Insider Trading: Nutrisystem, Inc. (NTRI)’s President and CEO Dawn Zier Sold 30,825 shares; Extended Stay America (STAY)’s Sentiment Is 1.4

February 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Extended Stay America, Inc. owns and operates hotels in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $3.79 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had 629 hotels with approximately 69,400 consisting of 626 hotels with approximately 68,900 rooms under the Extended Stay America brand; and 3 hotels with 500 rooms under the Extended Stay Canada brand. It has a 23.61 P/E ratio. It serves clients in the mid-priced extended stay segment.

The insider, and Nutri System Inc’s President and CEO, Dawn Zier, made a sale of 30,825 company shares on February 14, 2018, that are worth approx. $1,244,479 (at $40.4 of a share). Dawn Zier presently possess 0.68% of the company’s market cap with ownership of 202,853 shares.  This deal, which was filled on February 14, 2018 was revealed in a Form 4 with the D.C. based-SEC.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $6.72 million activity. $533,340 worth of stock was sold by MONAHAN MICHAEL P. on Friday, September 1. $254,823 worth of Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) was sold by Krausz Keira. $227,940 worth of stock was sold by Herratti Jay on Thursday, October 12. 7,000 Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) shares with value of $372,849 were sold by BERNSTOCK ROBERT F. ZIER DAWN M. sold $1.57M worth of stock.

Among 10 analysts covering Nutrisystem (NASDAQ:NTRI), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Nutrisystem has $8000 highest and $25 lowest target. $52.60’s average target is 24.79% above currents $42.15 stock price. Nutrisystem had 21 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 2 by Barrington Research. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8000 target in Thursday, July 27 report. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy” on Monday, June 12. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research given on Monday, October 31. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was initiated by Wunderlich with “Buy”. The stock of Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Craig Hallum. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co. Lake Street maintained it with “Buy” rating and $52 target in Tuesday, February 28 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Monday, November 2. As per Tuesday, September 13, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 24 investors sold Nutrisystem, Inc. shares while 75 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 31.75 million shares or 0.50% less from 31.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Advsr Ltd Partnership accumulated 41,587 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 38,183 were accumulated by Connors Investor Serv. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans reported 772,618 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.21% in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI). D E Shaw Inc invested in 0% or 27,562 shares. Suntrust Banks owns 9,027 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs holds 64 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman & reported 0% stake. Colorado-based Alps Advsrs Inc has invested 0% in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI). Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon stated it has 0.01% in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI). Renaissance Tech Ltd reported 2.03 million shares. Victory Capital Mgmt Inc has invested 0% in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI). Meeder Asset Management has 221 shares. Wolverine Asset Mngmt Limited Com holds 2,956 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Axa has invested 0% of its portfolio in Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI).

Analysts await Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.40 earnings per share, up 37.93% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.29 per share. NTRI’s profit will be $11.92M for 26.34 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual earnings per share reported by Nutrisystem, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.37% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.44% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $42.15. About 286,721 shares traded. Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) has risen 92.84% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 76.14% the S&P500.

Nutrisystem, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides weight management services and products for women and men in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.26 billion. The firm offers Nutrisystem program that consists of approximately 150 portion-controlled items, which serve as the foundation of a low glycemic index diet. It has a 23.01 P/E ratio. The Company’s programs comprise Nutrisystem D, a program designed for people with type 2 diabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes who want to lose weight and manage their diabetes; Turbo10 program, a program that deliver up to a 10-pound weight loss and a reduction of 5 inches overall in the first month of dieting; The Lean13, a program designed to deliver weight loss of up to 13 pounds and 7 inches in the first month; South Beach Diet, a structured meal delivery weight-loss program; and 5-day kit, a kit for individuals with or at risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as SmartCarb and PowerFuel products, including blueberry muffins, cinnamon buns, vanilla shakes, chocolate shakes, and chocolate chip cookie packs.

The stock increased 1.03% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $19.69. About 1.22M shares traded. Extended Stay America, Inc. (STAY) has risen 30.00% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.30% the S&P500.

Simcoe Capital Management Llc holds 10.98% of its portfolio in Extended Stay America, Inc. for 1.39 million shares. Hamlin Capital Management Llc owns 5.24 million shares or 4.25% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hawk Ridge Capital Management Lp has 4.19% invested in the company for 556,983 shares. The New York-based Waterfront Capital Partners Llc has invested 3.91% in the stock. Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd Ca, a California-based fund reported 99,395 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Extended Stay America’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Extended Stay America, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $18.0 while the high is $19.0. The stock’s average target of $18.50 is -6.04% below today’s ($19.69) share price. STAY was included in 3 notes of analysts from September 26, 2016. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, December 5 by M Partners. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of STAY in report on Wednesday, January 25 to “Buy” rating. Goldman Sachs initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, September 26 report.

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