Warning Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Pessimists! Westend S.A. Just Unloaded 8,625,000 Shares.; York Capital Management Global Advisors Cut Bunge Limited (BG) Stake

May 18, 2018 - By Linda Melvin

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York Capital Management Global Advisors Llc decreased Bunge Limited (BG) stake by 13.92% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. York Capital Management Global Advisors Llc sold 277,731 shares as Bunge Limited (BG)’s stock rose 8.80%. The York Capital Management Global Advisors Llc holds 1.72 million shares with $115.19 million value, down from 1.99M last quarter. Bunge Limited now has $9.89B valuation. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $70.16. About 87,547 shares traded. Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) has declined 9.19% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.74% the S&P500.

Since March 2, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 2 sales for $143.45 million activity. KELLY DENIS F also bought $137,335 worth of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) on Thursday, March 8. WINFREY OPRAH had sold 2.36M shares worth $142.71 million. The insider Pollier-Bousquet Corinne sold 12,573 shares worth $880,110.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.51 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other. It has a 34.63 P/E ratio. It offers a range of services and products comprising nutritional, activity, behavioral, and lifestyle tools and approaches.

Analysts await Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.84 EPS, up 25.37% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.67 per share. WTW’s profit will be $55.67M for 24.74 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by Weight Watchers International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 170.97% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.49% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $83.11. About 88,888 shares traded. Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) has risen 313.09% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 301.54% the S&P500.

A legal form filed with the Washington-based Security and Exchange Commission on May 17, 2018 made public that Westend S.A., the insider of Weight Watchers International Inc, ‘s company, sold 8,625,000 shares. With avg market stock price per share of $66.2, the sale’s sum is $571,320,000 US Dollars. Westend S.A. now indirectly has ownership of 20818300 shares. This insider also directly has ownership of 0 shares. In total it holds a stake of 31.41%.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Weight Watchers International, Inc. shares while 59 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 57.89 million shares or 4.37% more from 55.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Limited reported 1,505 shares. Moreover, Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has 0% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 4,242 shares. 6,565 are owned by Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada. Ahl Ltd Liability Partnership holds 29,485 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. 2,500 were accumulated by Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems. Pnc Fincl Group has invested 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Meeder Asset Mgmt reported 630 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Sanctuary Wealth Advsr Ltd Com holds 3.15% or 86,055 shares in its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0% of its portfolio in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 52,129 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth holds 751 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% or 245,953 shares. North Star Invest Mgmt Corp owns 0% invested in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) for 200 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW). Macquarie Gp Limited holds 0.09% in Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) or 1.12M shares.

More recent Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “SunTrust sees more gains for Weight Watchers” on May 15, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “I Was Wrong About Weight Watchers” on May 04, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Enters Office Depot (ODP), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) (more..) – 13F” with publication date: May 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Among 8 analysts covering Weight Watchers International (NYSE:WTW), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Weight Watchers International has $100.0 highest and $6 lowest target. $54.93’s average target is -33.91% below currents $83.11 stock price. Weight Watchers International had 29 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, March 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to “Hold” on Tuesday, August 11. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, December 16. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) earned “Hold” rating by Standpoint Research on Wednesday, October 21. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, February 22. The stock has “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Tuesday, September 15. Sidoti maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. On Thursday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by B. Riley & Co with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Wednesday, March 14. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $28.0 target in Friday, November 6 report.

Among 11 analysts covering Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Bunge Limited had 36 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 3 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, July 14 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, October 13 by Robert W. Baird. On Monday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) earned “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, April 6. As per Friday, April 29, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, September 29 by BMO Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 6 report.

More notable recent Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Stocks To Watch: A Fed Head Talks Crypto” on May 13, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Bunge Limited (BG) Makes Initial Filing in Brazil for IPO of its Sugar Milling Business” published on May 15, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “Big Ag turns to peas to meet soaring global protein demand” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Bunge preparing IPO for its Brazilian sugar business” published on May 16, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Bunge (BG) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.17, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 48 investors sold BG shares while 125 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 107.71 million shares or 1.45% less from 109.29 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hussman Strategic Advsrs reported 50,000 shares. Adage Prtnrs Grp Ltd Co holds 0.45% or 2.97M shares in its portfolio. Sei holds 0.05% or 223,203 shares. Glenmede Trust Co Na holds 0% of its portfolio in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) for 6,205 shares. 450 are held by Advisory Services Ltd Limited Liability Company. Citigroup holds 0.02% or 284,438 shares. Lord Abbett & Company Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.07% or 390,457 shares. Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership reported 21,645 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.03% or 516,171 shares in its portfolio. 78,323 are held by British Columbia Management Corporation. Meeder Asset Mngmt invested in 2,591 shares. Caxton Associate Lp reported 0.49% in Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). Ardsley Advisory Prns reported 17,500 shares. Millennium Mngmt Lc invested in 684,850 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Fifth Third Bancorporation accumulated 0% or 1,400 shares.

York Capital Management Global Advisors Llc increased Pinnacle Foods Inc Del (NYSE:PF) stake by 31,494 shares to 430,535 valued at $25.60 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Broadcom Ltd stake by 187,681 shares and now owns 237,181 shares. Forest City Rlty Tr Inc was raised too.

Analysts await Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $1.65 earnings per share, up 870.59% or $1.48 from last year’s $0.17 per share. BG’s profit will be $232.50M for 10.63 P/E if the $1.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.06 actual earnings per share reported by Bunge Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2,850.00% EPS growth.

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