Chris Katje
Research analyst, growth, value, IPOs

Nutrisystem Partnership With Wal-Mart And New CEO Are Game Changers

Shares of weight loss company Nutrisystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) shot up 7% on Friday with news of a new partnership with Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT). I see the new deal being a game changer for the company's fiscal 2013 revenue and earnings per share. This new partnership along with a new CEO with a turnaround plan should put shares in the spotlight and offer investors long-term rewards.

Nutrisystem has increased production of its popular "Nutrisystem D 5-Day Jumpstart Weight Loss Kit." The newer product from the company is also expanding into 3,700 Wal-Mart stores after a successful test run since the beginning of the year. The Jumpstart kit is certified by the American Diabetes Association, and along with counseling,...

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