Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $95.26 and last traded at $95.46, with a volume of 30106 shares. The stock had previously closed at $94.72.

Several brokerages have commented on WTW. DA Davidson began coverage on shares of Weight Watchers International in a research report on Tuesday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $143.00 price target on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on Weight Watchers International in a report on Tuesday. They set an “overweight” rating and a $105.00 price objective on the stock. Bank of America assumed coverage on Weight Watchers International in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. They set a “buy” rating and a $95.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded Weight Watchers International from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 18th. Finally, SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on Weight Watchers International in a report on Tuesday, May 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $90.00 price objective on the stock. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Weight Watchers International presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $101.14.

The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.76 billion, a PE ratio of 57.95, a PEG ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 3.22.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.25. The firm had revenue of $408.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $388.49 million. Weight Watchers International had a negative return on equity of 12.95% and a net margin of 13.85%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 24.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.01) EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Weight Watchers International, Inc. will post 2.87 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Weight Watchers International news, insider Corinne Pollier-Bousquet sold 12,573 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total transaction of $880,110.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 38,146 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,670,220. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 12.31% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Weight Watchers International by 2.4% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,779,384 shares of the company’s stock valued at $78,790,000 after purchasing an additional 41,714 shares during the period. Delpha Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Weight Watchers International in the 4th quarter valued at about $257,000. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its holdings in shares of Weight Watchers International by 118.3% in the 4th quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 132,062 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,848,000 after purchasing an additional 71,562 shares during the period. Smith Asset Management Group LP acquired a new position in shares of Weight Watchers International in the 4th quarter valued at about $3,393,000. Finally, Swiss National Bank increased its holdings in shares of Weight Watchers International by 3.4% in the 4th quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 48,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,156,000 after purchasing an additional 1,600 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 90.78% 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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