Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio held its stake in shares of Weight Watchers International Inc (NYSE:WTW) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 13,693 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in Weight Watchers International were worth $213,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL raised its position in Weight Watchers International by 88.1% in the first quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 110,341 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,718,000 after buying an additional 51,695 shares in the last quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new position in Weight Watchers International during the first quarter worth approximately $242,000. Symmetry Peak Management LLC raised its position in Weight Watchers International by 34.0% in the first quarter. Symmetry Peak Management LLC now owns 33,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $522,000 after buying an additional 8,500 shares in the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in Weight Watchers International during the first quarter worth approximately $391,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Weight Watchers International by 12.2% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 465,448 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,248,000 after buying an additional 50,735 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.06% of the company’s stock.

Weight Watchers International Inc (WTW) traded down 0.72% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $45.66. 1,099,758 shares of the company were exchanged. Weight Watchers International Inc has a 52-week low of $9.37 and a 52-week high of $46.20. The firm has a market cap of $2.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.07 and a beta of 3.06. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $34.64 and a 200-day moving average of $22.35.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $341.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $329.55 million. Weight Watchers International had a net margin of 8.52% and a negative return on equity of 7.60%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Weight Watchers International Inc will post $1.35 EPS for the current year.

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A number of equities analysts recently commented on WTW shares. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Weight Watchers International from $13.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Sidoti lowered shares of Weight Watchers International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. ValuEngine raised shares of Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Weight Watchers International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Weight Watchers International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.44.

In other Weight Watchers International news, insider Corinne Pollier-Bousquet sold 6,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.75, for a total transaction of $169,950.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 12,795 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $329,471.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 15.75% of the company’s stock.

Weight Watchers International Company Profile

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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