Medifast Inc (MED)

42.90
0.23 0.53
NYSE : Services
Prev Close 43.13
Open 43.21
Day Low/High 42.38 / 43.21
52 Wk Low/High 34.30 / 47.35
Volume 106.92K
Avg Volume 75.10K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 11.93M
Market Cap 513.82M
EPS 1.50
P/E Ratio 26.27
Div & Yield 1.28 (3.00%)

Latest News

Medifast Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish for MED

In trading on Friday, shares of Medifast Inc crossed above their 200 day moving average of $42.19, changing hands as high as $42.40 per share. Medifast Inc shares are currently trading up about 1.2% on the day.

MED Crosses Below Key Moving Average Level

In trading on Tuesday, shares of Medifast Inc crossed below their 200 day moving average of $41.71, changing hands as low as $41.53 per share. Medifast Inc shares are currently trading down about 0.9% on the day.

Take Shape For Life® Named To 2017 Direct Selling Association Top 20 List

Company Makes Third Consecutive Appearance on List Honoring Largest Names in Industry

MED Ex-Dividend Reminder - 6/21/17

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 6/21/17, Medifast Inc will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.32, payable on 8/9/17. As a percentage of MED's recent stock price of $42.62, this dividend works out to approximately 0.75%, so look for shares of Medifast Inc to trade 0.75% lower — all else being equal — when MED shares open for trading on 6/21/17.

Medifast Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 3.06% Yield (MED)

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider's view of the business, and presumably the only reason an insider would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.

Medifast Enters Oversold Territory

The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Medifast Inc presently has an excellent rank, in the top 25% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

Top Buys by Directors: Welling's $706.1K Bet on MED

The directors of a company tend to have a unique inside view into the business, so when directors make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason a director of a company would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.

Medifast (MED) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Friday, shares of Medifast Inc were yielding above the 3% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.28), with the stock changing hands as low as $42.65 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.

Cash Dividend On The Way From Medifast (MED)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/21/17, Medifast Inc will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.32, payable on 5/9/17. As a percentage of MED's recent stock price of $43.18, this dividend works out to approximately 0.74%, so look for shares of Medifast Inc to trade 0.74% lower — all else being equal — when MED shares open for trading on 3/21/17.

Take Shape For Life® Hosts Largest Go Global Leadership Conference Ever

Health and wellness leader launches expanded clean label product offering, unveils plans to accelerate growth

MED: Insiders vs. Shorts

The most recent short interest data was recently released for the 01/31/2017 settlement date, and Medifast Inc is one of the most shorted stocks of the Russell 3000, based on 8.71 "days to cover" versus the median component at 5.13. There are a number of ways to look at short data, but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded.

Insiders Buy the Holdings of FDM ETF

Insiders Buy the Holdings of FDM ETF

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund (FDM) shows an impressive 10.8% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months. START SLIDESHOW:10 ETFs With Stocks That Insiders Are Buying » Medifast Inc , which makes up 0.45% of the First Trust Dow Jones Select MicroCap Index Fund (FDM), has seen 2 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data.

Medifast (MED) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

Medifast (MED) Passes Through 3% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Thursday, shares of Medifast Inc were yielding above the 3% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.28), with the stock changing hands as low as $41.92 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.

Insider Bets Paying Off At MED As New 52-Week High Reached

Insider Bets Paying Off At MED As New 52-Week High Reached

In trading on Tuesday, shares of Medifast Inc touched a new 52-week high of $42.47/share. That's a 56.60% rise, or $15.35 per share from the 52-week low of $27.12 set back on 02/09/2016.

Reminder - Medifast (MED) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Reminder - Medifast (MED) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/21/16, Medifast Inc will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.32, payable on 2/9/17. As a percentage of MED's recent stock price of $41.47, this dividend works out to approximately 0.77%, so look for shares of Medifast Inc to trade 0.77% lower — all else being equal — when MED shares open for trading on 12/21/16.

Reminder - Medifast (MED) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Reminder - Medifast (MED) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/21/16, Medifast Inc will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 11/10/16. As a percentage of MED's recent stock price of $37.29, this dividend works out to approximately 0.67%, so look for shares of Medifast Inc to trade 0.67% lower — all else being equal — when MED shares open for trading on 9/21/16.

Beach Season Already? Medifast Is Ready to Help You Get in Shape

Beach Season Already? Medifast Is Ready to Help You Get in Shape

This is the second-busiest season of the year for the weight-loss provider, says CEO Michael MacDonald.

Beach Season Spurring Sales Says Medifast CEO

Beach Season Spurring Sales Says Medifast CEO

Shares of Medifast are in robust shape, up nine percent so far this year, heading into the weight loss provider's second busiest season of the year.

Insider Trading Alert - MED, SNAK And UNXL Traded By Insiders

Insider Trading Alert - MED, SNAK And UNXL Traded By Insiders

Stocks with insider trader activity include MED, SNAK and UNXL

MED Ex-Dividend Reminder - 3/17/16

MED Ex-Dividend Reminder - 3/17/16

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 3/17/16, Medifast Inc will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.25, payable on 5/10/16. As a percentage of MED's recent stock price of $28.30, this dividend works out to approximately 0.88%, so look for shares of Medifast Inc to trade 0.88% lower — all else being equal — when MED shares open for trading on 3/17/16.

New Year's Resolution Season Busy Time for Weight Loss Industry, Says Medifast CEO

New Year's Resolution Season Busy Time for Weight Loss Industry, Says Medifast CEO

The weight loss industry swings into high gear as New Year's resolutions encourage people to get in better shape.