Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

SunTrust Now Covering Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) With $90 Target

Winfrey's decision to invest in Weight Watchers (WTW) almost two and a half years ago has turned out to be a great move for her - and anyone else who bought the stock when Winfrey did and has been along for the ride ever since. We will analyze the growth, profitability, risk, valuation, and insider trends of both companies and see which one investors prefer. WTW stock is now showing positive return of 12.51% throughout last week and witnessed rising return of 23.08% in one month period. Royce Value Trust Inc.

Philip Rosenstrach decreased its stake in Weight Watchers Intl Inc New (WTW) by 96.83% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock's traded 3.51 million shares in session while it holds an average volume of 1.81 million shares. The company has market cap of $4.96 million. Insiders sold a total of 2,635,135 shares of company stock valued at $160,134,038 over the last ninety days. About 3.37 million shares traded or 86.39% up from the average. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 313.09% since May 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 301.54% the S&P500. Analysts have placed a $106.33 price target on Weight Watchers International, Inc., suggesting a 35.01% gain from recent close. The term earnings per share (EPS) represents the portion of a company's earnings, net of taxes and preferred stock dividends, that is allocated to each share of common stock. WTW's profit will be $55.68M for 23.67 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. The company did the same thing again last week, and CEO Mindy Grossman explained on the earnings call that the company is about far more than just shedding pounds these days.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 1 in 2017Q3.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Nine Masts Capital Ltd owns 9,677 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Investec Asset Mgmt Limited has invested 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Quantbot Tech Lp has invested 0.11% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. Price T Rowe Assocs Md has invested 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. Victory Mngmt has 0.04% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Fifth Third Bancorporation invested 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 468,350 shares. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Company holds 276 shares. Finally, Hanseatic Management Services Inc. lifted its stake in Weight Watchers by 40.0% in the first quarter. Craig Hallum maintained Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Since March 2, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 insider sales for $143.45 million activity. A simple moving average (SMA) is an mathematical moving average calculated by adding the closing price of the security for a number of time periods and then dividing this total by the number of time periods. KELLY DENIS F had bought 2,200 shares worth $137,335 on Thursday, March 8. (Rating Scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell, 5.0 Strong Sell). Therefore 100% are positive. Weight Watchers International had 12 analyst reports since December 19, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, February 6 with "Buy". As per Thursday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. (NYSE:WTW) on Thursday, February 8 with "Buy" rating. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to "Equal-Weight". Standpoint Research downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Wednesday, October 21 report. The stock has "Buy" rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, February 28.

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