WW International Inc. (NASDAQ:WW) stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.82% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 6.85%. Over the last 12 months, WW stock rose by -24.75%. The one-year WW stock forecast points to a potential upside of 0.01, with the average price target set at $35.44 per share. The average equity rating for WW stock is currently 2.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for WW stock reached $2.35 billion, with 65.77 million shares outstanding and 46.23 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.76M shares, WW reached a trading volume of 1124656 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about WW International Inc. (WW):
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WW shares is $35.44 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WW stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
DA Davidson have made an estimate for WW International Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on November 06, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on August 27, 2019, representing the official price target for WW International Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $27, while BofA/Merrill analysts kept a Buy rating on WW stock. On August 07, 2019, analysts increased their price target for WW shares from 23.50 to 40.
The Average True Range (ATR) for WW International Inc. is set at 1.80, with the Price to Sales ratio for WW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.64. The Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.64. Price to Free Cash Flow for WW in the course of the last twelve months was 13.42 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.
Trading performance analysis for WW stock
WW International Inc. (WW) gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.85. With this latest performance, WW shares dropped by -2.38% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 76.48% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -24.75% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.07, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.64 for WW International Inc. (WW). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 35.53, while it was recorded at 34.65 for the last single week of trading, and 26.01 for the last 200 days.
WW International Inc. (WW): A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and WW International Inc. (WW) shares currently have an operating margin of +25.69 and a Gross Margin at +57.22. WW International Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.78.
Return on Total Capital for WW is now 44.37, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 28.23. Return on Assets sitting at 16.82. Additionally, WW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 186.26, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 123.48. Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 178.05.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, WW International Inc. (WW) managed to generate an average of $12,431 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 59.19 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.14. WW International Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.
WW International Inc. (WW): An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, WW International Inc. posted 0.46/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.6/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -23.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for WW International Inc. go to -6.80%.
An analysis of insider ownership at WW International Inc. (WW)
There are presently around $1,914 million, or 87.70% of WW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WW stocks are: ARTAL GROUP S.A. with ownership of 14,818,300, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 8.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 5,315,643 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $186.0 million in WW stocks shares; and EMINENCE CAPITAL, LP, currently with $153.0 million in WW stock with ownership of nearly New of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in WW International Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 137 institutional holders increased their position in WW International Inc. (NASDAQ:WW) by around 11,782,931 shares. Additionally, 95 investors decreased positions by around 15,155,751 shares, while 34 investors held positions by with 27,609,929 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 54,548,611 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WW stock had 61 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,670,891 shares, while 40 institutional investors sold positions of 7,203,144 shares during the same period.