As the first and largest full-service pharmacy catering exclusively to kidney patients, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. is a provider of dialysis services in the U.S., treating patients with chronic kidney failure. The company provides services to over 1,809 outpatient dialysis centers, serving approximately 142,000 patients. It also provides acute inpatient dialysis services in approximately 700 hospitals and related laboratory services. DaVita's dialysis and related lab services business accounts for approximately 93% of its consolidated revenues. Many of the company's outpatient dialysis centers offer services for home dialysis patients. GuruFocus gives an in-depth analysis of DVA at: http://www.gurufocus.com/stock/DVA
Attractive to Berkshire Hathaway, DVA is one of 41 stocks in its portfolio, valued at $75.3 billion. Take a look at Warren Buffett’s buying history: http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Warren+Buffett
With five adds of DVA following its Wells Fargo (WFC) buy on Dec. 31, 2012, Berkshire has also made a quantum leap in media in 2012, with a 15.16% add in DirecTV (DTV) shares, with current shares at 34,037,500, and an 83.33% add of Liberty Media Corp (LSTZA), with current shares at 5,500,000.
With a market cap in excess of $200 billion, Berkshire Hathaway is well-known for its record: Shares have averaged a 21.4% compounded annual gain in per-share book value from 1965 to 2006, under Buffett's leadership. For in-depth analysis of Berkshire Hathaway, start here: http://www.gurufocus.com/stock/BRK.A
Buffett, the thrifty billionaire, recently admonished investors in gold and bonds, and said that stocks are the way to go. And we can never forget Mr. Buffett’s proposed Congressional Reform Act of 2012. In an interview, Buffett said he could end the deficit in five minutes. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.” Blazing common sense!
Why wouldn’t we listen to the most successful, nice guy investor in history?
Check out Warren Buffett’s current portfolio at: http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Warren+Buffett
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