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NYSE:MEDMedifast Stock Price, Forecast & News

$174.42
+3.51 (+2.05 %)
(As of 08/4/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$168.41
Now: $174.42
$175.36
50-Day Range
$107.76
MA: $146.99
$170.91
52-Week Range
$49.03
Now: $174.42
$175.36
Volume229,904 shs
Average Volume292,554 shs
Market Capitalization$2.05 billion
P/E Ratio27.73
Dividend Yield2.64%
Beta1.33
Medifast, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes weight loss, weight management, healthy living products, and other consumable health and nutritional products. It offers bars, bites, pretzels, puffs, oatmeal and cereal crunch products, drinks, hearty choices, pancakes, puddings, soft serves, shakes, smoothies, soft bakes, and soups under the Medifast, OPTAVIA, Thrive by Medifast, Optimal Health by OPTAVIA, Flavors of Home, and Essential 1 brands. The company sells its products through various channels, including the Internet, call centers, independent health advisors, franchise weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.29 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Miscellaneous food preparations & kindred products
Sub-IndustryPersonal Products
CUSIP58470H10
Phone410-581-8042

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$713.67 million
Cash Flow$6.95 per share
Book Value$9.03 per share

Profitability

Net Income$77.92 million

Miscellaneous

Employees420
Market Cap$2.05 billion
Next Earnings Date8/5/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$174.42
+3.51 (+2.05 %)
(As of 08/4/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Medifast (NYSE:MED) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Medifast's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Medifast's stock was trading at $70.44 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, MED shares have increased by 147.6% and is now trading at $174.42.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Medifast?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Medifast in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Medifast's next earnings date?

Medifast is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 5th 2020.
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How can I listen to Medifast's earnings call?

Medifast will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, August 5th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Medifast's earnings last quarter?

Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 5th. The specialty retailer reported $1.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.33 by $0.60. The specialty retailer had revenue of $178.46 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $161.90 million. Medifast had a net margin of 10.41% and a return on equity of 65.66%.
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How often does Medifast pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Medifast?

Medifast declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 16th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $1.13 per share on Thursday, August 6th. This represents a $4.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 29th.
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What price target have analysts set for MED?

4 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Medifast's shares. Their forecasts range from $86.00 to $164.00. On average, they expect Medifast's stock price to reach $113.33 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 35.0%.
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Has Medifast been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about MED stock has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Medifast earned a media sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.
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Are investors shorting Medifast?

Medifast saw a decrease in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,830,000 shares, a decrease of 39.2% from the June 30th total of 3,010,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 284,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.4 days. Approximately 16.3% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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Who are some of Medifast's key competitors?

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), Home Depot (HD), Boeing (BA), Mastercard (MA), Micron Technology (MU), AbbVie (ABBV), Adobe (ADBE), Paypal (PYPL) and Baidu (BIDU).

Who are Medifast's key executives?

Medifast's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Daniel R. Chard, CEO & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Timothy G. Robinson CPA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. William Baker IV, Exec. VP of Information Technology (Age 47)
  • Mr. Nicholas Johnson, Exec. VP of Coach Success Market Pres of OPTAVIA USA (Age 39)
  • Mr. Jason L. Groves, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 48)

What is Medifast's stock symbol?

Medifast trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MED."

Who are Medifast's major shareholders?

Medifast's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Ingalls & Snyder LLC (0.45%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.40%), Chickasaw Capital Management LLC (0.26%), Mackay Shields LLC (0.14%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.14%) and Bridge City Capital LLC (0.14%). Company insiders that own Medifast stock include Carl E Sassano, Constance J Hallquist, Daniel R Chard, Jeffrey J Brown, Michael A Hoer, Michael C Macdonald and Scott Schlackman.
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Which institutional investors are selling Medifast stock?

MED stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including SG Americas Securities LLC, Bridge City Capital LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Chickasaw Capital Management LLC, Matisse Capital, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Ingalls & Snyder LLC, and ARP Americas LP. Company insiders that have sold Medifast company stock in the last year include Michael C Macdonald, and Scott Schlackman.
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Which institutional investors are buying Medifast stock?

MED stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mackay Shields LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Parallel Advisors LLC, Icon Advisers Inc. Co., Arizona State Retirement System, Spearhead Capital Advisors LLC, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., and GW Henssler & Associates Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Medifast stock in the last two years include Daniel R Chard, Jeffrey J Brown, and Michael A Hoer.
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How do I buy shares of Medifast?

Shares of MED can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Medifast's stock price today?

One share of MED stock can currently be purchased for approximately $174.42.

How big of a company is Medifast?

Medifast has a market capitalization of $2.05 billion and generates $713.67 million in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $77.92 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.96 on an earnings per share basis. Medifast employs 420 workers across the globe.

What is Medifast's official website?

The official website for Medifast is www.medifast1.com.

How can I contact Medifast?

Medifast's mailing address is 100 International Drive, Baltimore MD, 21202. The specialty retailer can be reached via phone at 410-581-8042 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 8/4/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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