Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ:NTRI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “NutriSystem is a leading provider of weight management products and services. They offer an at-home weight loss program based on portion-controlled, lower Glycemic Index prepared meals, weight loss plans, and private telephone and online support. “

NTRI has been the topic of several other reports. Craig Hallum set a $80.00 price objective on shares of NutriSystem and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Sidoti upgraded shares of NutriSystem from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $60.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, June 12th. B. Riley restated a buy rating and issued a $74.00 price objective on shares of NutriSystem in a report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of NutriSystem from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. Finally, DA Davidson restated a buy rating and issued a $64.00 price objective on shares of NutriSystem in a report on Monday, July 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. NutriSystem currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $68.11.

NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) opened at 56.70 on Tuesday. NutriSystem has a 52-week low of $29.35 and a 52-week high of $67.95. The firm has a market cap of $1.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.13 and a beta of 1.15. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $53.67 and a 200 day moving average of $53.19.

NutriSystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.80 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.18. NutriSystem had a net margin of 7.60% and a return on equity of 48.41%. The business had revenue of $194.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $180.75 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.54 earnings per share. NutriSystem’s revenue was up 30.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that NutriSystem will post $1.91 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other NutriSystem news, CFO Michael P. Monahan sold 11,335 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.03, for a total value of $623,765.05. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 55,933 shares in the company, valued at $3,077,992.99. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Michael P. Monahan sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.33, for a total transaction of $533,300.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 59,598 shares in the company, valued at $3,178,361.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 117,556 shares of company stock worth $6,257,010. Company insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Navellier & Associates Inc raised its holdings in NutriSystem by 296.2% in the second quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc now owns 24,848 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,293,000 after purchasing an additional 18,576 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in shares of NutriSystem during the second quarter worth $414,000. Koch Industries Inc. bought a new stake in shares of NutriSystem during the second quarter worth $233,000. Verition Fund Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of NutriSystem during the second quarter worth $283,000. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of NutriSystem during the second quarter worth $337,000. Institutional investors own 92.59% of the company’s stock.

About NutriSystem

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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