Weight Watchers International Stock Gaps Down On Today's Open (WTW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW) were gapping down Thursday morning with an open price 17.2% lower than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $54.11 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $44.83.

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The average volume for Weight Watchers International has been 720,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Weight Watchers International has a market cap of $3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Weight Watchers International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. You can view the full Weight Watchers International Ratings Report.

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