Medifast Inc. (MED)

79.84
0.73 0.91
NYSE : Retail Trade
Prev Close 80.57
Open 80.20
Day Low/High 77.23 / 80.64
52 Wk Low/High 66.50 / 165.70
Volume 766.55K
Avg Volume 346.40K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 11.84M
Market Cap 880.12M
EPS 4.70
P/E Ratio 12.23
Div & Yield 3.00 (2.94%)
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.

Medifast, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

Medifast, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

Reports Record Revenues; Updates Full Year Outlook

The Week Ahead: Earnings Season Is Far From Over

The Week Ahead: Earnings Season Is Far From Over

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Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2019

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2019

BALTIMORE, Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc.

Medifast® Names New Human Resources Executive Amid Historic Growth

Medifast® Names New Human Resources Executive Amid Historic Growth

Global Health and Wellness Company Announces Claudia Greninger as Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Medifast, Inc. To Participate In The Sidoti & Company Fall 2019 Conference

Medifast, Inc. To Participate In The Sidoti & Company Fall 2019 Conference

BALTIMORE, Sept. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc.

Medifast Advances Philanthropic Initiative, Partners With Its OPTAVIA® Community To Promote Healthy Habit Creation

Medifast Advances Philanthropic Initiative, Partners With Its OPTAVIA® Community To Promote Healthy Habit Creation

Thousands of volunteers joined forces to invest in the health and wellness of their local communities during the company's Healthy Habits For All™ Week

Post Holdings Plans to Shake Up the Market With a Spinoff

Post Holdings Plans to Shake Up the Market With a Spinoff

Post's IPO of its star Active Nutrition segment is expected to take place in the December quarter.

Medifast, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

Medifast, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

BALTIMORE, Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  Medifast, Inc.

Medifast, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

Medifast, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results

Reports Record Revenues; Raises Full Year Outlook

OPTAVIA® Hosts First Global Convention With Record-Breaking Attendance

OPTAVIA® Hosts First Global Convention With Record-Breaking Attendance

More than 11,000 Registered for Annual Event in Orlando, Florida

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2019

Medifast, Inc. To Announce Financial Results For The Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2019

BALTIMORE, Md., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc.

Medifast, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

Medifast, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

BALTIMORE, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading manufacturer and distributor of clinically proven programs and healthy living products, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a $0.

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: MED, IIPR, CCXI

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: MED, IIPR, CCXI

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Medifast Inc , where a total volume of 1,009 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 100,900 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 51.4% of MED's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 196,210 shares.

Proceed With Caution: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 5/31/19)

Proceed With Caution: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Friday 5/31/19)

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Medifast, Annaly, Twilio: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

Medifast, Annaly, Twilio: 'Mad Money' Lightning Round

A roundup of Jim Cramer's thoughts about companies of interest to Mad Money viewers.

Medifast, Inc. To Participate In The Baird 2019 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference

Medifast, Inc. To Participate In The Baird 2019 Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference

BALTIMORE, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading manufacturer and distributor of clinically proven programs and healthy living products, announced today that Dan Chard, Chief Executive Officer, and Tim Robinson, Chief...

Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: MED, GCAP, NRG

Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: MED, GCAP, NRG

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Medifast Inc , where a total of 983 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 98,300 underlying shares. That amounts to about 45.1% of MED's average daily trading volume over the past month of 217,995 shares.

MED: Insiders Vs. Shorts

MED: Insiders Vs. Shorts

The most recent short interest data was recently released for the 03/29/2019 settlement date, and Medifast Inc is one of the most shorted stocks of the Russell 3000, based on 10.47 "days to cover" versus the median component at 4.78. 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.

MED: Insiders Vs. Shorts

MED: Insiders Vs. Shorts

The most recent short interest data was recently released for the 12/31/2018 settlement date, and Medifast Inc is one of the most shorted stocks of the Russell 3000, based on 4.60 "days to cover" versus the median component at 3.84. 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.

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.

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.

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.

TheStreet Quant Rating: B- (Buy)