The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) is a huge mover today! About 2.16M shares traded hands or 222.69% up from the average. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has declined 29.43% since April 4, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.52% the S&P500.
The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $718.19M company. It was reported on Nov, 4 by Barchart.com. We have $14.47 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:WTW worth $193.91M more.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Ratings Coverage
Out of 5 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 40% are positive. Weight Watchers International has been the topic of 12 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum given on Tuesday, September 15. The rating was initiated by Sidoti on Tuesday, May 24 with “Buy”. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, February 26 by Barclays Capital. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, October 20 by Barclays Capital. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35 target price in Monday, December 7 report. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Zacks on Saturday, August 8. As per Monday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Craig Hallum. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 21 by Standpoint Research. The firm has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum given on Friday, November 6.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the largest provider of weight control programs in the world. The core of their business is weekly meetings, in which they present thier scientifically designed program, incorporating group support and education about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.16 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.25, from 1.41 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 29 funds sold all Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares owned while 34 reduced positions. 28 funds bought stakes while 45 increased positions. They now own 58.51 million shares or 0.81% more from 58.04 million shares in 2016Q1.
Commonwealth Equity Service Incorporated has 0% invested in the company for 11,407 shares. Paradigm Asset Co Lc reported 39,400 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Blackrock Japan Com Ltd last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Palo has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Trellus Mgmt Co Ltd Liability Co has 65,000 shares for 1.23% of their US portfolio. Royal Bancorp Of Canada holds 0% or 47,414 shares in its portfolio. Timber Hill Ltd holds 0% or 65,028 shares in its portfolio. Airain Ltd last reported 0.02% of its portfolio in the stock. National Bank Of New York Mellon owns 143,968 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Farmers Merchants Investments Incorporated has 1,000 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 4,481 shares in its portfolio. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Trust owns 30,000 shares or 0.23% of their US portfolio. Parametric Port Associates Lc has 347,067 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability owns 39,184 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Federated Inc Pa reported 73,612 shares or 0% of all its holdings.
More notable recent Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Weight Watchers International, Inc. Stock Dropped 12% in August” on September 12, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Did Weight Watchers International, Inc. Fall 23% in June?” published on July 05, 2016, Fool.com published: “Weight Watchers International Inc. Gains On Oprah’s Weight Loss, But Will It Last?” on February 02, 2016. More interesting news about Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Did Weight Watchers International, Inc. Shares Lose 11% in April?” published on May 10, 2016 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Weight Watchers International, Inc. Stock Popped Today” with publication date: February 19, 2016.
WTW Company Profile
Weight Watchers International, Inc., incorporated on February 19, 1974, is a well-known provider of weight management services. The Firm operates globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. 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. The Firm operates through four divisions: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe (CE) and Other. It sells a range of products, including bars, snacks, cookbooks, food and restaurant guides with SmartPoints values, Weight Watchers magazines, SmartPoints calculators and fitness kits, and certain third-party products, such as activity-tracking monitors. The Firm sells its products through its meetings business, online and to its franchisees. The Company’s e-commerce platform at shop.weightwatchers.com makes the site available to all consumers, including non-members and non-subscribers. It also issues other publications, such as cookbooks and food and restaurant guides with SmartPoints values.
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