FUNDAMENTALS: Life Time Fitness is really a company that didn't begin to hit its stride until 2003 when it posted earnings of .72/share versus just .02 in 2002. While growth hasn't been any near those levels, this is a company that consistently posts earnings and sales growth of 20-30% which is expected to continue. Net margins isn't outstanding but in an industry with low margins it's impressive. Return on Equity is very good at 15% and management owns a good portion of the company (17%). All in all, this is a well run company that should continue to do well as people continue to become more health conscious . The company reports earnings on February 15th.
TECHNICAL: The technical picture remains outstanding. The stock has trended along the 200 day moving average since its IPO in 2004 and is currently breaking out of a base to a new all time high with very good volume indicating institutions are still initiating positions.
SELFINVESTORS RATING: With a total score of 52/60 (26/30 for fundamentals, 26/30 for technical), LTM is currently a top 10 Self Investors break out stock.
Full Disclosure: I currently don't hold a position in LTM but am considering a position in the next several days.
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