Analysts Expect Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NASDAQ:WW) to Announce $0.65 EPS

Shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NASDAQ:WW) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 2.91 (Hold) from the eleven brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Weight Watchers International’s rating score has improved by 5.8% from three months ago as a result of various analysts’ ratings changes.

Brokerages have set a 1 year consensus price objective of $25.88 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.65 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Weight Watchers International an industry rank of 23 out of 256 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on WW shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Zynerba Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 11th. ValuEngine lowered Zosano Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €33.40 ($38.84) price objective on Siemens Healthineers and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday. Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $143.00 price objective on shares of Xilinx in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. Finally, B. Riley lifted their price objective on Rogers from $200.00 to $210.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st.

In related news, General Counsel Michael F. Colosi sold 16,993 shares of Weight Watchers International stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.03, for a total transaction of $289,390.79. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Michael F. Colosi sold 16,898 shares of Weight Watchers International stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.41, for a total value of $378,684.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 12.03% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Weight Watchers International stock traded up $0.66 during trading on Friday, reaching $24.33. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 89,282 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,874,608. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $19.42. The company has a market cap of $1.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 2.34. Weight Watchers International has a one year low of $16.71 and a one year high of $96.47.

Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.26) by $0.10. The business had revenue of $363.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $365.91 million. Weight Watchers International had a negative return on equity of 20.48% and a net margin of 11.84%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.31 earnings per share. As a group, analysts forecast that Weight Watchers International will post 1.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Weight Watchers International

Weight Watchers International, Inc provides weight management services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: North America, Continental Europe, United Kingdom, and Other. It provides a range of products and services comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches.

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