Category Archives: News

Pandemic Will Shift Diet Season

March 18, 2020 The traditional "diet season" lasts from the last week of December until Memorial Day. If dieters have not reached their goal weight by the Summer, they usually take a break and pick it up in the Fall, or quit altogether. However, this year, with the coronavirus pandemic now in full swing, dieting…
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Time To Load Up on Weight Loss Stocks?

March 12, 2020 As the stock market get slammed again on Thursday, some weight loss public company stock valuations are looking mighty tempting, if you are a long-term value investor. Right now, blood is running in the streets, and that's when market gurus such as Warren Buffet advise us to be greedy and buy. There…
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Coronavirus Could Hurt Medical Weight Loss Programs

March 9, 2020 Based on our research over the past few decades, only about 3.4% of dieters prefer to visit a physician's office, hospital or medical clinic for a weight loss program. 80-85% or so use a do-it-yourself program (retail meal replacements, OTC diet pills, online purchases), and the balance use a commercial chain or…
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Prepare For Recession, NOW!

Feb. 28, 2020 All the signs of a perfect storm are coming together. The stock market has fallen nearly 3,000 points this week and is now in "correction" territory--Wall Street's softer term for the crap is hitting the fan. A significant stock market decline is usually an advance indicator of an impending recession, based on…
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Medifast Beats on Earnings & Revenues, Q4, full-year report

Feb. 27, 2020 Medifast (MED) posted revenues of $170.63 million for the 4th quarter ended December 2019, surpassing the Consensus Estimate by 5.33%. This compares to year-ago revenues of $145.8 million. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters. Fourth Quarter 2019 Highlights Compared to Prior-Year Period Revenue up…
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WW Reports Q4 2019, Full Year Results

Feb. 25, 2020 “2020 is off to a terrific start. The global launch of the new myWW program is resonating in every market, the WW Presents: Oprah’s 2020 Vision tour in the U.S. has been engaging sold-out crowds siad Mindy Grossman, the firm's President and CEO.  “Right now, we have more than 5 million members globally – a new…
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Tivity Health, Parent of NutriSystem, Falters

Feb. 20, 2020 Tivity Health (stock symbol TVTY), the parent company that acquired NutriSystem last year, reported weak earnings and guidance and its CEO Donald Tramuto resigned, as did NutriSystem's Chief Marketing Office, Kiera Krausz. The stock price plummeted Thursday morning, falling 44%. According to management in their conference call: "...Admittedly, the Nutrition business has…
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Noom Sees Growth, Investors

Jan 20, 2020 According to analysts and Bloomberg News, Noom has posted impressive growth, driven in part by aggressive advertising: Noom closed 2019 with $237 million in revenue, up from $61 million and $12 million in the two previous years, respectively. This New Year’s Day, 55,000 people signed up to lose weight with the smartphone…
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