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Small-Cap Stocks to Buy: NutriSystem (NTRI)

Small-Cap Stocks to Buy: NutriSystem (NTRI)
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NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ:NTRI) is certainly on a roll. That may be a multi-grain or gluten free roll, but it’s a good roll all the same. The weight management and nutrition service is up 37% in the past three months. It started with a strong Q4, as the winter holiday crowd started to prepare for 2017’s bikini season. NTRI launched its South Beach Diet line as well and it was more popular than expected.

But the good news continued into Q1, which was reported in late April. Revenue was up 31% year over year. Earnings growth was up a stunning 193% and earnings per share came in at 25 cents a share (analysts expected 17 cents a share), up 178%.

Back-to-back quarters of solid growth isn’t likely to be a fluke. NTRI has hit on the right formula at the right time. And in this sector when you have a hot hand, you play.

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