Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, DaVita (NYSE: DVA) is one of the largest kidney care companies in the United States. The company specializes in diabetes-related care for approximately 158,600 patients across 2,032 outpatient dialysis centers, including in-center hemodialysis, in-center nocturnal dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, renal diet assistance, vascular access management, and chronic kidney disease education.
Legendary value investor and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett has the kind of problems the rest of us only dream of having. Problems like, "What brand names can I spend $30 billion on this year that would turn a solid profit with a reasonable margin of safety?" The answer, or $13 billion worth of it, at least for Berkshire’s end, is H.J. Heinz (NYSE: HNZmore »)
Walmart (NYSE: WMT) shares took a hit recently due to a leaked in-house memo by mid-level executive Walmart VP Jerry Murray, describing the mega-retailer’s February's sales as, "are a total disaster," and that February’s results were Walmart’s worst for any month in the past 7 years.
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