November 09, 2012 at 08:55 AM EST
NutriSystem Reports Declined Profits; Misses Estimates (NTRI)

Weight management company, NutriSystem Inc.(NTRI) reported a shortfall in profits, and missed analysts estimates Friday.

The Fort Washington, PA based company reported third quarter earnings of $2.59 million, or 9 cents a share, down 57% from last years earnings of $6.07 million, or 21 cents a share. On average, analysts expected 16 cents a share.

Revenue came in at $81.3 million down 5% from last years revenue of $85.6 million. Analysts expected revenue of $91.5 million.

Additionally, the company’s board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.175 a share, which will be payable on November 29 to stockholders of record as of November 19.

NutriSystem shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Friday.

The Bottom Line
Shares of NutriSystem (NTRI) have a 7.30% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $9.59. The stock has technical support in the $7 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $11-$12 price levels.

NutriSystem Inc.(NTRI) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 2.8 out of 5 stars.

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