Weight Watchers International Rises On Unusually High Volume (WTW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 1.5 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $2.50 (+5.9%) at $44.81 as of 10:55 a.m. ET.

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Weight Watchers International has a market cap of $2.37 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 19.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. It offers a range of products and services comprising nutritional, exercise, and behavioral tools and approaches. The company has a P/E ratio of 10, 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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