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Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) major shareholder S.A. Westend purchased 48,549 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $21.13 per share, with a total value of $1,025,840.37. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) traded down 0.09% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $21.71. 540,688 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Weight Watchers International has a 52-week low of $19.09 and a 52-week high of $41.44. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $20.64 and its 200-day moving average is $22.01. The company has a market cap of $1.229 billion and a P/E ratio of 7.39.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.98 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.21. The company had revenue of $397.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $387.70 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.39 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 15.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Weight Watchers International will post $1.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Weight Watchers International in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $23.00. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Weight Watchers International in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $23.00. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Weight Watchers International from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, July 7th. They now have a $24.30 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.86.

Weight Watchers International, Inc (NYSE:WTW) is a global-branded consumer company and a provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations.

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