Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW)?

September 16, 2018 - By Ash Ash

Investors sentiment increased to 1.72 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.54, from 1.18 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 26 investors sold Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 59.83 million shares or 1.42% more from 59.00 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Clarivest Asset Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Huntington Bancorporation holds 0% or 537 shares in its portfolio. Art Advsrs Ltd accumulated 107,900 shares. Pictet And Cie (Europe) accumulated 0.05% or 3,258 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The holds 0% or 29,071 shares in its portfolio. Cambridge Investment Advsr reported 5,031 shares. Lombard Odier Asset (Usa) owns 0.48% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 72,365 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt reported 1,168 shares. 600 were accumulated by Toth Finance Advisory. Commerce Fincl Bank holds 2,000 shares. Advisory has invested 0.04% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). 128,712 were reported by Bogle Inv Mgmt Ltd Partnership De. Old Mutual Global Invsts (Uk) Ltd has invested 1.02% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Swiss Commercial Bank invested in 0.01% or 69,300 shares. Group Incorporated reported 25,112 shares.

Since April 20, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 8 insider sales for $1.04 billion activity. Fajgenbaum Jonas sold 10,000 shares worth $751,637. 4,000 shares were bought by KELLY DENIS F, worth $286,370. $456.00 million worth of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) was sold by Westend S.A. on Tuesday, August 14. 7,500 shares were sold by Amouyal Philippe, worth $566,891. Another trade for 19,923 shares valued at $1.46 million was made by Pollier-Bousquet Corinne on Monday, August 20. The insider COLOSI MICHAEL F sold 23,476 shares worth $1.77M.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Weight Watchers International had 14 analyst reports since April 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Wednesday, April 18. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 7 by UBS. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Tuesday, June 12. As per Tuesday, June 12, the company rating was initiated by J.P. Morgan. The company was maintained on Monday, June 18 by Craig Hallum. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 7. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 12 by Craig Hallum. The company was initiated on Tuesday, May 15 by SunTrust. Below is a list of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/09/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight New Target: $76 Initiates Coverage On
04/09/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral New Target: $73 Initiates Coverage On
29/08/2018 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Outperform New Target: $98 Initiates Coverage On
07/08/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $110 New Target: $100 Maintain
07/08/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $103 New Target: $113 Maintain
10/07/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Overweight New Target: $115 Initiates Coverage On
18/06/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $120.0000 Maintain
12/06/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $105.0000 Initiate
12/06/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Buy New Target: $143.0000 Initiate
12/06/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight New Target: $105 Initiates Coverage On

The stock increased 1.56% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $73.38. About 1.61 million shares traded. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 69.94% since September 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.32% the S&P500.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.89 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other. It has a 23.44 P/E ratio. It offers a range of services and products comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches.

More important recent Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Weight Watchers (WTW) Set to Join S&P MidCap 400; KLX Energy Services (KLXE) to Join S&P SmallCap 600 (Earlier)” on September 10, 2018, also Fool.com published article titled: “Why Did Weight Watchers International, Inc. Shares Fall 16% in August?”, Benzinga.com published: “Oppenheimer Bullish On Weight Watchers Margin Expansion Opportunities” on August 29, 2018. More interesting news about Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) was released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Grossman Is Engineering a Real Weight Watchers Stock Turnaround” with publication date: September 12, 2018.

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