Gym operator Life Time Fitness said it would be taken private by Leonard Green & Partners and TPG in a deal valued at over $4 billion.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
With some 84 million people in the U.S. struggling with obesity, investing in obesity stocks has become a Wall Street trend.
There are timber REITs, apartment REITs, hospital REITs, retail REITs and now a gym REIT. Really.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
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Among the earnings stories for Thursday, Oct. 18, from AP Business News:. _ Life Time Fitness Inc. said that its third-quarter profit rose 19 percent as more people joined its gyms and spent more money at them.
CHANHASSEN, Minn.-- Life Time Fitness Inc. said Thursday that its third-quarter profit rose 19 percent as more people joined its gyms and spent more money at them. For the quarter ended Sept. 30, the Chanhassen, Minn.- based company earned $32.1 million, or 77 cents per share, up from $27 million, or 66 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.
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Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, takes a look at the continued surge in health-related stocks.
When it comes to fitness centers, Cramer prefers this company’s stock.
Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, reiterates the importance of assessing risk when speculating.
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Cramer checks in with Life Time Fitness CEO Bahram Akradi.
Mad Money's Cramer says, think of this company as the Whole Foods of the fitness biz, and discusses whether the company can continue to outperform, with Bahram Akradi, Life Time Fitness CEO.
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Cramer chats with Life Time Fitness CEO Bahram Akradi.
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