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Morning Alert: NutriSystem accelerates slide, now down 3.7% in 2 days 18 January 2018 11:11 EST

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NutriSystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) is down $US1.95 (or 3.7%) over the past two trading days. After falling 1.5% on Wednesday, the stock fell 2.2% on Thursday to trade at $US50.45 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index that is up 1.0% in the same period.

SECTION 1: Technical indicators

Bearish:

The negative 0.02 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bearish signal (12-day minus 26-day Exponential Moving Averages). Both the 12-day and the 26-day EMA are falling - another bearish signal.

In the NASDAQ market, the stock's relative price strength percentile is slipping at 22 for 6 months, 16 for 3 months and 14 for 1 month.

The price dropped 2.1% in the last week and sank 5.9% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 0.9 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

Overvaluation:

Price to Book of 18.8 [7.8]

Note

The stock is at a discount of 25.2% to the 12-month high of $US67.48 on 27 Jul, 2017. It is also at a premium of 61.9% to the 12-month low of $US31.16 on 31 Jan, 2017.

Bullish:

The present value of USD1,000 invested one year ago is $US1,458 [vs $US1,345 for the NASDAQ-100 Index], including a capital gain of $US437 and dividend reinvested of $US20. The total return to shareholders for 1 year is 45.8%.

SECTION 2: Ranking

DescriptionValueRank In Market
MCap $US billion1.5In 2nd Quartile
52-week Range (in $US)31.2-67.5
1-month Range (in $US)49.0-55.1
Today's Volatility %3.7In Bottom Quartile

SECTION 3: Earnings

FY2016 Annual Report: NutriSystem maintains double digit EPS Growth

SECTION 4: Recent Reported Selling

January 12: NutriSystem director sells

NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) director Dawn M. Zier sold 30,006 shares worth $US1,571,108 on January 12. The selling price was $US52.36. The shares hit a nine-day high on the day.

January 12: NutriSystem insider sells

NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) insider Keira Krausz sold 5,000 shares worth $US254,822 on January 11. The selling price was $US50.96. The shares hit a seven-day high on the day.

January 05: NutriSystem insider sells

NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) insider Michael P. Monahan sold 10,000 shares worth $US496,000 on January 05. The selling price was $US49.60. The shares hit a two-month low on the day.

December 15 2017: NutriSystem director sells

NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) director Dawn M. Zier sold 11,000 shares worth $US549,352 on December 14. The selling price was $US49.94. The shares hit an eight-day low on the day.

SECTION 5: Recent News of NutriSystem

January 17: Nutrisystem Adds 19 New Menu Items to Its Highly-Rated Menu For Diet Season 2018

Customer-rated Menu Items Average 4 out of 5 Stars

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.---- Nutrisystem, Inc.(Nasdaq: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, announced today that Nutrisystem has added 19 new items to its highly rated menu of ready-to-go and fresh frozen options. The Nutrisystem food portfolio is perennially the largest in the industry offering more than 150 menu items.

January 10: South Beach Diet Celebrates 15 Years as a Leader of High-Protein, Low-Sugar, Low-Carb Movement

Break the Sugar Habit with the South Beach Diet Featuring All-New 7-Day Body Reboot and South Beach Complete Shakes

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.---- South Beach Diet, a division of Nutrisystem Inc., (Nasdaq: NTRI), a leading provider of weight-management products and services, announces its enhanced three-phased approach designed to burn fat, transform metabolism and boost energy for 2018, including a 7-Day Body Reboot to help break the sugar habit, and South Beach Complete Shakes.

January 05: Nutrisystem Success Story Morgan Root Loses 128 Pounds and is Featured in PEOPLE's "Half Their Size" Issue

Nutrisystem Success Story Morgan Root Loses 128 Pounds and is Featured in PEOPLE's "Half Their Size" Issue Army Veteran Credits Nutrisystem for Giving Her the Structure She Needed to Lose Weight

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.---- Nutrisystem, Inc.(NASDAQ: NTRI) a leading provider of weight-management products and services including Nutrisystem and South Beach Diet brands, announced today that Nutrisystem Success Story, Morgan Root, is featured in the January 15, 2018 "Half Their Size" issue of PEOPLE, which hits newsstands nationwide today, January 5.

January 04: U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Nutrisystem and South Beach Diet in Annual Best Diets Rankings

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.---- Nutrisystem, Inc.(Nasdaq: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services including Nutrisystem and South Beach Diet brands, announced today that Nutrisystem and South Beach Diet are recognized again this year in the US News & World Report Best Diet Rankings for 2018.

"We are committed to helping millions lose weight and get healthier through a platform of solutions across multiple brands," said Dawn Zier, President and CEO of Nutrisystem, Inc.

December 28 2017: This Morning's Technical Outlook on Personal Services Stocks -- Service Corp., Weight Watchers, H&R Block, and Nutrisystem

NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2017 -- WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community. Today we are offering reports on SCI, WTW, HRB, and NTRI which can be accessed for free by signing up to www.wallstequities.com/registration. On Wednesday, benchmark US indices were in bullish colors as the NASDAQ Composite closed the trading session up 0.04%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.11% higher; and the S&P 500 was up 0.08%.

NutriSystem Inc. (O:NTRI)

ISIN: US67069D1081

PermID: 5000158218

CIK: 1096376

CUSIP: 67069D108

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