Short Interest in Tivity Health Inc (TVTY) Increases By 45.8%

Tivity Health Inc (NASDAQ:TVTY) saw a significant increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 6,712,457 shares, an increase of 45.8% from the January 15th total of 4,604,249 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,584,943 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.2 days. Currently, 16.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Enlightenment Research LLC acquired a new stake in Tivity Health during the fourth quarter worth about $37,000. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new stake in Tivity Health during the fourth quarter worth about $65,000. NEXT Financial Group Inc acquired a new stake in Tivity Health during the third quarter worth about $104,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Tivity Health during the fourth quarter worth about $154,000. Finally, Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Tivity Health during the third quarter worth about $213,000.

Tivity Health stock traded down $0.28 during trading on Monday, hitting $21.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 687,196 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,097,197. The firm has a market capitalization of $858.94 million, a P/E ratio of 12.58, a PEG ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 1.02. Tivity Health has a 1-year low of $21.00 and a 1-year high of $44.35. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15.



A number of research firms have recently weighed in on TVTY. BidaskClub cut Tivity Health from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $31.00 price target (down from $41.00) on shares of Tivity Health in a report on Friday, February 1st. TheStreet cut Tivity Health from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut Tivity Health from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Tivity Health from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, January 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.86.

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About Tivity Health

Tivity Health, Inc provides fitness and health improvement programs in the United States. The company offers SilverSneakers senior fitness program to the members of Medicare advantage, Medicare supplement, and group retiree plans; and Prime fitness, a fitness facility access program through commercial health plans and employers.

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