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Medifast

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Medifast expands executive team

Medifast announced the appointment of Tony Tyree as Chief Marketing Officer and Fran Lawler as Chief Human Resources Officer, adding to the company's expert leadership team as it prepares for international expansion with its lifestyle brand and Coach community, OPTAVIA. Tyree and Lawler, whose appointments follow those of Nicholas Johnson, President of OPTAVIA, USA, and Clovis Lau, Vice President Business Development, Asia-Pacific, will be instrumental in scaling the company's growth in new and existing markets including Hong Kong and Singapore in 2019. Tyree is charged with leading the company's marketing, scientific and clinical affairs, nutrition support, product development, and strategic planning and program management teams. He most recently served as Vice President of Global Snacks at The Hershey Company, where he formulated the vision, mission and strategic pillars to increase the company's presence in the global health and wellness snack category. Lawler is tasked with developing Medifast's talent management strategy both domestically and abroad, which encompasses recruitment, succession planning, and employee development. Bringing over 17 years of experience to Medifast across several industries including food, technology, and consumer packaged goods,

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$203.11

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Target $161
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Medifast price target raised to $161 from $135 at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser raised her price target on Medifast to $161, saying the company's recent announcement of OPTAVIA weight loss in Singapore and Hong Kong will serve as a "gateway" to China and the rest of Asia in years to come. Weiser estimates that expansion to Asia can drive sales growth by about 25% over the next 12 years as the company looks to address a significant market opportunity, with surveys indicating that "54% of adults in Asia are trying to lose weight". The analyst also kept her Buy rating on Medifast.
07/23/18
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Target $201
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Medifast price target raised to $201 from $161 at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser raised her price target on Medifast to $201 and kept her Buy rating after its launch of Purposeful Hydration product that may have a positive effect on the company's Health Coach productivity. The analyst adds that the best-case scenario of full adoption by all customers buying a $400/month weight loss Purposeful Hydration program would result in a 10% Health Coach productivity - much higher than the currently modeled 2% growth for FY19. Weiser also cites the attendee increase in the recent national convention of Medifast Health Coaches to 6K this year from 4.1K last year.
08/03/18
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Medifast price target raised to $249 from $201 at DA Davidson
DA Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser raised her price target on Medifast to $249 and kept her Buy rating after its Q2 results showed accelerating sales growth. The analyst adds that operating profit rose 51%, while Sequential Health Coach growth accelerated to 18%. Weiser raises her Medifast EPS view to $4.50 from $3.65 and believes that view remains conservative as it assumes "very little" leverage and deceleration of sequential Health Coach growth going forward.
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Nutrisystem more likely than public peers to buy Jenny Craig, says DA Davidson
After The Wall Street Journal recently reported that private equity firm North Castle Partners is seeking a buyer of Jenny Craig, DA Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser said she sees "zero probability" that Medifast (MED) would acquire it and "almost zero probability" that Weight Watchers (WTW) would buy the company. Nutrisystem (NTRI), however, has already shown an interest in adding non-cannibalizing brands to its portfolio, making it the most likely buyer of Jenny Craig among the publicly-traded weight loss companies Weiser covers, she stated. Nutrisystem, which seems to have hit a wall in growing its biggest brand, may need a bold strategic move to provide visibility on growth and expansion, added the analyst. She keeps Buy ratings on Medifast and Weight Watchers and a Neutral rating on Nutrisystem shares.

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