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Forget Earnings, Buy Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW) Stock for Its CEO

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW) announces its second-quarter earnings Thursday after the markets close. With WTW stock on a tremendous roll in 2017, up 212.1% year-to-date through Tuesday, investors are clamoring for more good news to keep the party going.

Well, when it comes to earnings, I can’t tell you much more than what analysts are expecting from Q2, but I can tell you why I think Weight Watchers will continue to do well in fiscal 2017, regardless of today’s price action or what Thursday’s announcement brings.

We already know that Weight Watchers raised its FY 2017 EPS guidance in early May to $1.45 per share at the midpoint. That’s 40.8% higher than 2016, and while it’s considerably lower than the $4.23 per share achieved in 2012, it’s a step in the right direction.

Analysts expect Q2 2017 revenues and earnings of $329.6 million and 51 cents per share, year-over-year growth of 6.4% and 10.9%, respectively. Frankly, with a just handful of analysts covering WTW stock, I’d be more inclined to follow...


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