NEW YORK (

TheStreet

)

-- NutriSystem

(Nasdaq:

NTRI

) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Nutrisystem, Inc. provides weight management products and services primarily in the United States and Canada. The company's weight management program principally comprises a pre-packaged food program, online tools, and counseling. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 20.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6. NutriSystem has a market cap of $531.8 million and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are down 4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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