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NYSE:MED

Medifast (MED) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$40.73
+0.73 (+1.83%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$39.08
$41.96
50-Day Range
$40.00
$70.16
52-Week Range
$38.22
$114.65
Volume
568,162 shs
Average Volume
312,956 shs
Market Capitalization
$443.96 million
P/E Ratio
4.47
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$61.00

Medifast MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
49.7% Upside
$61.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
17.96% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-4.17
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.27mentions of Medifast in the last 14 days
Based on 33 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.65%
From $4.92 to $5.69 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.12 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

43rd out of 139 stocks

Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products Industry

1st out of 4 stocks


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About Medifast Stock (NYSE:MED)

Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes weight loss, weight management, healthy living products, and other consumable health and nutritional products in the United States and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers bars, bites, pretzels, puffs, cereal crunch, drinks, hearty choices, oatmeal, pancakes, pudding, soft serves, shakes, smoothies, soft bakes, and soups under the OPTAVIA, Optimal Health by Take Shape for Life, and Flavors of Home brands. It markets its products through point-of-sale transactions over ecommerce platform. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

MED Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/20/2024
Today
2/24/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/06/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Miscellaneous food preparations & kindred products
Sub-Industry
Personal Products
CUSIP
58470H10
Employees
874
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$61.00
High Stock Price Target
$82.00
Low Stock Price Target
$40.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+49.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$143.57 million
Pretax Margin
12.01%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.07 billion
Cash Flow
$10.95 per share
Book Value
$18.49 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
10,669,000
Market Cap
$444.12 million
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.22
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Daniel R. ChardMr. Daniel R. Chard (Age 59)
    Executive Chairman & CEO
    Comp: $1.94M
  • Mr. James P. Maloney CPA (Age 56)
    Chief Financial Officer
    Comp: $823.91k
  • Mr. Anthony E. Tyree (Age 59)
    Chief Business Operations Officer
    Comp: $655.86k
  • Mr. Jason L. Groves Esq. (Age 53)
    Executive VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
    Comp: $669.51k
  • Mr. Nicholas M. Johnson (Age 44)
    Chief Field Operations Officer
    Comp: $696.4k
  • Mr. Jonathan Barrett MacKenzie (Age 52)
    VP of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Steven Zenker
    Vice President of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Claudia C. Greninger (Age 51)
    Chief Human Resources Officer














MED Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Medifast stock right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Medifast in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" MED shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in MED, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Medifast's stock price target for 2024?

2 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Medifast's shares. Their MED share price targets range from $40.00 to $82.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $61.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 49.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have MED shares performed in 2024?

Medifast's stock was trading at $67.22 at the beginning of the year. Since then, MED shares have decreased by 39.4% and is now trading at $40.7450.
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Are investors shorting Medifast?

Medifast saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,920,000 shares, an increase of 7.3% from the January 15th total of 1,790,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 258,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.4 days. Approximately 18.0% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Medifast's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 6th 2024.
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How were Medifast's earnings last quarter?

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 20th. The specialty retailer reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.99 by $0.10. The specialty retailer had revenue of $191.02 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $184.17 million. Medifast had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 56.06% and a net margin of 9.27%. The company's revenue was down 43.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $3.70 earnings per share.

How often does Medifast pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Medifast?

Medifast announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th will be paid a dividend of $1.65 per share on Tuesday, November 7th. This represents a $6.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 16.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 18th.
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What guidance has Medifast issued on next quarter's earnings?

Medifast updated its first quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 20th. The company provided EPS guidance of 0.250-0.950 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 1.490. The company issued revenue guidance of $155.0 million-$175.0 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $205.8 million.

What is Daniel Chard's approval rating as Medifast's CEO?

44 employees have rated Medifast Chief Executive Officer Daniel Chard on Glassdoor.com. Daniel Chard has an approval rating of 93% among the company's employees. This puts Daniel Chard in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Medifast own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Medifast investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), AbbVie (ABBV), Home Depot (HD), Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AT&T (T) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Medifast's major shareholders?

Medifast's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (15.49%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (4.80%), First Trust Advisors LP (3.65%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.85%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.71%) and Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (1.54%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrea B Thomas, Constance J Hallquist, Constance J Hallquist, Daniel R Chard, Jeffrey J Brown, Jeffrey J Brown, Kevin G Byrnes and Scott Schlackman.
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How do I buy shares of Medifast?

Shares of MED stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:MED) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff