Q: What does NutriSystem do?
A: Founded in 1972, NutriSystem is a leading provider of weight management products and services. The Company offers a systematic weight loss program based on portion-controlled prepared meals. The program has no membership fees and provides free online and telephone counseling. In 2004, the Company acquired Slim and Tone, a global franchisor of women’s express fitness centers. The Company is the first industry player to integrate a comprehensive diet and exercise program for successful weight management.
Q: When was NutriSystem incorporated?
A: NutriSystem was incorporated in Delaware in 1999 as nutrisystem.com. The Company changed its name to NutriSystem, Inc. in 2000. A predecessor company began operations in 1972.
Q: Where is Nutrisystem headquartered?
A: Horsham, Pennsylvania
Q: What is NutriSystem’s fiscal year?
A: NutriSystem’s fiscal year ends on December 31.
Q: On which exchange does NutriSystem trade, and what is the symbol?
A: NutriSystem’s common stock is traded under the symbol “NTRI” on the Nasdaq Global Market.
Stock Market Trading
Author: Sandro Azzopardi
The stock market offers various trading opportunities, apart from the central securities. One can trade on multiple exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, other trading forms like forex trading, currency trading, and ‘contracts for difference’ CFDs.
Stock market trading involves typically opening a trade by going ‘Long’ (buying) or going ‘Short’ (selling). The later has been possible through the last few years. One can today ‘sell’ a stock with the aspiration that the store goes down and buy it cheaper later, thus making a profit due to the diminishing of the stock value.
Greed and Fear Stock market trading can be very profitable, but if not mastered correctly can lead to massive losses and the loss of one’s capital. Various psychological factors can affect the way one trades. The most predominant ones are ‘greed’ and ‘fear.’ Greed kicks in when your system directs you to exit a trade, but rather than going, one remains in the business with the hope of closing the trade at a better price. On the other hand, fear is also a hazardous factor that can lead to exciting trades when it is not right or exiting trades too early.
The best way to keep these feelings away is only one – follow your system vigorously. To fully trust a system, it would first need to go through a lot of testing to seed the thought that the system works and is entirely reliable. Only when one is convinced of this is that when the feelings of ‘greed’ and ‘fear’ rise, they are controlled and ignored.
CFD Trading One exciting way of trading is CFDs (contracts for difference). Rather than buying and selling the actual shares, one would enter into a contract with a broker to buy or sell a particular share at an agreed price. The price would still be the market price at the current time, and the speed of transactions is similar to the speed of actually trading the shares, i.e., a few seconds. One of the advantages of CFDs is ‘margin trading.’ Some brokers offer very competitive margins where, for example, with a capital of $20,000, one could trade shares for a total of $100,000. This can be very dangerous and is only advised to the professional market players.
Technical Analysis Hundreds of technical tools exist for traders. Various software systems can display a stock’s chart in real-time, enabling you to draw trending and trading lines, include calculations like moving averages and ratios. Some can even predict the price based on a combination of factors and previous training and testing cycles.
Charts are a must for most stock traders. A chart tells the story much more than words do. A professional trader can diagnose a particular stock’s condition by looking at a chart, just like a doctor does with his patient. Adding some analysis tools to a chart can further help understand what is going on with a particular stock.
On charts, one can determine whether a stock is overbought or oversold, whether a stock is reaching a support or resistance level, is heavily in demand and short of supply, or vice versa.
As a result of these factors and many others which one can include in a system, a decision to buy, sell, or exit trades can be taken.
Stock market trading is a high return job for those who are serious about it. Various methods exist, and some research degree is required before one can start trading for a living.
About the author: Sandro Azzopardi is a professional author who writes articles on his web site and local newspapers.
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