Weight Watchers Intl INC New (WTW) Holder Artal Group Sa Lowered Its Position

September 30, 2018 - By Jack Shaw

Investors sentiment increased to 1.72 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.54, from 1.18 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 26 investors sold WTW shares while 52 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 59.83 million shares or 1.42% more from 59.00 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Bancorporation Of New York Mellon Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 221,917 shares. Parkside Bank & Trust & Tru reported 0% stake. Etrade Capital Mngmt Lc accumulated 15,453 shares. Park West Asset Mgmt Lc has 784,451 shares. Melvin Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.18% or 200,000 shares. Comerica Bankshares invested in 0.01% or 10,795 shares. Moreover, Thompson Davis & Communication has 0.06% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 250 shares. Eqis owns 0.02% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 3,009 shares. Legal General Grp Public Ltd Co holds 13,966 shares. Hanson & Doremus Inv reported 565 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt owns 2,852 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Signaturefd Llc owns 0% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 1 shares. Huntington Bank owns 537 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Advisory Net Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 10 shares. Moreover, Capital Fund Management has 0.02% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW).

Since April 20, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 8 selling transactions for $1.04 billion activity. 10,000 Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) shares with value of $751,637 were sold by Fajgenbaum Jonas. Pollier-Bousquet Corinne also sold $1.46M worth of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Monday, August 20. Amouyal Philippe had sold 7,500 shares worth $566,891 on Friday, August 31. 131,466 shares were sold by Hotchkin Nicholas P, worth $9.95M. COLOSI MICHAEL F had sold 23,476 shares worth $1.77 million. KELLY DENIS F had bought 4,000 shares worth $286,370.

Artal Group Sa decreased its stake in Weight Watchers Intl Inc New (WTW) by 29.29% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Artal Group Sa sold 8.63 million shares as the company’s stock declined 22.62% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 20.82 million shares of the other consumer services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $2.10B, down from 29.44 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Artal Group Sa who had been investing in Weight Watchers Intl Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.80B market cap company. The stock increased 2.30% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $71.99. About 1.82M shares traded or 3.54% up from the average. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 69.94% since September 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.32% the S&P500.

Artal Group Sa, which manages about $4.71 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Tesaro Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:TSRO) by 200,000 shares to 350,000 shares, valued at $15.57 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Xencor Inc (NASDAQ:XNCR) by 100,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 400,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Inflarx Nv.

Analysts await Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) to report earnings on November, 5. They expect $0.98 earnings per share, up 50.77 % or $0.33 from last year’s $0.65 per share. WTW’s profit will be $65.29 million for 18.36 P/E if the $0.98 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.01 actual earnings per share reported by Weight Watchers International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.97 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Stocks To Watch: Strap In For Q3” on September 29, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Buy Medifast Stock as It Continues to Soar” published on September 18, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “From WW To Dunkin’: A Look At Some Of The Biggest Corporate Name Changes” on September 26, 2018. More interesting news about Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Weight Watchers Is Unlikely To Hit Its Revenue Goal, Goldman Sachs Says In Neutral Initiation” published on September 04, 2018 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Morgan Stanley: The Street Is Overestimating Weight Watchers’ Addressable Market” with publication date: September 13, 2018.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Weight Watchers International had 14 analyst reports since April 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) earned “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Monday, June 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 7 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan given on Tuesday, June 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Craig Hallum. On Tuesday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”. DA Davidson initiated the shares of WTW in report on Tuesday, June 12 with “Buy” rating. Craig Hallum maintained Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Thursday, April 12 with “Buy” rating. SunTrust initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, May 15 report.

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