SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

May 11, 2011 09:00 ET

Weight Management Services Look Forward -- Industry Report Featuring Weight Watchers and Medifast, Inc.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) - Today, released its industry report highlighting Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) and Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at

Increased consumer spending throughout 2010 has acted as a driving force to reverse negative earnings within the sub-sector. With reported numbers indicating further discretionary income available to consumers, 2011 is estimated to see a 2.6% increase in consumer spending. This catalyst bodes well for personal improvement services, as many consumers begin to address health and weight concerns with the improving economy. Analyst expectations remain conservative however through to 2012 because of lingering housing concerns and general economic worries.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Weight Watchers for its consumer-driven weight management services, operating through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Through, the Company offers Internet subscription weight management products to consumers and maintains an interactive presence on the Internet for the Weight Watchers brand. WWI provides two Internet subscription offerings: Weight Watchers Online and Weight Watchers eTools. Weight Watchers Online provides interactive and personalized resources that allow users to follow its weight management plans via the Internet. The entire report on Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) is available here:

World Street has highlighted Medifast for its focus on production, distribution and sale of weight management and health management consumable products marketed under brand names including Medifast, Take Shape for Life, Hi-Energy Weight Control Centers, and Woman's Wellbeing. Medifast's clinically proven approach to weight loss focuses on meal replacements coordinated with medical practitioners and health advisors throughout the United States. Medifast's wholly owned subsidiaries include Jason Pharmaceuticals; Jason Properties; Jason Enterprises; Seven Crondall; and Take Shape for Life, Inc. The entire report on Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) is available here:

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