Headlines about Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Weight Watchers International earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.8610099765198 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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A number of research firms recently weighed in on WTW. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Sidoti lowered shares of Weight Watchers International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Weight Watchers International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.44.

Weight Watchers International (WTW) opened at 41.73 on Friday. Weight Watchers International has a 52 week low of $9.37 and a 52 week high of $49.32. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.73 and a beta of 3.03. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $44.03 and a 200 day moving average of $29.25.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.17. The firm had revenue of $341.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $329.55 million. Weight Watchers International had a negative return on equity of 7.70% and a net margin of 8.52%. Weight Watchers International’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.46 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Weight Watchers International will post $1.46 EPS for the current year.

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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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