Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) insider Corinne Pollier-Bousquet sold 6,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.75, for a total value of $169,950.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 12,795 shares in the company, valued at $329,471.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Corinne Pollier-Bousquet also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, May 3rd, Corinne Pollier-Bousquet sold 9,543 shares of Weight Watchers International stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.84, for a total value of $237,048.12.

Shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) traded up 1.23% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $27.17. The company had a trading volume of 1,274,806 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $20.93 and a 200-day moving average of $14.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.28 and a beta of 2.93. Weight Watchers International, Inc. has a one year low of $9.37 and a one year high of $27.50.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.04. The business had revenue of $329.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $322.80 million. Weight Watchers International had a net margin of 3.73% and a negative return on equity of 4.10%. Equities analysts predict that Weight Watchers International, Inc. will post $1.36 EPS for the current year.

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Several research analysts have recently issued reports on WTW shares. Morgan Stanley raised their price target on Weight Watchers International from $13.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Weight Watchers International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.44.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY boosted its stake in shares of Weight Watchers International by 14.0% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 20,115 shares of the company’s stock worth $230,000 after buying an additional 2,475 shares during the period. Melvin Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International during the third quarter worth approximately $7,327,000. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International during the fourth quarter worth approximately $3,045,000. Auxier Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Weight Watchers International by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Auxier Asset Management now owns 49,220 shares of the company’s stock worth $564,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Weight Watchers International by 6.6% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 491,758 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,626,000 after buying an additional 30,414 shares during the period. 87.87% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Weight Watchers International

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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