Weight Watchers International (WTW) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
News coverage about Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Weight Watchers International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.3351175570319 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Healthy Food Finds: Taco Hummus, Vegan Frozen Meals, Organic Soup (hungry-girl.com)
- Weight Watchers International Inc (WTW) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) in Versatile Ratio figures at Street- International Paper Company (IP) – Investing News Update (investingbizz.com)
- Weight Watchers Stock Breaks Out of 4-Week Base (finance.yahoo.com)
- Weight Watchers Wants to Eat Blue Apron's Lunch (finance.yahoo.com)
Weight Watchers International (WTW) opened at 44.91 on Tuesday. Weight Watchers International has a 12-month low of $9.55 and a 12-month high of $49.32. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $44.44 and its 200 day moving average is $32.61. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.89 billion, a PE ratio of 28.77 and a beta of 2.99.
Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.17. The business had revenue of $341.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $329.55 million. Weight Watchers International had a net margin of 8.52% and a negative return on equity of 7.70%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.46 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Weight Watchers International will post $1.46 EPS for the current year.
Several research firms have recently commented on WTW. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Weight Watchers International from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Weight Watchers International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Weight Watchers International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.44.
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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