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NYSE:MED - Medifast Stock Price, Forecast & News

-5.47 (-5.02 %)
(As of 01/26/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $103.50
50-Day Range
MA: $105.65
52-Week Range
Now: $103.50
Volume564,669 shs
Average Volume219,953 shs
Market Capitalization$1.20 billion
P/E Ratio17.05
Dividend Yield4.15%
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$501 million
Cash Flow$4.83 per share
Book Value$9.12 per share


Net Income$55.79 million


Market Cap$1.20 billion
Next Earnings Date2/25/2020 (Estimated)

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 5th. Investors of record on Friday, December 27th will be paid a dividend of $1.13 per share on Thursday, February 6th. This represents a $4.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.37%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 26th. This is an increase from Medifast's previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. View Medifast's Dividend History.

How were Medifast's earnings last quarter?

Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) released its earnings results on Thursday, November, 7th. The specialty retailer reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.01. The specialty retailer had revenue of $190.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $194.70 million. Medifast had a net margin of 10.70% and a return on equity of 62.93%. The firm's revenue was up 36.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.14 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, February 25th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Medifast.

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

Medifast updated its FY 2019 After-Hours earnings guidance on Monday, November, 25th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.80-5.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.83. The company issued revenue guidance of $$700-710 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $$750.45 million.

What price target have analysts set for MED?

4 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Medifast's stock. Their forecasts range from $74.00 to $216.00. On average, they anticipate Medifast's stock price to reach $140.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 35.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Medifast.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Medifast?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Medifast in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 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?

Headlines about MED stock have trended extremely negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Medifast earned a daily sentiment score of -4.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the specialty retailer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Medifast.

Are investors shorting Medifast?

Medifast saw a drop in short interest during the month of January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,110,000 shares, a drop of 8.9% from the December 31st total of 4,510,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 408,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 10.1 days. Currently, 37.1% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Medifast's Current Options Chain.

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

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. 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)

Who are Medifast's major shareholders?

Medifast's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Ingalls & Snyder LLC (0.54%), Winmill & CO. Inc. (0.34%), Chickasaw Capital Management LLC (0.28%), Goodwin Daniel L (0.22%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.14%) and Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.11%). Company insiders that own Medifast stock include Carl E Sassano, Charles P Connolly, Constance J Hallquist, Daniel R Chard, Michael A Hoer, Michael C Macdonald and Scott Schlackman. 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 Chickasaw Capital Management LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have sold Medifast company stock in the last year include Carl E Sassano and Scott Schlackman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Medifast.

Which institutional investors are buying Medifast stock?

MED stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Winmill & CO. Inc., Goodwin Daniel L, Eqis Capital Management Inc., Ingalls & Snyder LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, New York State Teachers Retirement System, FormulaFolio Investments LLC and Hollencrest Capital Management. Company insiders that have bought Medifast stock in the last two years include Daniel R Chard and Michael A Hoer. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Medifast's stock price today?

One share of MED stock can currently be purchased for approximately $103.50.

How big of a company is Medifast?

Medifast has a market capitalization of $1.20 billion and generates $501 million in revenue each year. The specialty retailer earns $55.79 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.62 on an earnings per share basis. Medifast employs 420 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Medifast.

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:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  330 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  342 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  672
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 1/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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