NYSE:MED - Medifast Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $120.48 -1.73 (-1.42 %) (As of 01/23/2019 02:39 AM ET)Previous Close$122.21Today's Range$117.89 - $124.1852-Week Range$61.96 - $260.98Volume298,500 shsAverage Volume380,679 shsMarket Capitalization$1.44 billionP/E Ratio52.61Dividend Yield2.49%Beta0.69 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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, medical professionals, franchise weight loss clinics, and direct consumer marketing. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 16 franchised Medifast weight control centers in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin; and 18 reseller locations in California, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Receive MED News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for MED and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Miscellaneous food preparations & kindred products Sub-IndustryPersonal Products SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNYSE:MED Previous Symbol CUSIP58470H10 Webwww.medifast1.com Phone410-581-8042Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.42 Quick Ratio1.72Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio52.61 Forward P/E Ratio26.77 P/E Growth1.04 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$301.56 million Price / Sales4.78 Cash Flow$2.6959 per share Price / Cash Flow44.69 Book Value$9.10 per share Price / Book13.24Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.29 Net Income$27.72 million Net Margins10.95% Return on Equity43.45% Return on Assets30.19%Miscellaneous Employees399 Outstanding Shares11,965,000Market Cap$1.44 billion OptionableOptionable Medifast (NYSE:MED) Frequently Asked Questions What is Medifast's stock symbol? Medifast trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MED." How often does Medifast pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Medifast? Medifast declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Thursday, February 7th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 20th. This is a boost from Medifast's previous quarterly dividend of $0.48. View Medifast's Dividend History. How were Medifast's earnings last quarter? Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November, 6th. The specialty retailer reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.14. The specialty retailer had revenue of $139.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $125.20 million. Medifast had a return on equity of 43.45% and a net margin of 10.95%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 80.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.55 EPS. View Medifast's Earnings History. When is Medifast's next earnings date? Medifast is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 5th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Medifast. What guidance has Medifast issued on next quarter's earnings? Medifast updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, January, 14th. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.45-4.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.50. The company issued revenue guidance of $492.5-497.5 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $497.04 million. What price target have analysts set for MED? 2 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Medifast's shares. Their forecasts range from $249.00 to $249.00. On average, they expect Medifast's share price to reach $249.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 106.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Medifast. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Medifast? 2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Medifast in the last year. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Medifast. Has Medifast been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about MED stock have been trending very positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Medifast earned a news sentiment score of 3.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Medifast's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Medifast include MCCORMICK & CO /SH (MKC), WANT WANT CHINA/ADR (WWNTY), Greencore Group (GNCGY), Farmer Bros (FARM), China Marine Food Group (CMFO) and Jammin Java (JAMN). Who are Medifast's key executives? Medifast's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Daniel R. Chard, CEO & Director (Age 53)Mr. Timothy G. Robinson CPA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 56)Mr. Bill Baker, Exec. VP of Information Technology (Age 46)Mr. Jason L. Groves, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 47)Mr. Tony Tyree, Chief Marketing Officer Who are Medifast's major shareholders? Medifast's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Chickasaw Capital Management LLC (0.28%), Navellier & Associates Inc (0.22%), Virtu Financial LLC (0.05%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%) and Matisse Capital (0.02%). Company insiders that own Medifast stock include Charles P Connolly, Constance J Hallquist, Daniel R Chard, Glenn W Welling, Jeremy John Martin, Michael A Hoer, Michael C Macdonald, Ralph Rushton and Simon TP Ridgway. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Medifast. Which major investors are selling Medifast stock? MED stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Chickasaw Capital Management LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and Bank of Montreal Can. Company insiders that have sold Medifast company stock in the last year include Charles P Connolly, Constance J Hallquist and Michael C Macdonald. View Insider Buying and Selling for Medifast. Which major investors are buying Medifast stock? MED stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virtu Financial LLC, Navellier & Associates Inc, Matisse Capital and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have bought Medifast stock in the last two years include Daniel R Chard, Glenn W Welling, Michael A Hoer and Simon TP Ridgway. View Insider Buying and Selling for Medifast. 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Medifast's stock price today? One share of MED stock can currently be purchased for approximately $120.48. How big of a company is Medifast? Medifast has a market capitalization of $1.44 billion and generates $301.56 million in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $27.72 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.29 on an earnings per share basis. Medifast employs 399 workers across the globe. What is Medifast's official website? The official website for Medifast is http://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] MarketBeat Community Rating for Medifast (NYSE MED)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 253 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 273 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 526MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Medifast and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe MED will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe MED will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What factors cause inflation to rise?