's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (
) has purchased 282,403 more shares of DaVita Inc. (
), at $103.83 per share, recorded on Sept. 28, according to
GuruFocus Real Time Picks
This boosts Berkshire's total shares to 9,582,403, a 28% increase
from the amount reported on June 6, making Buffett more than 10%
owner of the company.
DaVita Inc. delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic
kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. These services
include clinical care, integrated treatment plans, personalized
care teams and health management services. DaVita has more than
1,800 outpatient dialysis centers nationwide, and has operated 19
outpatient dialysis centers in four countries outside of the
U.S., according to the company's website.
Aside from Berkshire's most recent purchase, there have been
three additional accounts of DaVita insider activity within the
last month, including more than 4,000 shares sold by DVA Director
Pamela Arway, more than 15,000 shares sold by DVA Chief
Compliance Officer David Shapiro, and more than 4,900 shares sold
by DVA Group Vice President Leanne Zumwalt.
Other Gurus who also hold shares of DaVita besides Buffett
include Lone Pine Capital's
, who owns 3.2% of the company, Viking Global Investors LP's
who owns 3.34% of the company and Maverick Capital's Lee Ainslie,
who owns 0.73%.
DaVita has a net income of about $2.8 million based upon figures
the company reported in its six-months quarterly report ending
With a market cap of $9.8 billion, DaVita has a P/E ratio of
17.3, a P/S ratio of 1.4 and an annual average earnings growth of
18.6% in the last 10 years. DaVita is traded at its highest price
in at least three years.
GuruFocus gives DaVita a Business Predictability Rank of 3.5
stars, a financial strength rank of 7 out of 10, and a
reflectively positive high profitability rank of 9 out of 10.
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