|Bid||0.00 x 3200|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||42.81 - 42.94|
|52 Week Range||27.95 - 45.25|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||N/A|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.99|
|Earnings Date||Apr 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||45.00|
Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WTW) is leveraging the power of celebrity again, desperately trying to light a much-needed new fire under investors. But, it's not the messaging -- or the people delivering it -- that's keeping WTW stock in check.On Friday, 'wellness' company WW unveiled its new "It Works" marketing campaign featuring media mogul Oprah Winfrey. The updated promotional plan aims to highlight some of the success stories members have experienced using the Weight Watchers program. Winfrey -- who owns more than 10% of outstanding WTW stock -- is even making video calls to some members to celebrate their weight loss. ("You get a call and you get a call!")The new campaign, however, still misses the mark the company can't afford to continue missing.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsCase(s) in point? WW posted disappointing fiscal third- and fourth-quarter reports. Last quarter, revenue of $330 million missed estimates of $347 million, and in the quarter before that, the company's subscriber base fell sequentially to 3.9 million from 4.2 million. * 8 Best Stocks to Buy for an April Rally The results are a reflection of multiple headwinds, though each of those headwinds is ultimately rooted in the same challenge… consumers are increasingly empowered by self-service choices, and decreasingly swayed by celebrity endorsements. Losing RelevancyThose self-service choices in question are deep and wide, ranging from fitness trackers like Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) to dieting apps (many of which are free) to a wealth of information on the web that's led consumers to smarter food choices. Organized 'programs' have become so yesteryear.So has Oprah.As a reminder, this isn't the first go-around WW has had with Oprah Winfrey. Her involvement first took shape with great fanfare back in 2015, when she became a major shareholder. By December of that year, Winfrey starred in her first Weight Watchers commercial.Investors loved it, and consumers noticed it. But, surprising as it may be, her celebrity hasn't had much in the way of staying power. Revenue is up measurably from 2015 levels, but still short of 2012's peak of $1.84 billion.Last year's top line was only $1.5 billion.The stock has reflected those busted expectations. Shares soared from 2017's low near $12 to a mid-2018 peak near $102, only to slide back to the current price near $20.Better competition isn't helping WTW stock any either. Nutrisystem (NASDAQ:NTRI), employing a stunningly unsophisticated "you eat the food, you lose the weight" marketing slogan, appeals to a crowd that just wants a solution.In short, the world has changed. Perceptions have changed as consumers are empowered by limitless information, and near limitless choice. What consumers respond to has changed, with a myriad of alternatives to Weight Watchers, or WW, on the table. * The Elite 8 Stocks to Buy for Massive Outperformance That's largely why the transformation into a wellness company late last year hasn't gained much traction. It looks and feels like a new slogan that was invented just for the sake of creating a new slogan. What the new-and-improved WW should have been doing is rethinking everything that it is, from the ground up. Bottom Line for WTW StockNone of this is to suggest the Weight Watchers brand is doomed. The absolute worst case scenario is a savvy private equity firm acquires the struggling company left with few choices mostly to use the recognizable name. WTW stock investors are still miles away from that sort of possibility, however.In the meantime though, messages like "It Works" aren't going to cut it. It's supposed to 'work.' That's why people pay for it.What a viable future might look like for WW, or Weight Watchers, isn't clear. Making an app the centerpiece of a diet won't work, simply because there are so many of them already. Its pre-packaged foods are giving consumers second thoughts, as people become more leery of any processed foods and gravitate toward fresh, organic options… in many cases delivered as a kit to dieters' doorsteps. Membership in a group of like-minded dieters? People are losing interest in that idea too, unless it can be done online.Simply put, the Weight Watchers of the 1990's can't be salvaged as-is with some fresh marketing tweaks. It needs to be stripped down to the core and rebuilt from the ground up. That's something the company hasn't been willing to make happen and Weight Watchers stock investors have paid the price.Until it does, WTW stock is a tough name to justify owning.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Best ETFs for 2019: A Close Race at the Front * 15 Stocks to Buy Leading the Financial Charge * 7 Stocks From Around the World That Beat U.S. Stocks Compare Brokers The post Doubling Down on Misguided Marketing Isn't Helping Weight Watchers Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Franklin-based Tivity Health Inc. has completed its $1.3 billion acquisition of Nutrisystem. "Both Nutrisystem and Tivity Health have successful track records improving health, both in the lives of consumers and health plan members, as well as in the communities where we do business,” Tivity CEO Donato Tramuto said in a news release. “That experience, coupled with our shared commitment to our varied stakeholders, will power successful execution on the many opportunities that lie ahead.” "Since announcing the transaction, we have received overwhelmingly supportive feedback from our health plan customers, members and fitness partners about their interest in the broad array of offerings of our combined company,” Tramuto continued.
South Beach Diet®, a division of Nutrisystem, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, announced today that brand ambassador Jessie James Decker has lost 25 pounds on the program since the birth of her third child last March. “Losing weight after the third baby, it felt very different to me than the first and second. With the first one, I didn’t know what I was doing at all,” said Decker.
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When WW, the company formerly known as Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WTW), was founded back in 1963, its premise of empowerment was game-changing. It was practically impossible for dieters to know exactly how their diet was affecting their weight.Source: Alan CleaverThe notion of empowerment has never really gone away. Indeed, the advent of the internet -- and mobile internet in particular -- has cultivated a culture of empowerment. "There's an app" for that isn't just a cliche. Every bit of the world's collective knowledge is literally at your fingertips.And there's the rub for current and prospective owners of WTW stock. It's still the big name in weight-loss regimens, but empowered dieters can all too easily bypass WW and achieve the same on their own.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsInvestors were reminded of this reality on Tuesday evening, when a disappointing fourth-quarter report was followed by an even more disappointing 2019 outlook. A Rough Start for Weight WatchersOppenheimer analyst Brian Nagel on-target with his assessment following the WW earnings report. His take? "I think they tripped over their own feet as they made this big transition from Weight Watchers to WW … from a weight loss company to a wellness type company." * 7 IPOs to Get Excited for in 2019 The strategy isn't wrong. Indeed, wellness has supplanted shapes and sizes as the yardstick most consumers use, with the assumption that healthy diets and healthy lifestyles will result in the weight that's "right" for each and every individual.But, in overhauling what it is in October of last year, WW largely alienated its core crowd. That is, overweight consumers struggling to connect the dots between wellness -- or at least the idea of wellness -- and weight loss.The numbers tell the story. Last quarter's top line of $330 million fell short of the $347 million analysts were expecting. Earnings of 46 cents per share of WTW stock missed estimates of 60 cents per share. Worse, this year's revenue will only roll in at roughly $1.4 billion, according to the company, coming up short of the $1.66 billion the pros had been modeling. WW's full-year profit guidance of between $1.25 and $1.50 per share is less than half analysts' estimated figure.CEO Mindy Grossman explains "we had a soft start to 2019 versus last year's strong performance with the launch of WW Freestyle."That "soft start" can have a lingering effect. Most of its recruitment takes place during the first quarter, after a string of food-focused holidays prompt weight-loss-minded New Year's resolutions. WW is starting the new year with a smaller base of members to monetize than it was expecting.And yet, to simply chalk up fiscal headwinds to a questionable overhaul may greatly oversimplify what truly ails WW. WTW Stock Missing the Target (and the Point)In short, WW remains rooted in a marketing approach, and shtick, that doesn't resonate with consumers anymore.The aforementioned idea of empowerment can't be emphasized enough. Consumers, overweight or not, are more empowered now than they've ever been. But that empowerment largely supersedes what WW (no pun intended) brings to the table. At the very least, point-based diet apps that are just as powerful as WW's are available for free, but more than that, consumers are now willing and able to custom-build their own personal menus based on the internet's wealth of information about a particular food's pros, cons and nuances.And, as it turns out, the pre-approved, pre-packaged food WW sells may facilitate weight loss, but many dieters note they're packed with preservatives and sodium -- a step away from the "wellness" the new WW is touting.It's not just about alternative apps and access to prepackaged foods with healthier ingredients though. WW's marketing is increasingly out of touch with its average customer … a 48-year-old female that may or may not be willing to learn to use an app, and a woman that may not have time to regularly attend meetings.That's not to suggest spokespeople Oprah Winfrey and Kate Hudson are unrecognizable names. They're stars. But at 65 years of age and out of mainstream cable television loop for years now, Winfrey's not exactly a "closer" for any would-be dieter not yet convinced WW is a viable solution.As for the perpetually fit Kate Hudson, she connects even less with frustrated overweight consumers. Looking Ahead for WTW StockCan Weight Watchers, or WW, be salvaged? Maybe. Its brand awareness is second to none to be sure. That still counts for something.If WTW stock is going to put itself back into a longer-lived uptrend, however, it's going to have to distinctly do something else than what it's presently doing.One such solution is a 180-degree turnaround from its current "system-based" approach to something more akin to the NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) message. Its "you eat the food, you lose the weight" marketing message may be stupidly simple, but many consumers crave simplicity … men in particular.To that end, WW continues to ignore that half of the market. While men aren't dismissed altogether, 90% of its customers are women.Another potential initiative that could rekindle WW, and by extension, WTW stock: A deliberate move all the way to the extreme end of the "wellness" spectrum, where it said it was refocusing in October.Oppenheimer's Nagel agreed that last year's rethinking of what weight loss is really all about was a step in the right direction, in an environment where consumers are more interested in wellness than a number on a scale. But as far as a true "wellness" company goes, the new WW still looks and feels a lot like the old Weight Watchers. Customers haven't been fooled. They're still using the web to find the true wellness information WW isn't providing, often learning in the process that WW-branded food isn't necessarily all that good for you.Maybe paradigm shift is in the works, but between last quarter's numbers and this year's outlook, WTW stock owners have good reason to fear WW still doesn't understand where it fits into the current landscape.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Consumer Stocks to Buy and Hold for Years * 4 China Stocks Soaring on Trade Hopes * 3 Esports Stocks to Benefit From the Boom Compare Brokers The post After Earnings, The New Weight Watchers Still Looks Familiar appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Nutrisystem, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services including Nutrisystem®, South Beach Diet®, and DNA Body Blueprint™, has been awarded three Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service from the American Business Association. “Here at Nutrisystem, we continue to set the bar high,” said Keira Krausz, Chief Marketing Officer.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") today assigned a B1 Corporate Family Rating (CFR) and a B1-PD Probability of Default Rating to Tivity Health, Inc. ("Tivity"). Tivity will use proceeds from the term loans as well as $156 million common equity to acquire Nutrisystem, Inc. for $1.3 billion.
The Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based company said it had profit of 46 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and pretax expenses, came to 61 cents per share. The results met Wall ...
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According to the CDC, about 40 percent of the U.S. population (over 90 million Americans over the age of 20) is considered obese. Still, Nutrisystem's Dawn Zier believes progress is being made.
Nutrisystem Inc NASDAQ/NGS:NTRIView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for NTRI with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NegativeETF activity is negative. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding NTRI totaled $2.39 billion. Additionally, the rate of outflows appears to be accelerating. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Medifast (NYSE:MED) is a relative newcomer to the weight loss and weight management industry, having started in 1980. Both Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WTW) and Nutrisystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) started a decade or two before MED. The one thing MED stock had that made it unique, however, is that it was started by a doctor and was originally sold through doctors and doctors' offices. And while obesity wasn't the issue it is today, there were plenty of reasons to get Americans on healthier diets, like high blood pressure, fast food and prepared foods, lack of exercise, etc. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips This also lent an air of credibility, since it was basically doctors "prescribing" you food. Since then, the company has grown steadily … until recently when it began to go on a tear. ### Big Growth for MED Stock In the past three years, MED stock is up more than 320%. In the past 12 months, it's up 85%. And its current price-to-earnings ratio is still below 33. That's pretty impressive. That means it's significantly outperforming its competitors in the space. WTW and NTRI are both treading water, or slightly under for the past 12 months. What's more, since it wasn't originally built for speed, MED stock offers a respectable 2.4% dividend as well. * 7 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy That Tore Up Earnings All these stocks are considered specialty retail, since they are focused on the consumer. This sector is doing well, it's just that WTW and NTRI were the default choices in the sector and were overbought. Also, being the market leaders, they were the ones that were most exposed to competitors who could take market share. But as long as the consumer is doing well, these firms will do well. The second important factor is, younger generations aren't necessarily as much food oriented as they are nutrition oriented. What I mean by that is, they don't see food as an indulgence necessarily. They care where their food is sourced and that what they eat gives them what they need, just as long as it's easy to eat and fast to prepare. This culture has been developing over time as prepared foods have become much higher quality and more thoughtful, and consumers have spent less time in kitchens learning how to cook. This trend also works for the graying baby boomers who are less interested in cooking and may have chronic illnesses -- diabetes, heart disease, etc -- where having prepared meals makes sense. Chef Mike (the microwave) is now our private chef. MED's fastest growing division is its Optavia unit. It is marketed solely by word of mouth and uses one-on-one coaches who are current or former Medifast customers. The help keep their clients on their targets and help them build menus and meal plans that are customized. The consultants are paid a commission for their sales, so this also becomes a great supplemental income source for MED's best customers. This is a unique time to sneak in here as well, since the big names in the sector aren't performing well, so this is an under-the-radar play at the moment in a sector that has huge long-term potential. Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 of the Best Stocks to Buy for a Dovish Federal Reserve * 5 Best Fidelity ETFs for Retirement Savers * 7 Blue-Chip Stocks That Could Lead the Market Higher Compare Brokers The post Thereas Still Plenty of Upside Left in Medifast Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2019 -- Gainey McKenna & Egleston announces that it filed a class action lawsuit against Nutrisystem, Inc. (“Nutrisystem” or the “Company”) (NasdaqGS:.
Nutrisystem, Inc. (NTRI), a leading provider of health and wellness and weight management products and services including Nutrisystem®, South Beach Diet®, and DNA Body Blueprint™ brands, today reported select preliminary unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018 in connection with the launch of bank financing efforts related to the previously announced, in December 2018, expected acquisition by Tivity Health, Inc. (TVTY).
South Beach Diet®, a division of Nutrisystem, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, announced today a slate of new brand ambassadors, including reality television personalities Savannah Chrisley, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon. Each revealed their participation via their respective social media channels to a combined audience of over 3.5 million followers. Noting the appeal and influence that these new ambassadors bring, Keira Krausz, Chief Marketing Officer, South Beach Diet said, “Savannah, Ashley and Jared have fresh, authentic voices that speak directly to loyal, enthusiastic audiences, and we’re thrilled to have them represent South Beach.
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Dawn Zier, a businesswoman with a master's degree from MIT, believes analytics are the way of the future. When Nutrisystem hired her away from Reader's Digest in 2012 to help turn around the struggling weight-management company, one of the first things she did as president and CEO was institute a facts-based culture, believing that if you can gain better insights into existing and potential customers through data analysis, you can serve them better.
Are New Year’s weight loss resolutions continuing into February? Whether those goals are a major life change or just a loss of a few pounds, Nutrisystem CEO Dawn Zier on ways you can stick to your wellness goals with both diet and exercise.