NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Weight Watchers (WTW) - Get Report stock is up by 5.66% to $14.57 in mid-afternoon trading on Wednesday, ahead of the company's 2015 fourth quarter results, due out after the market close on Thursday.
Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are expecting the weight management services company to report earnings of 2 cents per share on revenue of $257.7 million.
Last year, Weight Watchers reported earnings of 7 cents per share on revenue of $327.8 million during the fourth quarter.
In December, the company launched its "Beyond the Scale" program, which emphasizes a healthy lifestyle rather than calorie-counting.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Sell" rating with a score of D+ on the stock. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: WTW