Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) Stock Price

Press coverage about NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NutriSystem earned a news sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 93 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) traded down 0.19% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $52.20. 56,334 shares of the company traded hands. NutriSystem has a 12 month low of $25.73 and a 12 month high of $57.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.55 billion, a PE ratio of 38.75 and a beta of 1.11. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $50.66 and its 200 day moving average price is $45.39.

NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $212.68 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $202.87 million. NutriSystem had a net margin of 6.78% and a return on equity of 44.63%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 31.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.13 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that NutriSystem will post $1.69 earnings per share for the current year.

NTRI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Barrington Research downgraded shares of NutriSystem from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, March 24th. Sidoti downgraded shares of NutriSystem from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, April 3rd. Wunderlich downgraded shares of NutriSystem from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $52.00 to $60.00 in a report on Thursday, April 27th. BidaskClub raised shares of NutriSystem from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. Finally, Argus raised their price target on shares of NutriSystem from $54.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.80.

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In other NutriSystem news, insider Dawn M. Zier sold 29,910 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.65, for a total value of $1,514,941.50. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 261,824 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,261,385.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Dawn M. Zier sold 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.86, for a total transaction of $1,615,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 199,748 shares in the company, valued at $10,758,427.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 118,654 shares of company stock worth $6,064,884. 2.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

NutriSystem Company Profile

Nutrisystem, Inc 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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