Weight Watchers International (WTW) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.17

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First Trust Advisors Lp who had been investing in Weight Watchers Intl Inc New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.03 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.50% or $1.82 during the last trading session, reaching $119.18. About 440,986 shares traded. Drawing on 20 years of proven brand-building experience, Gail will build on that heritage to develop the next evolution of the Weight Watchers brand that will inspire healthy habits that fit into everyday life. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 100.08% since February 2, 2017 and is uptrending. (FB) by 25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Sanctuary Wealth Advisors Llc sold 42,592 shares as the company's stock rose 106.43% with the market. The company has market cap of $87.98 million. Mizuho Securities USA LLC now owns 35,000 shares of the company's stock worth $1,550,000 after purchasing an additional 2,400 shares during the period. About 1.64 million shares traded. (NYSE:GWR) has risen 13.88% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 32.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 62 investors sold GWW shares while 157 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 688.12 million shares or 3.98% more from 661.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Partners Ltd Liability reported 494,300 shares. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Tuesday, October 20 by Barclays Capital.

Pomelo Capital Llc decreased General Mtrs Co (NYSE:GM) stake by 930,713 shares to 9,787 valued at $395,000 in 2017Q3. Dreman Value L L C has 77,255 shares. Sheets Smith Wealth Mgmt holds 0.54% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 17,800 shares. Comparatively, 6.2% of Service Corporation International shares are held by company insiders. Pinebridge Invests LP holds 0.02% of its portfolio in W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE:KR) for 101,548 shares. Moreover, Trust Of Vermont has 0.06% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). (NYSE:KR) for 273 shares. Wellington Mgmt Gp Limited Liability Partnership holds 113,114 shares.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $2.71 million activity. Walsh Matthew O. also sold $255,250 worth of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:KR) shares. $1.23M worth of The Kroger Co. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Stretch Colin. 16,530 The Kroger Co. Maverick Capital Limited reported 0.07% stake. Therefore 43% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Sidoti. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by Sidoti. Citigroup maintained it with "Buy" rating and $39 target in Tuesday, September 13 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained The Kroger Co.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. It worsened, as 20 investors sold WTW shares while 54 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. Linscomb And Williams accumulated 6,349 shares.

According to Zacks, "Weight Watchers International, Inc.is the largest provider of weight control programs in the world". (NYSE:WTW). Canada Pension Plan Board owns 109,100 shares. Massachusetts-based Acadian Asset Management Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. Park West Asset Management Lc has 1.83% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. Service Corporation International has a consensus price target of $36.33, suggesting a potential upside of 3.69%. (NYSE:GWR) shares. Fergus Allison M sold 2,546 shares worth $168,443. Vanguard reported 2.78 million shares. (NYSE:GWW). Boltwood Cap Mngmt reported 3,760 shares or 0.44% of all its holdings. (NYSE:GWR). Spectrum Management Grp Incorporated owns 2 shares. Caldwell & Orkin Inc has 5,800 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 0% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 705,401 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement System has 75,039 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Analysts await Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (NYSE:WTW) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.16 EPS, down 61.90% or $0.26 from last year's $0.42 per share. WTW's profit would be $18.71M giving it 53.25 P/E if the $0.29 EPS is correct.

Among 6 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. CNH Industrial had 38 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

Tifford joins Weight Watchers from Unilever where she served as Vice President, Media North America and Global Digital Media Innovation. The rating was initiated by Tudor Pickering with "Buy" on Wednesday, December 7. After $0.65 actual earnings per share reported by Weight Watchers International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -55.38% negative EPS growth.

On her appointment, Tifford said, "I am thrilled to join the dynamic team at Weight Watchers and work on a global brand with a clear goal and impact". As per Wednesday, October 21, the company rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research. (NYSE:WTW) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by Craig Hallum. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 11 by Vetr.

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