It’s the first week of the New Year. What does that mean? Well for one you may notice a few more salads being eaten for lunch at work and that your gym is a little more crowded than usual. That is because “live healthier” and “lose weight” top the list of most popular resolutions.
Considering that people will always try to keep these resolutions at least initially, we wondered if the collective resolve of a nation to spend more time on the elliptical and eat better would boost the share price of gym stocks such as Life Time Fitness, Inc. (LTM) and diet companies like Weight Watchers (WTW). It’s not unreasonable to expect a surge in sporting equipment and apparel sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) and Under Armour (UA), among others.
Similarly, now would be a good time to head to McDonald’s (MCD) if you want a quick meal and don’t want to wait in line. But will that adversely impact shares of these junk-food conglomerates? Probably not.
To follow the trends and the stocks behind them Kapitall created the following infographic. It explores the key players in the health food and fitness industries. Click on the image to access a variety of tools, such as these average analyst rating charts, to help analyse these names.
Happy New Year and good luck with those resolutions!
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