Weight Watchers Intl New (WTW) Shareholder Pomelo Capital Lowered Its Holding; Horizon Kinetics Boosted Its Royce Value Tr (RVT) Holding

May 15, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Murray Stahl increased its stake in Royce Value Tr Inc (RVT) by 169.74% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Horizon Kinetics Llc bought 275,267 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.47% with the market. The hedge fund run by Murray Stahl held 437,436 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.07 million, up from 162,169 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Horizon Kinetics Llc who had been investing in Royce Value Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.34B market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $16.07. About 185,813 shares traded. Royce Value Trust Inc. (NYSE:RVT) has risen 10.45% since May 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.10% the S&P500.

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. Pomelo Capital Llc sold 1.30 million shares as the company’s stock rose 23.71% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Philip Rosenstrach held 42,572 shares of the other consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.89M, down from 1.34M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pomelo Capital Llc who had been investing in Weight Watchers Intl Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.32 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.80% or $1.42 during the last trading session, reaching $80.18. About 3.37 million shares traded or 86.39% up from the average. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 313.09% since May 15, 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 earnings per share, up 25.37% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.67 per share. WTW’s profit will be $55.68 million for 23.86 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual earnings per share reported by Weight Watchers International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 170.97% EPS growth.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.16, from 1 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 15 investors sold WTW shares while 59 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 57.89 million shares or 4.37% more from 55.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Panagora Asset Mngmt reported 0.01% stake. Nine Masts Capital Ltd owns 9,677 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Bluemountain Capital Ltd Liability invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Alliancebernstein LP invested in 0% or 60,680 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Benjamin F Edwards Co reported 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt has 0.01% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Fifth Third Bancorporation invested 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Federated Invsts Pa invested in 37,223 shares. Stone Ridge Asset Mngmt Limited Company stated it has 16,938 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Meeder Asset Mngmt holds 630 shares. Ameriprise Finance reported 143,458 shares. James Invest Research Incorporated holds 0.01% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) or 8,740 shares. Lazard Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Arrowstreet Cap Limited Partnership invested 0.01% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW).

Since March 2, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 insider sales for $143.45 million activity. Pollier-Bousquet Corinne sold $880,110 worth of stock or 12,573 shares. KELLY DENIS F had bought 2,200 shares worth $137,335 on Thursday, March 8.

Among 7 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Weight Watchers International had 28 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 28 by Craig Hallum. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 22 by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy”. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, December 16. Standpoint Research downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 21 report. On Wednesday, March 14 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy”. Sidoti upgraded the shares of WTW in report on Monday, March 5 to “Buy” rating.

Pomelo Capital Llc, which manages about $366.34 million and $3.37B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Gnc Hldgs Inc (Put) (NYSE:GNC) by 3.69M shares to 3.84M shares, valued at $33.91 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Gnc Hldgs Inc (Call) (NYSE:GNC) by 93,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 235,200 shares, and has risen its stake in Brookdale Sr Living Inc (Put) (NYSE:BKD).

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