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From until , Mr. But the weakening economy and the pullback in personal spending have hurt the company, which sells diet programs based on its prepackaged meals. In February they warned that a slowing economy could squeeze the company's typical customers - middle-class Americans. Redling said they would continue to shrink. The gloomy outlook led analysts to lower their stock price targets. NutriSystem is taking steps to boost growth. It will introduce a frozen-food line late this autumn, hoping to appeal to new customers who want more than the original prepackaged options.

It has also hired former AOL executive Scott Falconer to oversee call-center upgrades and lead a staff dedicated to retaining customers. Over the past few years the bulk of the company's revenue has come from first-timers. The company is also experimenting with raising prices, but it will tread carefully: One of its competitive advantages is that its programs are less expensive than those of rivals like WeightWatchers WTW and Jenny Craig.

Despite the slowing growth, NutriSystem, based in Horsham, Pa. The company's cash flow easily covers the One caveat for investors is the fact that no one can know when consumer spending will recover, and consumer-related stocks will continue to suffer until it does. Most analysts covering NutriSystem take a neutral stance: There's no compelling reason to buy the stock now, but if you already own it, you may want to hang on and wait for a recovery.

But the weakening economy and the pullback in personal spending have hurt the company, which sells diet programs based on its prepackaged meals. In February they warned that a slowing economy could squeeze the company's typical customers - middle-class Americans. Redling said they would continue to shrink.

The gloomy outlook led analysts to lower their stock price targets. NutriSystem is taking steps to boost growth. It will introduce a frozen-food line late this autumn, hoping to appeal to new customers who want more than the original prepackaged options.