Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio decreased its position in Weight Watchers International Inc (NYSE:WTW) by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 13,170 shares of the company’s stock after selling 523 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio’s holdings in Weight Watchers International were worth $440,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 8.9% in the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 69,259 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,315,000 after purchasing an additional 5,642 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in Weight Watchers International in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $22,572,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 163.2% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 59,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,972,000 after purchasing an additional 36,580 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,382,121 shares of the company’s stock worth $79,611,000 after purchasing an additional 13,425 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 256.8% in the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 35,485 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,186,000 after purchasing an additional 25,539 shares during the last quarter. 88.13% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

WTW has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Weight Watchers International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. ValuEngine upgraded Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Craig Hallum restated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of Weight Watchers International in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Weight Watchers International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Weight Watchers International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.95.

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Weight Watchers International Inc (NYSE WTW) opened at $43.75 on Tuesday. Weight Watchers International Inc has a 1-year low of $9.88 and a 1-year high of $54.47. The company has a market capitalization of $2,858.04, a P/E ratio of 29.53, a PEG ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 2.99. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.74.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.14. Weight Watchers International had a negative return on equity of 8.81% and a net margin of 9.03%. The company had revenue of $323.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $319.40 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.53 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Weight Watchers International Inc will post 1.8 EPS for the current year.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW)

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