Weight Watchers The weight loss company reported on March 28 the results of its modified Dutch auction in which Weight Watchers accepted 8.78 million shares for $82 a share, a total about $720 million. "WTW's pre-tender 2012 EPS outlook was slightly lower than expected at $4.20- $4.60, but simultaneously, WTW announced a modified Dutch auction, repurchasing nearly a quarter of the company with debt, demonstrating the power of WTW's cash flow capabilities," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in an April 2 report. "We estimate 45c of accretion from the tender in 2012, but continued benefit in '13 and beyond as WTW de-levers with cash flow." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.9% Rated "B- (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's fourth-quarter gross profit margin increased from the previous year. Weight Watchers has very weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.19, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs. In the fourth quarter, stockholders' net worth increased 41.02% from the prior year. TheStreet Ratings' price target is $97.43.