NutriSystem's Rapid Weight Loss

The shares have tumbled in recent days amid negative analyst comments and a disappointing profit outlook from the weight-management outfit

Shares of NutriSystem (NTRI) have undergone a short-term weight loss that would startle the company's customers. Following a series of negative comments from analysts -- and an earnings preannouncement on Jan. 30 that disappointed Wall Street -- shares of the provider of weight management and fitness products and services have tumbled 28% from their Jan. 25 close of $61.13 to finish at $44.05 in Nasdaq trading Jan. 31.

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