Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in shares of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) by 5,715.6% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 127,187 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 125,000 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned 0.19% of Weight Watchers International worth $4,903,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in Weight Watchers International during the 4th quarter valued at about $52,000. Private Capital Group LLC lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 128.5% during the 4th quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,405 shares of the company’s stock valued at $54,000 after buying an additional 790 shares in the last quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc bought a new stake in Weight Watchers International during the 4th quarter valued at about $60,000. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its holdings in Weight Watchers International by 23.5% during the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,831 shares of the company’s stock valued at $70,000 after buying an additional 348 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in Weight Watchers International during the 4th quarter valued at about $92,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.34% of the company’s stock.
In related news, insider Corinne Pollier-Bousquet sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.17, for a total transaction of $191,700.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 36,183 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $693,628.11. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Mindy F. Grossman purchased 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $21.70 per share, for a total transaction of $260,400.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 12.31% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
NYSE:WTW opened at $17.95 on Friday. Weight Watchers International, Inc. has a twelve month low of $17.55 and a twelve month high of $105.73.
Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 26th. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $330.39 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $347.19 million.
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Weight Watchers International 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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