Weight Watchers International (WTW) PT Raised to $86.00

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) had its price target boosted by B. Riley from $65.00 to $86.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Weight Watchers International from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Craig Hallum restated a buy rating and set a $80.00 price target (up previously from $70.00) on shares of Weight Watchers International in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Weight Watchers International from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $59.00.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE WTW) traded up $0.59 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $68.50. 786,965 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,127,896. Weight Watchers International has a 12 month low of $12.05 and a 12 month high of $76.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.74, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,440.00, a PE ratio of 41.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.98 and a beta of 3.35.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado acquired a new position in Weight Watchers International during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in Weight Watchers International by 3,364.2% during the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,157 shares of the company’s stock valued at $181,000 after purchasing an additional 4,037 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in Weight Watchers International during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $216,000. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new position in Weight Watchers International during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $226,000. Finally, Bluestein R H & Co. acquired a new position in Weight Watchers International during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $240,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.11% of the company’s stock.

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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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