Weight Watchers International Inc. (WTW) Trading Up 2.9%
Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE:WTW)’s share price was up 2.9% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $11.61 and last traded at $11.49, with a volume of 818,154 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.17.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on WTW shares. Sidoti started coverage on Weight Watchers International in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday, May 7th. Vetr raised Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.41 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, Wedbush upped their price objective on Weight Watchers International from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, March 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.43.
The company has a 50-day moving average price of $12.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.43. The company has a market cap of $721.96 million and a P/E ratio of 24.59.
Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.17) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.18) by $0.01. The business earned $306.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $308.90 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.09) EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Weight Watchers International Inc. will post $0.94 earnings per share for the current year.
In other Weight Watchers International news, Director Denis F. Kelly acquired 10,000 shares of Weight Watchers International stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.21 per share, with a total value of $122,100.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 35,914 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $438,509.94. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.
Other institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Weight Watchers International by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 110,076 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,510,000 after buying an additional 5,475 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in Weight Watchers International by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 51,202 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,167,000 after buying an additional 935 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Frank Co purchased a new position in Weight Watchers International during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,867,000.
Weight Watchers International, Inc is a provider of weight management services. The Company operates globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. The Company’s branded products and services include meetings conducted by its franchisees, digital weight management products provided through its Websites, mobile sites and applications, products sold at meetings, licensed products sold in retail channels and magazine subscriptions and other publications.
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