Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Weight Watchers International (WTW) Share Price

News headlines about Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Weight Watchers International earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.8864881158464 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Weight Watchers International (WTW) traded up $0.84 during trading on Friday, reaching $74.78. The company had a trading volume of 803,025 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,020,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,830.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.98 and a beta of 3.35. Weight Watchers International has a 52 week low of $12.05 and a 52 week high of $76.09. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.74.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Craig Hallum reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Weight Watchers International in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised Weight Watchers International from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. B. Riley set a $65.00 price target on Weight Watchers International and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Weight Watchers International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $59.00.

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About Weight Watchers International

Weight Watchers International, Inc is a provider of weight management services. The Company operates globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. The Company’s branded products and services include meetings conducted by its franchisees, digital weight management products provided through its Websites, mobile sites and applications, products sold at meetings, licensed products sold in retail channels and magazine subscriptions and other publications.

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