Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Weight Watchers International (WTW) Share Price
Media headlines about Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Weight Watchers International earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.181635889267 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
WTW has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Weight Watchers International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Weight Watchers International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of Weight Watchers International in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.55.
Shares of Weight Watchers International (NYSE WTW) traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $45.34. The stock had a trading volume of 949,656 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,560,000. Weight Watchers International has a 52 week low of $9.88 and a 52 week high of $54.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,920.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.22, a PEG ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 2.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.74, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 0.96.
Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 last year, the company posted $0.53 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Weight Watchers International will post 1.57 EPS for the current fiscal 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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