Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Director Denis F. Kelly acquired 2,200 shares of Weight Watchers International stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $62.43 per share, with a total value of $137,346.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 41,852 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,612,820.36. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.
Shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) traded up $1.28 during trading on Monday, hitting $64.86. 1,718,982 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,179,856. The company has a market capitalization of $4,180.00, a PE ratio of 46.34, a PEG ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 3.17. Weight Watchers International, Inc. has a 52 week low of $14.12 and a 52 week high of $77.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.71, a quick ratio of 0.52 and a current ratio of 0.61.
Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $312.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $309.35 million. Weight Watchers International had a net margin of 12.52% and a negative return on equity of 10.38%. equities analysts anticipate that Weight Watchers International, Inc. will post 2.58 EPS for the current year.
Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WTW. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Weight Watchers International by 137.7% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 260,726 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,712,000 after acquiring an additional 151,036 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its stake in Weight Watchers International by 8.5% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 541,951 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,112,000 after purchasing an additional 42,554 shares in the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired a new position in Weight Watchers International in the third quarter valued at about $4,751,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC raised its stake in Weight Watchers International by 139.5% in the third quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 31,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,361,000 after purchasing an additional 18,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. acquired a new position in Weight Watchers International in the third quarter valued at about $282,000. 92.10% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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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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