Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Reaches $59.44 After 8.00% Up Move; Alpine Associates Management Has Increased Time Warner (Put) (TWX) Position

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 4.32% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $59.44. About 2.17 million shares traded or 40.35% up from the average. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 100.08% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 83.38% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $3.84 billion company. It was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $64.20 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:WTW worth $306.88 million more.

Alpine Associates Management Inc increased Time Warner Inc (Put) (TWX) stake by 84.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Alpine Associates Management Inc acquired 97,600 shares as Time Warner Inc (Put) (TWX)’s stock rose 1.19%. The Alpine Associates Management Inc holds 213,400 shares with $21.86 million value, up from 115,800 last quarter. Time Warner Inc (Put) now has $71.67 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $92.05. About 3.07M shares traded. Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) has risen 36.37% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.67% the S&P500.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.84 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other. It has a 35.23 P/E ratio. It offers a range of services and products comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 20 investors sold Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares while 54 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 55.46 million shares or 1.64% less from 56.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Washington Savings Bank reported 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Renaissance Ltd Company owns 98,200 shares. Acadian Asset Limited Liability holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 75,035 shares. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs owns 2,458 shares. Lpl Ltd invested in 42,514 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Vanguard Grp Inc Incorporated stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Millennium Ltd Co holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 183,683 shares. Eam Limited Com owns 41,925 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Co New York holds 0.01% or 19,154 shares. Alliancebernstein L P, New York-based fund reported 45,650 shares. Hanseatic Mngmt Svcs owns 6,013 shares. Federated Pa holds 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 37,748 shares. 12 West Capital Mgmt Lp holds 3.64% or 598,388 shares in its portfolio. Northern Tru, Illinois-based fund reported 360,512 shares.

Analysts await Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.29 earnings per share, up 52.63% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.19 per share. WTW’s profit will be $18.72 million for 51.24 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Weight Watchers International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -55.38% negative EPS growth.

Among 6 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Weight Watchers International had 17 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35 target in Monday, December 7 report. Sidoti initiated it with “Buy” rating and $25 target in Tuesday, May 24 report. Sidoti downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $2800 target in Tuesday, May 30 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, September 15. Morgan Stanley upgraded Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) rating on Wednesday, August 19. Morgan Stanley has “Equal Weight” rating and $6 target. Zacks upgraded the shares of WTW in report on Saturday, August 8 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy” on Monday, October 19. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Friday, December 16 to “Underweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Craig Hallum. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 26.

Among 40 analysts covering Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 25 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Time Warner Inc. had 116 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, February 5 by Telsey Advisory Group. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 24 by Moffett Nathanson. BMO Capital Markets maintained Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) on Monday, September 11 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by B. Riley & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 17 by Moffett Nathanson. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $80 target in Tuesday, April 26 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Pivotal Research given on Wednesday, November 2. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 5 by FBR Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 14 by Pivotal Research. Loop Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, November 17 report.

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