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How Good Are Stock Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades? – Weight Watchers

July 23, 2019 A few days ago, DA Davidson upgraded WW stock to buy from neutral and said investor expectations for the 2020 diet season are too subdued. "WW has already reported improved recruitment trends, chatter on app download data indicates stabilization of subscriber trends, and our proprietary analysis of Reddit comments indicates keto interest…
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Medifast Flies Under the Radar, Pulls Off A Coup

July 19, 2019. Somehow, quietly, Medifast, with its MLM model and Optavia product line, is poised to become the second largest weight loss company by revenues. If, as expected, it posts revenues of $700 million this year, it will outsell NutiSystem (projected flat sales of $692 million), Herbalife, and Jenny Craig. How did it do…
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Medifast Flies Under the Radar, Pulls Off A Coup

July 19, 2019. Somehow, quietly, Medifast, with its MLM model and Optavia product line, is poised to become the second largest weight loss company by revenues. If, as expected, it posts revenues of $700 million this year, it will outsell NutiSystem (projected flat sales of $692 million), Herbalife, and Jenny Craig. How did it do…
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Medifast Reports Q1 Results

May 1, 2019 Medifast, Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. "Our strong start to the year was fueled by a record number of active earning OPTAVIA Coaches and increased coach productivity," commented Dan Chard, Medifast's CEO. "These achievements helped generate first quarter revenue and earnings above our expectations and…
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Weight Watchers Beats Q1 Estimates

May 7, 2019 Weight Watchers International (WW) came out with a quarterly loss of $0.16 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of $0.26. This compares to earnings of $0.31 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 38.46%. The…
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Virtual Weight Loss Is A $1.4 Billion Market

April 23, 2019 Marketdata LLC (theparent company of this website) has just published a brand new market research study entitled: "The Digital Weight Loss Market: Websites, Apps and More", a 121-page analysis with 21 competitor profiles. This is a groundbreaking new analysis of weight loss... apps, websites, blogs, online courses, and telemedicine-related services. Digital or…
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How To Fix Weight Watchers

April 16, 2019 Recently, a J.P. Morgan analysts, Christina Brathwaite, claimed that WTW's business was eroding, based on a 40% yoy drop in daily average users of the company's app. This assessment triggered a sell-off and worried investors. However, It is Marketdata's contention that this assessment was reckless and represented a woefully incomplete picture of…
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HIG Capital Buys Jenny Craig

April, 5, 2019 Private equity fund HIG Capital has purchased Jenny Craig from North Castle Partners, which had owned Jenny Craig since 2013. HIG managing director Jeff Zanarini said, “We believe Jenny Craig represents an ideal opportunity to invest in the premier provider of weight loss services, especially with the rising prevalence of overweight adults.…
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