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“The Oprah Effect” saves Weight Watchers International

WTW – Weight watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services and operates through company owned and franchise spaces. WTW has a subscription model business, which means that the number of subscribers are directly proportional to the revenues, however, there is a time – lag between increase in subscribers and revenue recognition.

WTW – Weight Watchers International Inc

Fundamentals Previously closed at 12.49
Day’s high 13.08
Day’s low 12.21
P/E ratio 21.10
EPS 0.59


Analysts opinion WTW announced their Q1 2016 earnings last night. Q1 ended with 3.1 million subscribers worldwide for WTW, which is a 5% increase yoy. The management also raised their earnings expectations for the full year 2016 to $1.05 from $0.80 per share. Analysts are bullish & have a target of $24 for the stock. Technically, WTW has a double bottom pattern, with a target price of $16.4
WTW recently launched its new consumer program, new food plans etc and also have tie ups with Oprah Winfrey the media mogul. The TV campaigns with Oprah highlighted her Come join me invitation which has had a very positive impact on the firm’s subscriber growth and retainment. “The Oprah Effect” is probably what the company needed in order to turnaround its declining business.
Sentiments Sentiments for the stock are bullish, with a jump of 15% pre-market. The Sentiment Index, a proprietary algorithm of Stockal, reads a 280% Positive sentiments for WTW.
Social Media Pulse The stock has 100% higher social media chatter than usual.

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