Summary of Analyst Ratings Tips: Medifast, Inc. (MED), Groupon, Inc. (GRPN)

The opening price for Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) was $68.76 and the volume amounted to 0.21 million shares which compares with the average volume of 0.11 million shares. The company stock experienced a -3.39% move to arrive at $66.93.

Medifast, Inc. (MED) Analyst Opinion

Medifast, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 2 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 1.92% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 7.76% last month and is up 60.77 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 1 of analysts who cover MED having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $67.5 price target on Medifast, Inc., suggesting a 0.85% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -6.69% below its 52-week high.

Medifast, Inc. Earnings Surprise

Medifast, Inc. (MED) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.55 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.51. Its revenue totaled $74.94 million down -1.04% from the previous quarter.

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE:MED) Intraday View

This stock (MED) is ahead of its 52-week low with 77.67%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 4.49% which for the week stands at 2.49%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 5.46% and stays 11.25% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 9.26% gains and now is up 38.39% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $50.36. Medifast, Inc. (MED) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 72.59%.

Turning to Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN), its shares were trading at $5.32 a retreat of $-0.05, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $5.37, touched a high of $5.38 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.9. Groupon, Inc. has 1 buy ratings, 8 holds and 1 sells even after the stock tumbled -6.17% from its high of $ 5.67 to a $3.1 billion market value through last close.

Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 3.06 to 3 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $5.27 a share. The target implies a -0.94% decrease from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 31.58% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 8.55 million shares versus an average volume of 7.37 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.71% which for the week approaches 4.12%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $5.27 and compares with the $2.90 52-week low. The stock recovered 83.45% since its low point and has performed 60.24% year-to-date.

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