Weight Watchers International Inc (NYSE:WTW) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Up in Q4 2017

May 18, 2018 - By Lola Flanagan

Sentiment for Weight Watchers International Inc (NYSE:WTW)

Weight Watchers International Inc (NYSE:WTW) institutional sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 1 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 86 funds increased and started new positions, while 74 decreased and sold their positions in Weight Watchers International Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now hold: 57.89 million shares, up from 55.46 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Weight Watchers International Inc in their top 10 positions increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 15 Reduced: 59 Increased: 47 New Position: 39.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.48 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other. It has a 34.46 P/E ratio. It offers a range of services and products comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches.

The stock increased 1.27% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $82.7. About 1.96 million shares traded or 5.16% up from the average. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 313.09% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 301.54% the S&P500.

Analysts await Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.84 EPS, up 25.37 % or $0.17 from last year’s $0.67 per share. WTW’s profit will be $55.68M for 24.61 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by Weight Watchers International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 170.97 % EPS growth.

Artal Group S.A. holds 19.67% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. for 29.44 million shares. 12 West Capital Management Lp owns 823,388 shares or 4.41% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Park West Asset Management Llc has 3.42% invested in the company for 1.69 million shares. The California-based Sanctuary Wealth Advisors Llc has invested 3.15% in the stock. Indus Capital Partners Llc, a New York-based fund reported 260,897 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 sales for $143.45 million activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Weight Watchers International’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Weight Watchers International, 5 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $65.0 while the high is $100.0. The stock’s average target of $91.40 is 10.52% above today’s ($82.7) share price. WTW was included in 13 notes of analysts from December 19, 2017. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 28 by Craig Hallum. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, May 15. Craig Hallum maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 18 report. As per Monday, March 5, the company rating was upgraded by Sidoti. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 28 by FBR Capital. Craig Hallum maintained Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) rating on Thursday, April 12. Craig Hallum has “Buy” rating and $10000 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum given on Tuesday, February 6. FBR Capital maintained Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Wednesday, March 14 with “Buy” rating. FBR Capital maintained the shares of WTW in report on Thursday, February 22 with “Buy” rating. FBR Capital maintained Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) rating on Thursday, February 8. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $86.0 target.

More news for Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “I Was Wrong About Weight Watchers” on May 04, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Enters Office Depot (ODP), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) (more…) – 13F” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Institutional Positions Chart

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