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  • Solta Ready To Be Next Big Winner In $60 Billion Weight Loss Market

    By George Shrader - August 30, 2013 | Tickers: ARNA, NTRI, SLTM, VVUS, WTW

    With over 200 million overweight or obese Americans, the $60 billion weight loss market is an attractive space for investors looking for a company with a better mousetrap. Losing weight has been one of the most difficult challenges ever faced but now with the Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM), breakthrough losing weight is easier and light years faster than ever before. Solta makes it instantaneous and pain free with no more »

  • Too Much Weight Hard To Handle For Weight Watchers?

    By Ashley Sales - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: NKE, NTRI, WTW

    While investors consider companies, being torn down by the upsurge of tablets and smartphones, they generally tend to concentrate on PC manufacturing companies like, Hewlett-Packard and big box retailers like, Best Buy.

    However, a week ago, Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW), fell prey to the mobile revolution, blaming the ascent of mobile technology as a major contributor to its folding bottom line. The company, eminently noted for its weight loss more »

  • How to Play the Health-Conscious Consumer

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: NKE, NTRI, WTW

    You can play the health-conscious consumer trend in many different ways. Investing in Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) might not be the best option.

    Weight Watchers is facing an uphill battle due to changing industry trends. In short, it’s difficult to compete with free. This doesn’t mean Weight Watchers is down for the count, but it’s going to need one heck of a corner man and pep talk more »

  • A Smartphone-Induced Crash Diet Crushed This Company's Bottom Line

    By Leo Sun - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, MED, NKE, NTRI, WTW | Editor's Choice

    When investors think of companies taken down by the rise of smartphones and tablets, they generally think about PC manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard and big box retailers like Best Buy.

    Yet, last week, Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW) became the latest casualty of the mobile revolution, blaming the rise of mobile tech as a major contributor to its crumbling bottom line. On Aug. 2, the company, best known for its weight more »

  • Does Weight Watcher’s Selloff Create a Buying Opportunity?

    By Sam Mattera - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: ARNA, NTRI, WTW

    Shares of Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) lost about one-fifth of their value on Friday, following a disappointing quarter and lowered forward guidance.

    The company’s target market is certainly not going away anytime soon, but competition in the weight loss sector is increasing significantly. At these levels, Weight Watchers is trading at a bargain valuation, but would-be investors should be mindful of the following factors.

    The shift to mobile is more »

  • Longer But Less Healthy Lives Will Benefit This Trio

    By Reuben Brewer - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: NVO, NTRI, UHS

    NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO), and Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) should all benefit as Americans live longer, but face more illnesses than they did a decade ago.

    Researchers from the University of Washington and the US Burden of Disease project reviewed health records from multiple countries to compare the health of citizens from nations around the world. One outcome from the work was the already well-known conclusion more »

  • These Small Caps Pay Big Dividends

    By Sam Mattera - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CMRE, IAG, NTRI

    Small cap stocks have been outperforming their large cap rivals. As Goldman Sachs notes (via Business Insider), the Russell 2000 Index has outperformed the S&P 500 by nearly double in just the last two months.

    But with that return comes risk. Small caps often have more concentrated business models than their larger rivals, putting them at greater risk for an economic downturn or shifting business landscape.

    Nevertheless, small caps more »

  • Three Weight Loss Companies Just Got A Huge Boost

    By Reuben Brewer - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: MED, NTRI, WTW

    Up until now, weight loss was a personal issue and social stigma. That's all about to change since the American Medical Association (AMA) has voted to recognize obesity as a disease. This is going to be a huge long-term boost to Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW), NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), and Medifast (NYSE: MED).

    Getting Care

    Obesity has long been an issue associated with an inability to control one's habits more »

  • Avoid This Debt-Laden Company

    By Timothy Green - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: HLF, NTRI, WTW

    The weight-loss industry is big. In the United States alone weight-loss companies record about $20 billion in annual revenue, and at any given time over 100 million Americans are attempting to diet. Weight loss systems come and go, with many proving to be ineffective at best and dangerous at worst. But Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) has been around for decades, watching fads come and go as it has grown into more »

  • No-Debt High-Yield Alternatives

    By Reuben Brewer - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: CRWS, NTRI, WWE

    Loan covenants on high yield debt are starting to loosen again. By some measures, the legal protections for junk bond purchasers are nearing the low levels of 2008. That's a bad sign for investors. It might make sense to buy higher-risk equities that have no debt on the balance sheet, like Crown Crafts (NASDAQ: CRWS), World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE), and NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI).

    A PIK Problem

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  • 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 »

  • Lose Weight With Herbalife Products and Make Money With the Stock

    By Mark Yagalla - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, HLF, NTRI, WTW

    A recent Bloomberg Businessweek article really laid out the inner-workings of Herbalife (NYSE: HLF). Even I had started to wonder if Bill Ackman was right and the company was days away from an FTC investigation. By reading the article and understanding more about the company, I have come to realize that even though some may question its multi-level marketing business and its distributors, underneath is a nutrition company that makes more »

  • Medical Food

    By Reuben Brewer - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: DANOY.PK, NSRGY, NTRI

    Eating right makes you healthier. That might sound simplistic, but Nestle (NASDAQOTH: NSRGY), Danone (NASDAQOTH: DANOY.PK), and NurtiSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI) are taking that idea to a whole new level. And there's money to be made along the way.

    You are what you eat

    It's simple logic that eating healthier foods can help you feel better. However, many people just don't eat the way they should. Thus, lifestyle-related more »

  • Good News For Health Care Stocks Part 3

    By Reuben Brewer - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: NTRI, SNY, WTW

    A recent study showed that providing Medicaid coverage to lower-income residents of Oregon led to an increased use of health care services. While not at all a surprising outcome, taking that finding a step further can lead to some interesting investing ideas.

    The Oregon Study

    The New England Journal of Medicine recently released the results of the Oregon Study. That research tracked Oregon's test of randomly assigning lower-income adults more »

  • Stocks to Know for the Obesity Epidemic

    By Sam Mattera - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: ARNA, HLF, NTRI, VVUS, WTW

    Obesity rates have been steadily growing in the developed world, in particular in the US, which has the world’s highest rate of obesity. Most recently, the obesity epidemic prompted a controversial legal battle over the sale of sugary drinks in New York City.

    But as is the nature of capitalism, numerous companies have sprung up to fight back. Investors interested in the space should be aware of a few more »

  • Stocks to Know for the Obesity Epidemic

    By Sam Mattera - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: ARNA, HLF, NTRI, VVUS, WTW

    Obesity rates have been steadily growing in the developed world, in particular in the US, which has the world’s highest rate of obesity. Most recently, the obesity epidemic prompted a controversial legal battle over the sale of sugary drinks in New York City.

    But as is the nature of capitalism, numerous companies have sprung up to fight back. Investors interested in the space should be aware of a few more »

  • Stocks to Know for the Obesity Epidemic

    By Sam Mattera - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: ARNA, HLF, NTRI, VVUS, WTW

    Obesity rates have been steadily growing in the developed world, in particular in the US, which has the world’s highest rate of obesity. Most recently, the obesity epidemic prompted a controversial legal battle over the sale of sugary drinks in New York City.

    But as is the nature of capitalism, numerous companies have sprung up to fight back. Investors interested in the space should be aware of a few more »

  • Stocks to Know for the Obesity Epidemic

    By Sam Mattera - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: ARNA, HLF, NTRI, VVUS, WTW

    Obesity rates have been steadily growing in the developed world, in particular in the US, which has the world’s highest rate of obesity. Most recently, the obesity epidemic prompted a controversial legal battle over the sale of sugary drinks in New York City.

    But as is the nature of capitalism, numerous companies have sprung up to fight back. Investors interested in the space should be aware of a few more »

  • Dividend Payers With No Debt

    By Reuben Brewer - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: GME, NTRI, CAKE

    The quickest way to go bankrupt is to have too much debt on the balance sheet. As an income investor, one way to protect yourself from that risk is to focus on companies with low leverage. Taking it to the extreme, Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE), NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), and GameStop (NYSE: GME) all pay dividends and have no debt.

    Debt

    Financial leverage can be a powerful tool, allowing companies to more »

  • 3 Interesting Stocks Under $10

    By Sam Mattera - March 28, 2013 | Tickers: LOGI, NTRI, WWE

    In his widely hailed book, You Can Be a Stock Market Genius, value investor Joel Greenblatt offers retail investors a number of ways to profit in the stock market. One of the strategies Greenblatt suggests is looking at stocks that trade under $10. Greenblatt argues that, for a variety of reasons, these stocks are likely to be ignored by institutional investors, giving retail traders greater room to find bargains.

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