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WW

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06:36

Weight Watchers added to America's Analyst Focus at JPMorgan

JPMorgan analyst Christina Brathwaite added Weight Watchers International to her firm's America's Analyst Focus while keeping an Overweight rating on the shares with a $120 price target. The stock's 30% pullback from its peak on June 20 presents a "compelling entry point for investors who missed the stock's appreciation the first time around," Brathwaite tells investors in a research note. Despite the post-earnings selloff, the analyst believes the Q2 print was actually indicative that Weight Watchers' growth story remains on track. Further, she believes the changes announced last week, including its new rewards program, as well as the company's Invite a Friend program, will help drive member recruitment and retention going forward.

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WTW WW
$72.72

0.78 (1.08%)

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MSCO
09/13/18
INITIATION
Target $76
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Equal Weight
Weight Watchers initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Vincent Sinisi started Weight Watchers (WTW) with an Equal Weight rating and $76 price target. He believes its improved digital offering and rebranding can help its turnaround continue in the near-term, but also sees other social offerings, such as Facebook (FB), holding back the weight loss company's ability to further ramp its online subscriber growth. Sinisi, who sees further improvements in Weight Watchers' digital offering and retention as keys to its upside, forecasts a compound annual subscriber growth rate of 17% from 2017 through 2020.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Weight Watchers (WTW) initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. 2. AMSC (AMSC) initiated with a Buy at Craig-Hallum. 3. AudioEye (AEYE) initiated with a Buy at B. Riley FBR. 4. Lamar Advertising (LAMR) initiated with an Outperform at Imperial Capital. 5. Dicerna (DRNA) initiated with a Buy at Citi. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
09/14/18
DADA
09/14/18
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Neutral
Nutrisystem more likely than public peers to buy Jenny Craig, says DA Davidson
After The Wall Street Journal recently reported that private equity firm North Castle Partners is seeking a buyer of Jenny Craig, DA Davidson analyst Linda Bolton Weiser said she sees "zero probability" that Medifast (MED) would acquire it and "almost zero probability" that Weight Watchers (WTW) would buy the company. Nutrisystem (NTRI), however, has already shown an interest in adding non-cannibalizing brands to its portfolio, making it the most likely buyer of Jenny Craig among the publicly-traded weight loss companies Weiser covers, she stated. Nutrisystem, which seems to have hit a wall in growing its biggest brand, may need a bold strategic move to provide visibility on growth and expansion, added the analyst. She keeps Buy ratings on Medifast and Weight Watchers and a Neutral rating on Nutrisystem shares.
09/17/18
CHLM
09/17/18
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Target $120
CHLM
Buy
Weight Watchers' refresh could be 'major' positive catalyst, says Craig-Hallum
Craig-Hallum analyst Alex Fuhrman reiterated a Buy rating and $120 price target on Weight Watchers. In a research note to investors, the analyst says he believes the upcoming Weight Watchers brand refresh, which is expected to be unveiled before the end of the year and possibly before the early-November Q3 report, could be a major positive catalyst for shares. Fuhrman says Weight Watchers' brick and mortar locations could be rebranded as "WW Studio," which he calls a "significant upgrade" from the current "meetings" offering and sees the likely renaming of the "OnlinePlus" offering and the corporate wellness offering. Additionally, Fuhrman expects that the company's "underutilized" B&M locations may be put to more use, including possibly introducing regular operating hours for some of its higher-traffic locations.

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