Medifast Inc. (MED)

136.83
NYSE : Retail Trade
Prev Close 136.83
Day Low/High 0.00 / 0.00
52 Wk Low/High 40.00 / 137.11
Avg Volume 193.10K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 12.06M
Market Cap 1.60B
EPS 2.30
P/E Ratio 47.67
Div & Yield 1.92 (1.20%)

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Relative Strength Alert For Medifast

Relative Strength Alert For Medifast

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 above average rank, in the top 50% of the coverage universe, which suggests it is among the top most "interesting" ideas that merit further research by investors.

Medifast Announces Global Expansion With Its Lifestyle Brand, OPTAVIA®

Medifast Announces Global Expansion With Its Lifestyle Brand, OPTAVIA®

Company's Coach Community Will Expand to Hong Kong and Singapore in 2019

Commit To Buy Medifast At $50, Earn 5.8% Annualized Using Options

Commit To Buy Medifast At $50, Earn 5.8% Annualized Using Options

Investors eyeing a purchase of Medifast Inc shares, but cautious about paying the going market price of $66.92/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the September put at the $50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $1.65.

Medifast Enters Oversold Territory

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.

OPTAVIA® Featured In PEOPLE's Annual Half Their Size Issue

OPTAVIA® Featured In PEOPLE's Annual Half Their Size Issue

OPTAVIA Coach, Melody Perdue, Celebrates Health, Attributes Success to Community Support and Holistic Lifestyle Change

Ex-Dividend Reminder: Medifast, Capella Education and Advance Auto Parts

Ex-Dividend Reminder: Medifast, Capella Education and Advance Auto Parts

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/21/17, Medifast Inc , Capella Education Company , and Advance Auto Parts Inc will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Medifast Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.48 on 2/8/18, Capella Education Company will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.43 on 1/18/18, and Advance Auto Parts Inc will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.06 on 1/5/18.

MED Dividend Yield Pushes Above 2%

MED Dividend Yield Pushes Above 2%

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Thursday, shares of Medifast Inc were yielding above the 2% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.28), with the stock changing hands as low as $63.81 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.

YieldBoost Medifast From 1.9% To 16.6% Using Options

YieldBoost Medifast From 1.9% To 16.6% Using Options

Shareholders of Medifast Inc looking to boost their income beyond the stock's 1.9% annualized dividend yield can sell the March 2018 covered call at the $70 strike and collect the premium based on the $3.30 bid, which annualizes to an additional 14.7% rate of return against the current stock price (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost), for a total of 16.6% annualized rate in the scenario where the stock is not called away. Any upside above $70 would be lost if the stock rises there and is called away, but MED shares would have to advance 4.5% from current levels for that to occur, meaning that in the scenario where the stock is called, the shareholder has earned a 9.4% return from this trading level, in addition to any dividends collected before the stock was called.

Cash Dividend On The Way From Medifast (MED)

Cash Dividend On The Way From Medifast (MED)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 9/21/17, Medifast Inc will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.32, payable on 11/9/17. As a percentage of MED's recent stock price of $58.17, this dividend works out to approximately 0.55%, so look for shares of Medifast Inc to trade 0.55% lower — all else being equal — when MED shares open for trading on 9/21/17.

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 $42.38 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

TheStreet Quant Rating: A+ (Buy)