Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Stock Price Hits 52-Week High Today

July 17, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.41, from 0.72 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 24 investors sold Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares while 31 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 59.72 million shares or 6.27% more from 56.20 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Aperio Grp Ltd Liability Corp invested in 10,945 shares or 0% of the stock. Jw Asset Limited Com has invested 0.15% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Corporation invested in 0% or 15,100 shares. Next Financial Group Inc holds 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) or 300 shares. Moreover, Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Com has 0% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 100 shares. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust accumulated 30,000 shares or 0.22% of the stock. Creative Planning holds 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 3,138 shares. 12 West Cap Mgmt Lp reported 1.22% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Joel Isaacson & Com Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 1,500 shares. Blackrock Group Limited invested 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Paradigm Asset Management Company Limited Company has invested 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Metropolitan Life Insur Ny stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Mizuho Usa accumulated 96,600 shares. Hutchin Hill Cap Ltd Partnership reported 155,200 shares stake. Moreover, Gotham Asset Ltd Liability has 0.06% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW).

Since March 3, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 sales for $674,716 activity. Another trade for 4,500 shares valued at $80,186 was sold by Pollier-Bousquet Corinne. Another trade for 895 shares valued at $24,012 was bought by Elkins Cynthia.

The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) hit a new 52-week high and has $39.64 target or 9.00 % above today’s $36.37 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $2.36B company. The 1-year high was reported on Jul, 17 by Barchart.com. If the $39.64 price target is reached, the company will be worth $212.40 million more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock.

About 440,470 shares traded. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 100.08% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 83.38% the S&P500.

Investors wait Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) to report on August, 3. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.53 earnings per share, up $0.07 or 15.22 % from last year’s $0.46 same quarter earnings. This translates into $34.40 million profit for WTW giving the stock a 17.15 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.53 EPS is accurate. Weight Watchers International, Inc.’s Wall Street analysts see -5,400.00 % EPS growth, taking into account the $-0.01 EPS reproted in the previous quarter,

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Weight Watchers International had 15 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Saturday, August 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 26 with “Equal-Weight”. On Wednesday, January 4 the stock rating was maintained by Sidoti with “Buy”. Craig Hallum maintained Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Monday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Hold” on Tuesday, August 11. The stock has “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Wednesday, October 21. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by Sidoti. On Monday, December 7 the stock rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy”. Craig Hallum upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 15 report. Morgan Stanley downgraded Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Friday, December 16 to “Underweight” rating.

More notable recent Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Weight Watchers International Peels Off Pounds And Piles On Profits” on May 31, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Weight Watchers International, Inc. Stock Jumped 26% in May” published on June 14, 2017, Fool.com published: “Why Weight Watchers International, Inc. Stock Is Up 202% So Far in 2017” on July 11, 2017. More interesting news about Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Weight Watchers International, Inc. Surged Another 19% Today” published on May 03, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s Why Weight Watchers International Gained 29% in June” with publication date: July 03, 2017.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. is a well-known provider of weight management services. The company has market cap of $2.36 billion. The Firm operates globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. It has a 26.93 P/E ratio. The Company’s branded services and products 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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