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Weight Watchers International Inc. (WTW): Today's Featured Diversified Services Laggard

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

Weight Watchers International (WTW) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Weight Watchers International fell $2.59 (-4.5%) to $54.66 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.1 million shares of Weight Watchers International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 867,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $54.15-$57.25 after having opened the day at $56.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.25. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were: WidePoint Corporation (WYY), down 7.3%, Spar Group (SGRP), down 7.1%, Oxygen Biotherapeutics (OXBT), down 6.8%, and Mac-Gray Corporation (TUC), down 5.3%.

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Weight Watchers International, Inc. engages in the provision of weight management services primarily in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Weight Watchers International has a market cap of $3.08 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 13.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Weight Watchers International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weight Watchers International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, CIBT Education Group (MBA), up 20.5%, Research Frontiers (REFR), up 11.9%, General Finance Corporation (GFN), up 10%, and Harris Interactive (HPOL), up 8.2%, were all gainers within the diversified services industry with Tyco International (TYC) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the diversified services industry could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Services (IYC) while those bearish on the diversified services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Consumer Sers (SCC).

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