Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Reaches $59.44 52-Week High; Tobam Lowered New Oriental Educatio (EDU) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Tobam decreased New Oriental Educatio (EDU) stake by 21.85% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Tobam sold 131,269 shares as New Oriental Educatio (EDU)’s stock rose 45.08%. The Tobam holds 469,432 shares with $41.43M value, down from 600,701 last quarter. New Oriental Educatio now has $16.59B valuation. The stock increased 2.94% or $3 during the last trading session, reaching $104.92. About 2.50 million shares traded or 58.59% up from the average. New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) has risen 76.69% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.99% the S&P500.

The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) hit a new 52-week high and has $61.82 target or 4.00% above today’s $59.44 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $3.84B company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $61.82 price target is reached, the company will be worth $153.44M more. The stock increased 4.32% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $59.44. About 2.17 million shares traded or 40.35% up from the average. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 100.08% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 83.38% the S&P500.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.84 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other. It has a 35.23 P/E ratio. It offers a range of services and products comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches.

Analysts await Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.29 earnings per share, up 52.63% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.19 per share. WTW’s profit will be $18.72 million for 51.24 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. 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.

Among 6 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Weight Watchers International has $70.0 highest and $6 lowest target. $28.62’s average target is -51.85% below currents $59.44 stock price. Weight Watchers International had 17 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, May 30 the stock rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Hold”. Vetr upgraded Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) rating on Tuesday, August 11. Vetr has “Hold” rating and $10.61 target. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 26 with “Equal-Weight”. As per Tuesday, May 24, the company rating was initiated by Sidoti. Morgan Stanley downgraded Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Friday, December 16 to “Underweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Craig Hallum. Barclays Capital upgraded Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Tuesday, October 20 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Sidoti. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $35 target in Monday, December 7 report. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has “Hold” rating given on Saturday, August 8 by Zacks.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 20 investors sold Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares while 54 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 55.46 million shares or 1.64% less from 56.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Qs Limited Liability holds 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) or 31 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). California State Teachers Retirement holds 44,836 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio invested in 0% or 9,655 shares. Product Ptnrs Ltd, New York-based fund reported 494,300 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt, Massachusetts-based fund reported 25,284 shares. Huntington Bancorp invested in 100 shares or 0% of the stock. James Investment Research accumulated 55,310 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). 6,977 were reported by Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc has invested 0.01% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd accumulated 328 shares. The Massachusetts-based Fmr Limited Com has invested 0.04% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). First Tru Limited Partnership has invested 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Auxier Asset Management invested in 25,190 shares.

Tobam increased Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) stake by 28,585 shares to 326,888 valued at $18.62M in 2017Q3. It also upped Cvs Caremark Corp (NYSE:CVS) stake by 72,034 shares and now owns 375,082 shares. Alamos Gold Inc was raised too.

Among 12 analysts covering New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE:EDU), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. New Oriental Education & Technology Group had 31 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 9. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, May 17. Benchmark maintained New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) on Wednesday, July 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by TH Capital. Morgan Stanley initiated New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) on Friday, August 25 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by TH Capital on Monday, January 18. The rating was upgraded by Brean Capital to “Buy” on Wednesday, October 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, October 21. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, April 14. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 26 report.

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