OxFORD Asset Management LLP purchased a new position in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 63,726 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,746,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP owned approximately 0.10% of Weight Watchers International as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of Weight Watchers International by 3,364.2% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,157 shares of the company’s stock worth $181,000 after purchasing an additional 4,037 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International in the third quarter worth approximately $216,000. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International in the third quarter worth approximately $226,000. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Weight Watchers International by 11,463.5% in the third quarter. Hanseatic Management Services Inc. now owns 6,013 shares of the company’s stock worth $262,000 after purchasing an additional 5,961 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International in the third quarter worth approximately $282,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.52% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) traded up $0.06 on Monday, hitting $47.17. The company had a trading volume of 405,074 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,555,899. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,040.02, a P/E ratio of 31.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 2.96. Weight Watchers International, Inc. has a one year low of $9.88 and a one year high of $54.47.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $323.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $319.40 million. Weight Watchers International had a negative return on equity of 8.81% and a net margin of 9.03%. Weight Watchers International’s revenue was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.53 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Weight Watchers International, Inc. will post 1.57 EPS for the current year.

WTW has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Craig Hallum reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of Weight Watchers International in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Weight Watchers International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.55.

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About Weight Watchers International

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)

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