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NYSE:MED

Medifast Stock Forecast, Price & News

$205.41
+3.75 (+1.86 %)
(As of 10/25/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$201.43
$205.84
50-Day Range
$185.81
$240.14
52-Week Range
$139.59
$336.99
Volume137,893 shs
Average Volume120,837 shs
Market Capitalization$2.41 billion
P/E Ratio16.19
Dividend Yield2.82%
Beta1.39
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About Medifast

Medifast, Inc. engages in the provision of healthy living products and programs. It offers the OPTAVIA brand-a highly competitive and effective lifestyle solution centered on developing new healthy habits through smaller, foundational changes called micro-habits. The company was founded by William Vitale in 1981 and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Miscellaneous food preparations & kindred products
Sub-Industry
Personal Products
CUSIP
58470H10
Employees
713
Year Founded
N/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$934.84 million
Cash Flow
$8.67 per share
Book Value
$13.36 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$102.86 million

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Market Cap
$2.41 billion
Next Earnings Date
11/4/2021 (Confirmed)
Optionable
Optionable

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

3.29 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

2nd out of 181 stocks

Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products Industry

1st out of 6 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 4.4Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Medifast (NYSE:MED) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Medifast a buy right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Medifast in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Medifast stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Medifast?

Wall Street analysts have given Medifast a "Buy" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Medifast wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Medifast?

Medifast saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totaling 421,800 shares, an increase of 31.0% from the September 15th total of 321,900 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 116,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.6 days. Currently, 3.8% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Medifast's next earnings date?

Medifast is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 4th 2021.
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How can I listen to Medifast's earnings call?

Medifast will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, November 4th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 877-344-7529 with passcode "10160327".

How were Medifast's earnings last quarter?

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 4th. The specialty retailer reported $3.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.30 by $0.66. The specialty retailer earned $394.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $359.25 million. Medifast had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 90.26% and a net margin of 11.84%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 79.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.86 earnings per share.
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How has Medifast's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Medifast's stock was trading at $70.44 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MED stock has increased by 191.6% and is now trading at $205.41.
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How often does Medifast pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Medifast?

Medifast announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 9th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 21st will be given a dividend of $1.42 per share on Monday, November 8th. This represents a $5.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.77%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 20th.
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Is Medifast a good dividend stock?

Medifast pays an annual dividend of $5.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.82%. Medifast has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Medifast is 62.14%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Medifast will have a dividend payout ratio of 35.84% next year. This indicates that Medifast will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Medifast issued on next quarter's earnings?

Medifast issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $12.700-$14.170 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $13.800. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.43 billion-$1.53 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.46 billion.

What price target have analysts set for MED?

3 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Medifast's stock. Their forecasts range from $265.00 to $400.00. On average, they expect Medifast's share price to reach $353.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 72.0% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Medifast's key executives?

Medifast's management team includes the following people:
  • Daniel R. Chard, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
  • James P. Maloney, Chief Financial Officer
  • William Baker, Executive Vice President-Information Technology
  • Jason L. Groves, Secretary, Executive VP & General Counsel
  • Nicholas M. Johnson, EVP-Coach Success & Market President

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

44 employees have rated Medifast CEO Daniel Chard on Glassdoor.com. Daniel Chard has an approval rating of 93% among Medifast'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), The Home Depot (HD), The Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Intel (INTC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), AT&T (T) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Chickasaw Capital Management LLC (0.25%), Private Advisor Group LLC (0.24%), Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc. (0.12%), Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL (0.09%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.07%) and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.07%). Company insiders that own Medifast stock include Constance J Hallquist, Daniel R Chard, Jeffrey J Brown, Kevin G Byrnes, 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 Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., James Investment Research Inc., Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., Chickasaw Capital Management LLC, and Burns J W & Co. Inc. NY. Company insiders that have sold Medifast company stock in the last year include Constance J Hallquist, Daniel R Chard, Kevin G Byrnes, and Scott Schlackman.
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Which institutional investors are buying Medifast stock?

MED stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Private Advisor Group LLC, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Campbell Newman Asset Management Inc., Strs Ohio, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Carolina Wealth Advisors LLC, and Toth Financial Advisory Corp.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Medifast's stock price today?

One share of MED stock can currently be purchased for approximately $205.41.

How much money does Medifast make?

Medifast has a market capitalization of $2.41 billion and generates $934.84 million in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $102.86 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.14 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Medifast have?

Medifast employs 713 workers across the globe.

What is Medifast's official website?

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

Where are Medifast's headquarters?

Medifast is headquartered at 100 International Drive, Baltimore MD, 21202.

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 10/25/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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