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The Oprah Effect Is in Full Swing With Weight Watchers Earnings

Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW) is seeing is the Oprah effect come through in full force. Over the past quarter, this stock has skyrocketed 185% to Thursday’s close. Considering this earnings report, the future looks bright. With Oprah Winfrey on the board and a solid outlook on the year, this may be the biggest turnaround we’ve seen this year.

As one of the biggest names out there, Winfrey has a huge following. Seemingly whatever she touches absolutely dazzles consumers and draws attention to her endorsements. For example, in the past her book club has allowed for many authors, some previously unheard of, to rise to prominence. From what we’ve seen so far, the Oprah effect has undoubtedly tipped the scales in favor of Weight Watchers.

The company had $0.39 in earnings per share (EPS) on...


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