Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Expected to Announce Earnings of -$0.27 Per Share
Wall Street analysts expect Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) to announce earnings of ($0.27) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have provided estimates for Weight Watchers International’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.30) and the highest is ($0.24). Weight Watchers International reported earnings per share of $0.31 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 187.1%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Weight Watchers International will report full-year earnings of $1.33 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.20 to $1.50. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $1.67 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.33 to $2.31. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover Weight Watchers International.
WTW has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 16th. B. Riley lowered their price target on Weight Watchers International from $101.00 to $75.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Weight Watchers International from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $37.00 to $25.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 19th. Craig Hallum reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (down from $80.00) on shares of Weight Watchers International in a research note on Wednesday, February 20th. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Weight Watchers International in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.31.
In other Weight Watchers International news, insider Mindy F. Grossman bought 12,000 shares of Weight Watchers International stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The shares were bought at an average price of $21.70 per share, for a total transaction of $260,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Corinne Pollier-Bousquet sold 10,000 shares of Weight Watchers International stock in a transaction on Friday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.17, for a total value of $191,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 36,183 shares in the company, valued at approximately $693,628.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 12.31% of the company’s stock.
Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Advisors Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International during the fourth quarter worth $52,000. Private Capital Group LLC grew its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 128.5% during the 4th quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,405 shares of the company’s stock worth $54,000 after acquiring an additional 790 shares during the last quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc bought a new stake in Weight Watchers International during the 4th quarter worth approximately $60,000. Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 23.5% during the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,831 shares of the company’s stock worth $70,000 after acquiring an additional 348 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in Weight Watchers International during the 4th quarter worth approximately $92,000. Institutional investors own 91.34% of the company’s stock.
Weight Watchers International Company Profile
Weight Watchers International, Inc provides weight management services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other. It offers a range of products and services comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches.
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