NYSE:MED - Medifast Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$130.64 -2.18 (-1.64 %)
(As of 02/20/2019 06:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$132.82
Today's Range$128.47 - $132.90
52-Week Range$61.96 - $260.98
Volume287,379 shs
Average Volume291,874 shs
Market Capitalization$1.56 billion
P/E Ratio57.05
Dividend Yield2.26%
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Miscellaneous food preparations & kindred products
Sub-IndustryPersonal Products
SectorConsumer Staples



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$301.56 million
Cash Flow$2.7154 per share
Book Value$9.10 per share


Net Income$27.72 million


Market Cap$1.56 billion

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 yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 20th. This is a positive change 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 earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The specialty retailer reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.18. The specialty retailer had revenue of $117.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $101.75 million. Medifast had a return on equity of 43.45% and a net margin of 10.95%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 55.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.63 earnings per share. View Medifast's Earnings History.

When is Medifast's next earnings date?

Medifast is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Medifast.

What guidance has Medifast issued on next quarter's earnings?

Medifast issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, January, 14th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.45-4.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Medifast's shares. Their forecasts range from $249.00 to $249.00. On average, they expect Medifast's stock price to reach $249.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 90.6% 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 headlines about MED stock have been trending positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Medifast earned a media sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Medifast's key competitors?

Who are Medifast's key executives?

Medifast's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Daniel R. Chard, CEO & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Timothy G. Robinson CPA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Bill Baker, Exec. VP of Information Technology (Age 47)
  • Mr. Jason L. Groves, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 48)
  • Mr. Tony Tyree, Chief Marketing Officer

Who are Medifast's major shareholders?

Medifast's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.23%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.50%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (3.62%), MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd (2.54%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.80%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.63%). 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 institutional investors are selling Medifast stock?

MED stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WINTON GROUP Ltd, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., KBC Group NV, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, SG Americas Securities LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC and Hsbc Holdings PLC. 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 institutional investors are buying Medifast stock?

MED stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Millennium Management LLC, Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Bank of America Corp DE, Principal Financial Group Inc., First Trust Advisors LP and Voloridge Investment Management LLC. 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 $130.64.

How big of a company is Medifast?

Medifast has a market capitalization of $1.56 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  256 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  277 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  533
MarketBeat'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 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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