Life Time Fitness, Inc.

  • Workout Picks to Build Your Stock Portfolio's Muscle

    By Arturo Cuevas - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: LTM, NLS, CLUB

    Investing in personal health and fitness is a smart lifestyle choice. Could extending this pursuit to investing in companies tied to physical wellness prove gainful as well? For one, the US health club industry is a sizable economic sector. It generated nearly $22 billion in revenue last year, with close to 60 million Americans patronizing fitness centers in 2012, says the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). For every five more »

  • Recent Dip Provides Buying Opportunity for This Stock

    By Ted Cooper - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: LTM, NTRI, WTW

    Weight Watchers International(NYSE: WTW) is among the many stocks that have experienced sharp price increases over the last six months. However, the stock recently pulled back from its yearly high and now trades at a level that may be attractive for long-term investors.

    Market leader

    Weight Watchers is the unquestionable leader in the weight-loss industry. The company's strong member network and regular group meetings has proved to be more »

  • Water Slides, Quinoa, and the Tao of Peter Lynch

    By Adem Tahiri - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: LTM, WFM | Editor's Choice

    Peter Lynch is one of the most legendary investors of all time. With his classic investing book One Up on Wall Street, and his 29% annual returns at Fidelity, he created a legion of followers and fans.

    I'm one of those fans. My favorite "Lynch-ism" is to "buy what you know." I won't invest in a company just because I enjoy its products, and that's not what more »

  • This Exercise Equipment Company's Turnaround Continues

    By Eric Novinson - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: BC, LTM, NLS

    Back in 2007, Sherborne decided that exercise equipment seller Nautilus (NYSE: NLS) could get in better shape. The activist investor group had a difficult task ahead. Sherborne bought a company that made home fitness equipment -- right before the housing market collapsed. Here's how Sherborne nevertheless got Nautilus back on track.

    The Takeover

    Nautilus entered 2007 with rising sales. The exercise equipment company reported revenue of $524 million in 2004 more »

  • 52-Week Low Presents Buying Opportunity for This Name Brand

    By Ted Cooper - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: LTM, NTRI, WTW

    The 52-week low list is a great place to find out-of-favor stocks, but rarely do you find a great brand name trading alongside other deep value stocks. Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW) recently cruised to a new 52-week low amid a poor short-term outlook. This is despite having arguably the most trusted brand name in the weight management industry in addition to an enormous network of members and leaders. Investors more »

  • Is This Fitness Operator a Good Buy Now?

    By Anh HOANG - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: LTM, CLUB

    Recently, Fool contributor Michael Lewis wrote about a fitness club owner and operator, Town Sports International Holdings (NASDAQ: CLUB). Town Sports has advanced significantly since 2009, from around $1.5 per share in March 2009 to around $13 per share in September 2012. However, the stock has retreated to around $9 levels of late, within striking range of its 52-week low. Lewis is of the opinion that it could be more »

  • Work Your Portfolio into Shape With a 25% Gain

    By John Macris - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, FL, LTM

    Investors receive feedback from the market on a frequent basis based on the stocks we select for our portfolios. While the price of a security can change on daily news flow, my experience indicates the most money can be made by picking companies for the long-term on strong fundamentals.

    One of my mentors during college, David Gompert of tradeMONSTER, always stated “The market isn’t kind, but it’s a more »

  • 3 Stocks Almost Priced Right

    By Ryan Peckyno - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: FDO, KSS, LTM

    I recently cashed out of a few of my stocks that had made a nice run, and now I am deciding what to do with money that is currently sitting on the sidelines.  The problem is that with the Dow hovering above 14,000 and many stocks trading at valuations that assume perpetual growth, there aren’t that many stocks that look very attractive.  But I have found 3 stocks more »

  • Stocks to Watch for Fitness Enthusiasts

    By Sheila Nazari - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: LTM, CLUB

    One of the top New Year resolutions for 2013 was to exercise more, which could mean that the fitness industry stands to benefit.  Research shows that in 2012, revenue was $25.27 billion for gyms, health clubs and fitness clubs, and $4.89 billion for online sporting apparel.  Before making a move to invest in the fitness industry, it’s important to consider if these stocks are right for your more »

  • Santa Baby, Lose Some Weight

    By Reuben Brewer - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: LTM, NTRI, WTW

    It seems Santa suits have gone from big to BIGGER over the last twenty years, with 25% to 33% of Santa suit sellers' sales coming from the plus-size category today. With New Years resolutions in full force, it might be time for Santa to shed a few pounds. Investors, meanwhile, have a few options to make money off of the weight epidemic that are likely to last well beyond those New Years resolutions that have already fallen by the wayside.

  • Life Time Fitness Is Weak in the Knees

    By Wax Wax - January 10, 2013 | Tickers: LTM

    I routinely value stocks utilizing certain metrics that are important to me. I use a simple worksheet template I created some years ago, that gives me all sorts of ratios and numbers, and well, just stuff.

    As I say, it's stuff that works for me.

    When I come across a stock that either catches my interest, or that piques my curiosity, I will often scan the latest 10-K just more »

  • Are New Year's Resolution Stocks Temporary?

    By Michael Carter - January 9, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, LTM, WTW | Editor's Choice

    So far this year, I have hesitated on going to my gym that I frequent 4-5 times a week.  It isn’t because staying/getting fit is a dreaded resolution of mine for the New Year, but because it often is for many others.  Having more people in the gym often results in longer lines, parking difficulties, overcrowding in the common areas like locker rooms, and simply more new people more »

  • Outrunning Zombies

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: LTM, NKE, NTRI, CLUB, WTW

    If the world ends on 12/21/12, we'll need to be fit to outrun the zombies. To that end (of days) a hotel in San Diego is offering a last supper and fitness classes. I assume the last supper is a carbo load special. Even if the world doesn't end this is the time of year when people will overeat and overdrink and then make those New more »

  • What is Kyle Bass’s Top Stock Pick? The Answer Will Surprise You

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 23, 2012 | Tickers: ISCA, LTM, SIX, CLUB, MTN

    Kyle Bass, manager of Hayman Advisors, is famous for his bets against sub-prime mortgages during the last financial crisis. His Dallas-based fund manages just over $1 billion in assets and has investments in a variety of asset classes. Hayman’s U.S. stock portfolio is relatively small in comparison to its AUM, as the U.S. fund reported just $87 million on its latest 13F filing with the SEC.

    Interestingly more »

  • Should You Buy This “Healthy Way of Life” Company?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 21, 2012 | Tickers: HLF, LTM, LULU, NTRI, USNA

    Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM) is what might be called an integrated health lifestyle company. It operates athletic and fitness centers, including offering sports and fitness programs; produces nutrition supplements; and publishes a magazine. It seemed odd to us that a company which is involved in so many hot businesses- and grew its earnings by 21% last quarter compared to the previous year- trades at only 20 times trailing earnings more »

  • Top Small Cap Fund’s Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 21, 2012 | Tickers: CSGP, HLS, LTM, LL, WEX

    Mariko Gordon founded Daruma Capital Management in 1995 after having managed portfolios for Valenzuela Capital Management and Royce & Associates. Daruma invests in a concentrated set of long-term stocks that follow a specified list of rules with a preference for smaller-cap stocks. Daruma’s rules include a potential upside of at least 50% over the next two years (and an upside three times the size of the downside) as well as more »

  • Six Flags is an Overvalued and Uncertain Investment

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 10, 2012 | Tickers: ISCA, LTM, SIX, CLUB, MTN

    Much like the roller coasters that sweep the skylines of its parks, Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: SIX) has had its share of ups and downs over the last few years.  Officially the world’s biggest amusement park corporation in terms of physical size, Six Flags has had trouble living up to this billing in other facets of its business.  As of last fall, insiders had been buying the stock more »