Weight Watchers International Inc

Henrietta Strickland
July 15, 2017

WTW's profit would be $34.11M giving it 16.78 P/E if the $0.53 EPS is correct. Weight Watchers International Inc has a 52-week low of $9.37 and a 52-week high of $35.40. Hound Partners Llc sold 300,000 shares as the company's stock rose 106.43% with the market. Barclays Capital maintained Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 100.08% since July 14, 2016 and is uptrending. Citigroup Inc, New York-based fund reported 97,159 shares. Docter Jan L had sold 1,500 shares worth $2.79M on Tuesday, May 30. About 10.54 million shares traded or 110.38% up from the average. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since July 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.27% the S&P500. Avon Prods Inc (NYSE:AVP) was reduced too. Riverhead Cap Limited Liability Company reported 567 shares. Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its stake in Weight Watchers International by 31.3% in the fourth quarter.

Since March 3, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 sales for $674,716 activity. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 86% are positive. "Stock Jumped 26% in May" on June 14, 2017. Evercore initiated QEP Resources Inc (NYSE:QEP) on Friday, October 7 with "Hold" rating. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Underweight". Credit Suisse reinitiated the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, January 11 report. Zacks downgraded QEP Resources Inc (NYSE:QEP) on Monday, August 10 to "Buy" rating. Sidoti lowered shares of Weight Watchers International from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. FBR Capital has "Mkt Perform" rating and $19 target.

Citadel Advisors Llc, which manages about $99.01B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Weibo Corp (Call) (NASDAQ:WB) by 43,400 shares to 166,400 shares, valued at $6.76M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. (NYSE:WTW). California Pub Employees Retirement Sys has 197,171 shares. Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2016. Next quarter's EPS is estimated at $0.49 with next year's EPS projected to be $1.50. It is negative, as 12 investors sold LORL shares while 31 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 279 raised stakes. (NYSE:WTW). 568,678 are held by Morgan Stanley. 66,624 are held by Clinton Grp Incorporated. (NYSE:PFE). Mgmt Of Virginia Ltd Liability Corp reported 65,594 shares. Sandy Spring Bancorp stated it has 1,000 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 0.06% or 59,200 shares. State Street stated it has 491,758 shares. Pnc Fin Ser Group Inc owns 1,265 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. 114,265 are owned by Price T Rowe Assoc Md. Hanson And Doremus Invest Management owns 875 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsrs LP owns 110,890 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Communications Ltd Co has 0.95% invested in Pfizer Inc. Tiaa Cref Limited invested in 78,819 shares or 0% of the stock.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 3 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 33.55% of shares outstanding. Therefore 20% are positive. Analysts predict that Weight Watchers International Inc will post $1.29 EPS for the current year. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, December 7 by Craig Hallum. (NYSE:WTW) to report earnings on August, 3. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to "Equal-Weight". Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 1 of analysts who cover WTW having a buy-equivalent rating. (NYSE:WTW) earned "Buy" rating by Craig Hallum on Friday, November 6. 11,370 are held by Commonwealth Equity Services. Sidoti maintained Weight Watchers International, Inc. See Weight Watchers International, Inc. The firm has a market cap of $2.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.23 and a beta of 3.05. The Firm operates globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. It has a 25.83 P/E ratio. 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.

Morgan Stanley bolstered its stake by buying 1,000 shares an increase of 83.8% from 12/31/2016 to 03/31/2017. Its up 0.41, from 0.72 in 2016Q3.

Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on WTW. 22 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. (NYSE:WTW) for 23,161 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsr has 0% invested in Loral Space & Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:LORL) for 389,523 shares. The Florida-based Aviance Cap Ptnrs Ltd Liability has invested 0.92% in Pfizer Inc.

Shares of Weight Watchers International Inc (WTW) traded up 0.51% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $35.33. (NYSE:WTW). Blackrock Gp Limited owns 0% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 64,684 shares. (NYSE:WTW). 63,166 were reported by Millennium Management Ltd Com. Engineers Gate Manager Lp owns 30,155 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The has 21,071 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada accumulated 0% or 10,001 shares.

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