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Medifast

$38.08

0.29 (0.77%)

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Medifast names Daniel Chard as CEO, effective October 3

Medifast announced that Daniel Chard has been appointed as CEO and as a member of Medifast's Board of Directors, effective October 3, bringing the size of the board to 10 members. Chard succeeds Michael MacDonald, who will stay with Medifast in the role of Executive Chairman of the Board. Chard was selected by a search committee led by MacDonald and Medifast Independent Director, Glenn Welling, and his appointment as CEO was unanimously approved by the Company's Board of Directors. The Company also announced that it expects to meet or exceed third quarter guidance for revenue from continuing operations in the range of approximately $64M-$67M and earnings per diluted share from continuing operations in the range of 43c-46c per diluted share. Q3 consensus is 45c for EPS and $66.79M for revenue.

MED Medifast
$38.08

0.29 (0.77%)

01/11/16
SIDC
01/11/16
UPGRADE
Target $35
SIDC
Buy
Medifast upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sidoti
Sidoti upgraded Medifast to Buy due to valuation and maintained its $35 price target on shares.
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UPGRADE

On The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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01/29/16
WDLK
01/29/16
INITIATION
Target $32
WDLK
Hold
Medifast initiated with a Hold at Wunderlich
Wunderlich analyst Mitchell Pinheiro started Medifast with a Hold rating and $32 price target.
01/29/16
01/29/16
INITIATION

On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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