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I am a stand-up comedian, writer, and long-time investing aficionado. I even had to chance to open for CNBC's Jim Cramer on his college tour. I had a front-row seat to the 1999-2000 dot-com bubble at a small brokerage in NYC, and I now live in Oklahoma, still deathly afraid of Internet stocks,... More
  • Nutrisystem Crosses 6% Yield Mark 2 comments
    Jan 30, 2012 9:22 PM

    Yep. Nutrisystem (NASDAQ:NTRI) is paying six percent. And it's sustainable. The cash flow numbers are solid, and the company expects to cover the dividend and implement a buyback that, at currently depressed prices, would cover nearly half of the market shares outstanding.

    I've covered NTRI in depth over the past few months, but it's really a solid buy now. Yes, the company is struggling against Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW). But the management is shareholder-friendly and the company is throwing off substantial cash. Add in the $1.32 in net cash it already has -- enough for a 12% repo or two years' of dividends -- and NTRI is one of the strongest stocks on my watchlist.

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  • ray b
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    Maybe now?
    18 Feb 2012, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • Vince Martin
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    Author’s reply » I do like it here, as support is consolidating. Earnings are coming in two weeks, so I might wait until after that, as I don't think the company is set up to hit estimates for EPS and revenue. This is a cash flow story -- their EPS and payout ratios are unimpressive until you see that statement.
    20 Feb 2012, 02:27 AM Reply Like
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