Shares of Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE:WTW) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.65.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Vetr cut Weight Watchers International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.83 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, October 3rd.

Shares of Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) opened at 12.22 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $10.48 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.73. Weight Watchers International has a 1-year low of $9.37 and a 1-year high of $28.05. The stock has a market capitalization of $779.62 million, a PE ratio of 18.32 and a beta of 3.16.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.08. Weight Watchers International had a negative return on equity of 4.10% and a net margin of 3.73%. The company earned $281 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $290.25 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.39 EPS. Weight Watchers International’s revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Weight Watchers International will post $0.95 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of WTW. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Weight Watchers International by 926.1% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 8,753 shares of the company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 7,900 shares during the period. Alpine Partners VI LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International during the second quarter worth $122,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International during the third quarter worth $123,000. Seven Eight Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Weight Watchers International by 156.1% in the first quarter. Seven Eight Capital LLC now owns 9,558 shares of the company’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 5,826 shares during the period. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International during the third quarter worth $145,000. 91.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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