Monday, July 19, 2010

Time to Look at Your New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions in summer? What better time to look at your resolutions than half way through the year. Have you followed through with any of yours? For me, I haven't done much in the way of my exercise resolution. I guess I better get on it, since I have less than six months left.

At the beginning of January, I did an article on New Years Resolutions stocks, which included weight loss companies, exercise clothing companies, and get-a-job companies. has just updated the list of top New Years resolution companies, some of which may make your portfolio healthier. Here is a quick review.

Weight Watcher's International Inc. (WTW) is trading at loss than the price it was at for the beginning of the year, primarily due to the big dump in the stock price in late February. It was founded in 1963, and is one of the oldest weight loss companies. The stock has a forward PE of 10.4, and pays a fairly generous yield, at least compared to other New Years stocks, of 2.6%.

However, Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) has done quite well, rising from 40.95 at the beginning of January to over 48 today, and increase of about 20%. The company, which also provides nutritional supplement and personal care products, has a forward PE of 11.2, with a yield of 1.6%.

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) is another resolution stock that has performed fairly well, going from 30.91 to almost 38 today. It is a Vancouver, Canada based company that produces and markets fitness related apparel for yoga, running, dancing, and other exercise related activities. The stock has a forward PE of 26.5.

To see the entire list of New Years Resolution stocks, which can be downloaded, changed, and added to, go to

Author does not own any of the above.


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