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Berichtdoor vogelspotter » 02 Jan 2018 23:10

Barrons.com•January 02, 2018

Weight Watchers Pops on New Ambassador, but Oprah's Still Queen

Weight Watchers (WTW) is jumping on Tuesday, after DJ Khaled became the brand's “social-media ambassador,” and said he lost 20 pounds on the program. The stock is up 7% to $47.37 in recent trading. That may sound like a big move--especially since the shares already gained roughly 300% last year--but it's nothing compared to the boost Oprah gave the shares. Back in 2015, Weight Watchers nearly doubled and had the best one-day performance in its history when Oprah said she took a 10% stake in the then-troubled company after achieving personal weight loss success with it.
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Berichtdoor vogelspotter » 08 Jan 2018 20:27

Oprah for President’ Talk Sends Weight Watchers Shares Higher
Bloomberg•January 08, 2018

‘Oprah for President’ Talk Sends Weight Watchers Shares Higher

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In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by
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Oprah Winfrey won over the Golden Globes, and that was good news for Weight Watchers International Inc. investors.

Winfrey, who owns 10 percent of the weight-loss company and is featured in its ads, dominated coverage of the Hollywood awards show Sunday night. After receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, she delivered a well-received speech that rekindled rumors she’ll run for president in 2020.

While the 63-year-old media mogul told Bloomberg News backstage that she has no plans to run, an anonymous report from CNN that she is “actively thinking” about a bid fanned the flames on Monday. That helped drive Weight Watchers share up as much as 13 percent to $52.96 in New York, the biggest intraday gain in two months.

Weight Watchers, which was hammered by free fitness apps and years of subscriber losses, has mounted a comeback since Winfrey bought a stake, joined the board and agreed to pitch the brand in 2015. Since then, her tweets about weight loss on the program have buoyed the shares, which almost quadrupled last year.

The billionaire’s marketing halo has also helped the company add customers and increase revenue and profit in recent quarters.
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Berichtdoor vogelspotter » 08 Jan 2018 22:36

Koerssprong Weight Watchers na speech Oprah
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NEW YORK (AFN) - Het aandeel van dieetbedrijf Weight Watchers was maandag een opvallende stijger op Wall Street. Reden voor de koerssprong zou de speech zijn die tv-persoonlijkheid en grootaandeelhouder Oprah Winfrey zondag gaf bij de uitreiking van de Golden Globe Awards.


Koerssprong Weight Watchers na speech Oprah De teksten van Oprah waren voer voor speculanten. Die meenden dat de tv-persoonlijkheid wel eens een gooi zou kunnen doen naar het presidentschap van de Verenigde Staten. In haar toespraak stond Oprah stil bij het misbruik in Hollywood dat afgelopen periode aan het licht is gekomen, en de #MeToo-beweging die daarop volgde. Ze droeg haar oeuvreprijs op ,,aan elke vrouw die 'ik ook' durft te zeggen en elke man die durft te luisteren".

Oprah heeft een belang van 10 procent in het dieetbedrijf en is ook bestuurslid. Haar invloed legt het bedrijf geen windeieren. Het aantal deelnemers is sinds de bemoeienis van Oprah met ruim een vijfde gestegen. Het aandeel Weight Watchers koerste halverwege de sessie op maandag 13 procent boven de slotstand van vrijdag.
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Berichtdoor vogelspotter » 17 Jan 2018 16:45

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Weight Watchers Never Wants to Say Goodbye

Recasting itself as a lifetime wellness service, Weight Watchers plans online resources and more zero-point foods to keep members forever.

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Ellen Byron
Updated Jan. 17, 2018 10:14 a.m. ET


Sick of dieting? Weight Watchers International Inc. wants you to stick around forever.

Chief Executive Mindy Grossman is transforming Weight Watchers into a long-term life coach rather than a short-term buddy while shedding pounds. “We’re moving beyond a diet to a holistic way of helping people have better habits,” she says. “You should think of us as your daily partner to inspire you to be healthier.”
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Berichtdoor vogelspotter » 17 Jan 2018 21:50

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ZacksJanuary 17, 2018


Why Is Weight Watchers (WTW) Stock At New High?



Shares of Weight Watchers (WTW) climbed over 5.30% on Wednesday to hit a new 52-week intraday trading high. Now, amid the height of New Year's Resolution season, investors want to know: can the company that saw its stock price skyrocket in 2017 repeat that success in 2018?
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Shares of Weight Watchers WTW climbed over 5.30% on Wednesday to hit a new 52-week intraday trading high. Now, amid the height of New Year’s Resolution season, investors want to know: can the company that saw its stock price skyrocket in 2017 repeat that success in 2018?

Weight Watchers saw its stock price hit $63.10 per share in morning trading Wednesday. This big surge comes just over a week after shares soared 13% on Monday Jan. 8, following major investor Oprah Winfrey’s much-talked about Golden Globes speech, which spun into further speculation that the media mogul could possibly run for president.

Winfrey spent $43 million for a 10% stake in the struggling diet firm in late 2015. Shares of Weight Watchers have jumped a ridiculous 367% over the last 52 weeks, and many point to greater involvement from Winfrey—who now acts as the face of the weight loss company—as a primary reason.

This is all great news for Winfrey, Weight Watchers, and current investors. But can Weight Watchers carry its 2017 success into the New Year?

Fundamentals

Weight Watchers Q3 revenues were up 15% year-over-year, while its total paid weeks jumped 20%. The company’s EPS climbed from $0.53 per share to $0.65 per share. The strong quarter led the company to raise its full-year 2017 EPS guidance from a range of $1.57 to $1.67 to a $1.77 to $1.83 range.

Looking ahead to the fourth-quarter, the New York-based company’s sales are projected to gain 15.69% to hit $309.35 million, based on our current Zacks Consensuses Estimates. Weight Watchers’ Q4 EPS is projected to expand by 63.16% year-over-year to reach $0.31 per share. For the full year, the company is now expected to see its earnings soar by 63.92%.

What’s New?

To kick off the New Year, Weight Watchers added a new spokesman to complement Winfrey. Weight Watchers announced on Jan. 1 that widely popular music artist DJ Khaled would become the brand’s social media ambassador, as he sets out to make a shift towards a healthier life for himself after the birth of his child.



MAJOR ???? ALERT! Today we're welcoming a new member to the #WWFamily, @DJKhaled! We're excited to share in his journey and be his partner as he Freestyles his way to his goals. Join him on his journey: https://t.co/WknkPAVe1c #wwfreestyle #weightwatchers pic.twitter.com/ZTqWn2cFhY
— Weight Watchers (@WeightWatchers) January 1, 2018
Khaled boasts 9.1 million followers on Instagram and 3.95 million on Twitter TWTR, while some 3.4 million people also like and follow his Facebook FB page. What’s more, the music star’s Snapchats SNAP receive about 3 to 5 million views each. His reach on social media to a younger and more diverse audience might prove highly effective for Weight Watchers, which wants to add and retain new members at the lowest cost possible.

In 2018, the company wants to become more than just a short-tem diet fix. Weight Watchers hopes to transform into a long-term lifestyle coach. “We’re moving beyond a diet to a holistic way of helping people have better habits,” CEO Mindy Grossman recently told the Wall Street Journal. “You should think of us as your daily partner to inspire you to be healthier.”

Before New Year’s Resolution season—which is the company’s biggest recruitment period—it changed its eating plan to make it easier for clients to follow through. Now, members have more than 200 foods that they can eat in unlimited quantities. The move was made to make cooking much easier for customers. Weight Watchers expects this will encourage members to stay longer.

To kick off 2018, the company also earned some honors that might attract new customers. U.S. News & World Report listed the company as #3 on its list of the "Best Diabetes Diet.” Last year, Weight Watchers came in at #11. Furthermore, the company earned the #1 spot for "Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet" for the second consecutive year.

Being named on these lists should theoretically help Weight Watchers attract new customers because more than 100 million U.S. adults currently live with diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published in July.

These are nothing short of crisis-level figures, as nearly a third of American’s are now afflicted. What’s more, the disease was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2015, according to the report
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Re: Weight Watchers International

Berichtdoor vogelspotter » 19 Jan 2018 18:21

WTW vandaag verkocht aan 63,5 : aangekocht op 2-2-2016 aan 11,4 dollar. Ze zullen nog kwartalen fors blijven groeien ,
maar de bijna 50% stijging dit jaar en de hoge notering van de DOW, hebben mij doen besluiten om te verkopen.
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