Stock News Buzz: Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WTW)

Weight Watchers International (NASDAQ:WTW) changed 0.50% to recent value of $20.25. The stock transacted 1906106 shares during most recent day however it has an average volume of 4263.44K shares. It spotted trading -80.85% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted 7.71% away from the low price over the last 52-weeks.

WW (NASDAQ:WTW) – the new Weight Watchers –reported that Kim Seymour has joined the Company as Chief People Officer, to lead the Company’s People function globally for approximately 18,000 employees. In this role, Seymour reports directly to the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mindy Grossman, and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Seymour brings to her new role more than 20 years of experience building best-in-class teams and ensuring that the right people and structure are in place to drive growth. Most recently, Seymour served as Senior Vice President and HR Business Partner at American Express, where she supported the former Vice Chairman (now CEO), the CFO and the Presidents of two separate lines of business. During her tenure, Seymour also led Executive Talent Management for American Express globally, overseeing the assessment, succession, development and placement of the company’s most senior talent. Over the course of her ten-year career with American Express, she played a key role in architecting and executing a successful organizational transformation by linking talent to the overarching business strategy and goals.

Mindy Grossman, President and CEO of WW said “Kim has demonstrated ability to architect transformation, forge connections, deliver insights and link talent to strategy”. “She spent the last several years partnering with leaders on the vital transformation of technology, digital and servicing capabilities at American Express, with a focus on enterprise solutions, collaborative leadership, and process excellence.  Throughout her career, Kim’s focus has been on being a trusted advisor and thought partner, building world-class teams, and ensuring that the people side of the business equation enables strategic growth plans. I look forward to working with her to do the same for WW.”

Before joining American Express, she spent time with Home Depot and General Electric in Appliances, Capital and Energy in positions of increasing responsibility. She holds a JD from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Indiana University.

 WTW has a gross margin of 57.20% and an operating margin of 25.70% while its profit margin remained 14.80% for the last 12 months. Its earnings per share (EPS) expected to touch remained 140.90% for this year while earning per share for the next 5-years is expected to reach at 35.40%.

 The company has 65.73M of outstanding shares and 45.83M shares were floated in the market. According to the most recent quarter its current ratio was 1.1 that represents company’s ability to meet its current financial obligations. The price moved ahead of 1.21% from the mean of 20 days, -21.85% from mean of 50 days SMA and performed -64.93% from mean of 200 days price. Company’s performance for the week was 3.97%, -0.40% for month and YTD performance remained -47.73%.

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