Fox Run Management L.L.C. Purchases Shares of 6,745 Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW)

Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 6,745 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $260,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. FMR LLC lifted its position in shares of Weight Watchers International by 24.7% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 8,732,146 shares of the company’s stock valued at $882,820,000 after buying an additional 1,729,188 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 16.4% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,326,712 shares of the company’s stock worth $383,471,000 after purchasing an additional 750,351 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 16.4% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 5,326,712 shares of the company’s stock worth $383,471,000 after purchasing an additional 750,351 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 71.0% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,320,081 shares of the company’s stock worth $311,004,000 after purchasing an additional 1,793,557 shares in the last quarter. Finally, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 19.6% during the 3rd quarter. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd now owns 1,693,090 shares of the company’s stock worth $121,885,000 after purchasing an additional 277,047 shares in the last quarter. 91.34% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Weight Watchers International stock opened at $34.30 on Friday. Weight Watchers International, Inc. has a 12 month low of $31.58 and a 12 month high of $105.73.

Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 1st. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $365.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $377.95 million. Weight Watchers International’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.65 earnings per share.

In related news, insider Mindy F. Grossman purchased 7,000 shares of Weight Watchers International stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $50.10 per share, for a total transaction of $350,700.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 48,533 shares in the company, valued at $2,431,503.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Corinne Pollier-Bousquet sold 2,019 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.26, for a total value of $103,493.94. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 26,183 shares in the company, valued at $1,342,140.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 12.31% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Weight Watchers International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 3rd. TheStreet cut Weight Watchers International from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, January 14th. Craig Hallum reissued a “positive” rating and set a $80.00 price objective (down previously from $120.00) on shares of Weight Watchers International in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. KeyCorp dropped their price objective on Weight Watchers International from $115.00 to $90.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Weight Watchers International from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $70.00 to $37.00 in a report on Friday, January 11th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $85.08.

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Weight Watchers International Company Profile

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

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