Why Weight Watchers Is Poised to Bounce Back

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, weight management services specialist has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Weight Watchers and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Weight Watchers facts



Headquarters (founded)

New York, N.Y. (1961)

Market Cap

$2.4 billion


Personal services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$1.8 billion


CEO David Kirchhoff

COO James Chambers

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)


Total Debt

$2.2 billion

Dividend Yield



Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 89% of the 264 members who have rated Weight Watchers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, Windsurfing1, tapped Weight Watchers as a particularly tempting bargain opportunity:

Well established brand at quite some discount. Growing well internationally. Value play, and it has a dividend. Weight Watchers will continue to add value with people becoming more aware of what to eat and how to eat.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite a strong five-star rating, Weight Watchers may not be your top choice.

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The article Why Weight Watchers Is Poised to Bounce Back originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned, and neither does The Motley Fool. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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