3. As of noon trading, DaVita HealthCare Partners ( DVA) is down $3.18 (-2.7%) to $113.16 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of DaVita HealthCare Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 794,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $112.43-$115.05 after having opened the day at $114.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $116.34.

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. provides kidney dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, or end stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. DaVita HealthCare Partners has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the health care sector. Shares are up 5.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate DaVita HealthCare Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates DaVita HealthCare Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full DaVita HealthCare Partners Ratings Report now.

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