Discussion stirs around Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) this week; here is what analysts are saying.

September 16, 2018 - By Theresa Judd

Investors sentiment increased to 1.72 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.54, from 1.18 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 26 investors sold Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 59.83 million shares or 1.42% more from 59.00 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Chicago Equity Ptnrs Lc holds 0.12% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) or 39,535 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt invested in 0% or 151 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Com The has invested 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Farmers And Merchants Invests Inc holds 83 shares. Fmr Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 8.73M shares. Old Mutual Global (Uk) Limited has invested 1.02% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Landscape Cap Limited Liability Co owns 5,677 shares. Atika Cap Mgmt Lc reported 120,000 shares or 2.33% of all its holdings. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 377,956 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Ameritas Invest Ptnrs holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 3,213 shares. State Teachers Retirement Sys has 0% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). 5,078 are owned by Proshare Lc. Northern accumulated 480,849 shares. Sei Co reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Eagle Asset Mngmt owns 828,497 shares or 0.45% of their US portfolio.

Since April 20, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 8 sales for $1.04 billion activity. Westend S.A. sold $571.32M worth of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Tuesday, May 15. Fajgenbaum Jonas also sold $751,637 worth of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Thursday, August 30. 4,000 shares were bought by KELLY DENIS F, worth $286,370. On Friday, August 31 Amouyal Philippe sold $566,891 worth of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) or 7,500 shares. Shares for $880,110 were sold by Pollier-Bousquet Corinne on Friday, April 20. COLOSI MICHAEL F sold $1.77 million worth of stock.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Weight Watchers International had 14 analyst reports since April 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Tuesday, August 7. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $10000 target in Thursday, April 12 report. The rating was initiated by J.P. Morgan with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 12. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 18 by Craig Hallum. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, May 15 by SunTrust. Craig Hallum maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 18 report. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 12 by DA Davidson. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 7 by FBR Capital. Below is a list of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/09/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight New Target: $76 Initiates Coverage On
04/09/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral New Target: $73 Initiates Coverage On
29/08/2018 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Outperform New Target: $98 Initiates Coverage On
07/08/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $110 New Target: $100 Maintain
07/08/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $103 New Target: $113 Maintain
10/07/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Overweight New Target: $115 Initiates Coverage On
18/06/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0000 Maintain
12/06/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $105.0000 Initiate
12/06/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Buy New Target: $143.0000 Initiate
12/06/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight New Target: $105 Initiates Coverage On

The stock increased 1.56% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $73.38. About 1.61M shares traded. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 69.94% since September 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.32% the S&P500.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.89 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other. It has a 23.44 P/E ratio. It offers a range of services and products comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches.

More important recent Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Grossman Is Engineering a Real Weight Watchers Stock Turnaround” on September 12, 2018, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Weight Watchers (WTW) Set to Join S&P MidCap 400; KLX Energy Services (KLXE) to Join S&P SmallCap 600 (Earlier)”, Fool.com published: “Why Did Weight Watchers International, Inc. Shares Fall 16% in August?” on September 07, 2018. More interesting news about Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) was released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Oppenheimer Bullish On Weight Watchers Margin Expansion Opportunities” with publication date: August 29, 2018.

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