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NYSE:MED

Medifast Stock Forecast, Price & News

$263.35
+10.03 (+3.96 %)
(As of 02/24/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$250.97
Now: $263.35
$265.50
50-Day Range
$207.43
MA: $239.02
$274.30
52-Week Range
$49.03
Now: $263.35
$279.46
Volume89,106 shs
Average Volume125,984 shs
Market Capitalization$3.10 billion
P/E Ratio32.96
Dividend Yield1.78%
Beta1.52
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. 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 Take Shape for Life, and Flavors of Home brands. The company markets its products through direct ecommerce platform and franchise weight control center channels. Medifast, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Miscellaneous food preparations & kindred products
Sub-IndustryPersonal Products
CUSIP58470H10
Phone410-581-8042
Employees550
Year FoundedN/A

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$713.67 million
Cash Flow$8.20 per share
Book Value$9.03 per share

Profitability

Net Income$77.92 million

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$3.10 billion
Next Earnings Date2/25/2021 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

1.99 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

24th out of 298 stocks

Miscellaneous Food Preparations & Kindred Products Industry

1st out of 9 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.5Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
$263.35
+10.03 (+3.96 %)
(As of 02/24/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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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 short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Medifast wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Medifast?

Medifast saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 423,600 shares, a drop of 23.8% from the January 14th total of 555,900 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 135,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.1 days. Approximately 3.8% of the shares of the company 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, February 25th 2021.
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How can I listen to Medifast's earnings call?

Medifast will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 25th 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November, 2nd. The specialty retailer reported $2.91 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.49 by $0.42. The specialty retailer earned $271.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $242.50 million. Medifast had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 80.07% and a net margin of 11.27%. The business's revenue was up 42.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.32 EPS.
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How has Medifast's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Medifast's stock was trading at $70.44 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MED stock has increased by 273.9% and is now trading at $263.35.
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How often does Medifast pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Medifast?

Medifast declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 22nd will be given a dividend of $1.13 per share on Friday, February 5th. This represents a $4.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 21st.
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Is Medifast a good dividend stock?

Medifast pays an annual dividend of $4.52 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.78%. Medifast does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Medifast is 75.84%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, Medifast will have a dividend payout ratio of 43.38% next year. This indicates that Medifast will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for MED?

3 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Medifast's shares. Their forecasts range from $239.00 to $300.00. On average, they anticipate Medifast's stock price to reach $268.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.8% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Medifast's key executives?

Medifast's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Daniel R. Chard, Exec. Chairman & CEO (Age 56, Pay $2.04M)
  • Mr. William Baker IV, Exec. VP of Information Technology (Age 49, Pay $582.79k)
  • Mr. Anthony Tyree, Chief Marketing Officer (Age 56, Pay $695.03k)
  • Mr. Nicholas M. Johnson, Pres of Coach & Client Experience (Age 41, Pay $564.54k)
  • Mr. James P. Maloney, Chief Financial Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Lauren Walker, Exec. VP of Supply Chain Operations
  • Mr. Stephen K. Johnson, VP of Fin. & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 41)
  • Mr. Jason L. Groves, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 50)
  • Ms. Claudia Greninger, Exec. VP of HR (Age 48)

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.

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), 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.69%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (8.59%), Rice Hall James & Associates LLC (3.44%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.84%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.66%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.66%). Company insiders that own Medifast stock include Carl E Sassano, Jeffrey J Brown, 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 Schroder Investment Management Group, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Inc., Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland SA, Landscape Capital Management L.L.C., Wells Fargo & Company MN, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, and Renaissance Technologies LLC.
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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 $263.35.

How much money does Medifast make?

Medifast has a market capitalization of $3.10 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.

How many employees does Medifast have?

Medifast employs 550 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 2/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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