Weight Watchers International (WTW) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Weight Watchers International earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.8612220065982 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

WTW has been the subject of a number of research reports. B. Riley set a $65.00 target price on shares of Weight Watchers International and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Craig Hallum reaffirmed 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. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Weight Watchers International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Weight Watchers International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.25.

Shares of Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) traded down $0.51 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $56.89. 2,570,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,480,000. Weight Watchers International has a twelve month low of $11.20 and a twelve month high of $57.96. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,660.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 2.95.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.14. Weight Watchers International had a net margin of 9.03% and a negative return on equity of 8.81%. The business had revenue of $323.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $319.40 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.53 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Weight Watchers International will post 1.59 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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