Nutrisystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) insider Dawn M. Zier sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.81, for a total transaction of $895,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 247,171 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,851,193.51. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Nutrisystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) opened at 37.30 on Thursday. Nutrisystem Inc. has a 12 month low of $17.25 and a 12 month high of $37.45. The company has a 50-day moving average of $32.56 and a 200-day moving average of $28.68. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.10 billion, a PE ratio of 36.18 and a beta of 0.87.

Nutrisystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $124.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $238.36 million. Nutrisystem had a net margin of 5.78% and a return on equity of 43.89%. Nutrisystem’s revenue was up 18.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.25 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Nutrisystem Inc. will post $1.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 7th were given a $0.175 dividend. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 3rd. Nutrisystem’s payout ratio is currently 67.96%.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA raised its stake in Nutrisystem by 150.8% in the second quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA now owns 942,255 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,896,000 after buying an additional 566,608 shares during the last quarter. SG Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Nutrisystem during the second quarter valued at about $13,430,000. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust acquired a new stake in Nutrisystem during the second quarter valued at about $12,916,000. Teachers Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Nutrisystem by 358.1% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 325,152 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,246,000 after buying an additional 254,181 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its stake in Nutrisystem by 349.2% in the third quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 288,175 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,556,000 after buying an additional 224,027 shares during the last quarter. 95.76% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have commented on NTRI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Nutrisystem from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, October 29th. Barrington Research restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Nutrisystem in a research note on Sunday, July 31st. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on shares of Nutrisystem from $31.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 13th. Argus initiated coverage on shares of Nutrisystem in a research note on Friday, November 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price target for the company. Finally, Wunderlich lifted their price objective on shares of Nutrisystem from $31.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.14.

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About Nutrisystem

Nutrisystem, Inc (Nutrisystem) is a provider of weight management products and services, including nutritionally balanced weight loss programs, multi-day kits available at retail locations and digital tools to support weight loss. The Company’s program customers purchase monthly food packages containing four-week meal plan consisting supply of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks and flex meal plan recipes, which they supplement with fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy.

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