Institutional Ownership Of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Is 91.7%

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has made a 71.54% comeback from a 12-month low price of $40.93. It was seen -4.32% lower, changing the price to $70.21, when the closing bell rang on 09/17/2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $69.93 and $74.23. This company shares are 56.53% off its target price of $109.9 and the current market capitalization stands at $4.61B. The recent change has given its price a -14.48% deficit over SMA 50 and -33.59% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -1.82% declines, -30.05% declines and 5.88% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found WTW’s volatility during a week at 4.31% and during a month it has been found around 3.6%.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $4.5 billion or 91.7% in WTW stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Artal Group S.A. owns $1.53 billion in Weight Watchers International, Inc., which represents roughly 33.14% of the company’s market cap and approximately 33.98% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Fmr Llc, which owns 8,732,146 shares of the stock are valued at $640.77 million. The third largest holder is Vanguard Group Inc, which currently holds $335.81 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 7.28% of its market capitalization.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of June reporting period, 162 institutional holders increased their position in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) by some 14,028,578 shares, 105 decreased positions by 13,162,330 and 30 held positions by 34,085,420. That puts total institutional holdings at 61,276,328 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 72 new institutional investments totaling 4,674,172 shares while 30 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 758,856 shares.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Weight Watchers International, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Director Amouyal Philippe has sold 7,500 shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) in trading session dated Aug. 31, 2018. These shares are worth $566,925 and were traded at $75.59 each. The SEC filing shows that Colosi Michael F performed a sale of 23,476 shares. The General Counsel and Secretary disposed these shares by way of transaction on Aug. 30, 2018. The company’s shares were given away at $75.36 per share worth to an income of some $1,769,151 on account of Colosi Michael F.

Director, Fajgenbaum Jonas, sold 10,000 common shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) in the open market. In a transaction dated Aug. 30, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $75.16, raking in a sum of $751,600. After this sale, 41,769 common shares of WTW are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $2,932,601.

In the transaction dated Aug. 30, 2018, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the CFO & Pres., Emerging Markets; Hotchkin Nicholas P disposed a total of 131,466 shares at an average price of $75.66, amounting to approximately $9,946,718. The insider now directly owns 83,929 shares worth $5,892,655.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW), with 8 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 2 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.4 average brokerage recommendation.