Craig Hallum reiterated their buy rating on shares of Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) in a research note released on Wednesday, The Fly reports. Craig Hallum currently has a $80.00 price target on the stock, up from their prior price target of $70.00.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. B. Riley set a $65.00 price target on shares of Weight Watchers International and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Weight Watchers International from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Weight Watchers International from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Weight Watchers International presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $59.00.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE WTW) opened at $69.17 on Wednesday. Weight Watchers International has a 12-month low of $12.05 and a 12-month high of $76.09. The stock has a market cap of $4,450.00, a PE ratio of 41.17, a P/E/G ratio of 2.98 and a beta of 3.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.74, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 0.96.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 0.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,382,121 shares of the company’s stock worth $79,611,000 after buying an additional 13,425 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 2.4% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,779,384 shares of the company’s stock worth $78,790,000 after buying an additional 41,714 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 29.0% in the third quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 870,965 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,931,000 after buying an additional 195,548 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 122.8% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 580,953 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,300,000 after buying an additional 320,227 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp raised its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 8.5% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 541,951 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,112,000 after buying an additional 42,554 shares during the last quarter. 86.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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