Company profile: NutriSystem sells weight-loss products and services directly to the consumer through nutrisystem.com, by phone and at select retailers, and arranges home delivery of its products.NutriSystem is a small-cap company, with a $376 million market value. Revenue last year was $509 million and earnings were $1.13 per share, but it looks like it will fall short of both this year, given the results through the third quarter. Share performance: down 33% this year, including a gain of 9% in the past three months; it has a 10-year average annualized return of 47%. Analysts' take: According to S&P, NutriSystem has four "buy" ratings and one "hold." It has 83% institutional ownership, led by Royce Low-Priced Stock Fund (RYLPX), which owns 6.7% of its shares, more than double that of the next largest shareholder.
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