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January 3, 2013
15:13 EDTWTWWeight Watchers outer month put volatility elevated on sharp rally
Weight Watchers January put option implied volatility is at 36, February is at 46, April is at 43, July is at 45; compared to its 26-week average of 40 according to Track Data, suggesting larger outer month price movement.
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February 27, 2015
16:14 EDTWTWOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
Stocks on Wall Street were lower for the day, but still rose for the week and the month of February. The market moved in a narrow range for most of today's session despite a host of economic reports that were released earlier in the day. In spite of today's modest declines, the market put the finishing touches on one of its best months ever, with the Dow and S&P posting their best monthly rises since October 2011 and the Nasdaq notching its best month since 1998. ECONOMIC EVENTS: In the U.S., the Commerce Department estimated GDP grew at an annual rate of 2.2% in the last quarter of 2014, which is weaker than the 2.6% rate first estimated last month, but above the consensus forecast for the GDP growth rate to be cut to 2%. The Chicago PMI fell 13.6 points to 45.8 in February, which was much worse than the expected reading of 58.0. The University of Michigan consumer sentiment final February print came in at 95.4, which is a little better that the 93.6 preliminary February print and above the consensus forecast for a 94.0 reading. The pending home sales index bounced 1.7% to 104.2 in January, versus expectations for it to be up 2%. COMPANY NEWS: Two notable retailers moved in opposite directions following their quarterly reports, as Gap (GPS) rose and J.C. Penney fell. Gap gained $1.23, or 3.05%, to $41.60 after the company reported fourth quarter earnings that beat expectations. The owner of Old Navy, Banana Republic and its flagship nameplate also announced a $1B share repurchase program and plans to increase its dividend. J.C. Penney, meanwhile, reported earnings that missed expectations and gave a 2015 gross margin outlook that disappointed some analysts and its shares slid 62c, or 6.8%, to $8.50. MAJOR MOVERS: Among the notable gainers was Monster Beverage (MNST), which jumped $16.38, or 13.13%, to $141.12 after the energy drink maker's fourth quarter results surpassed analystsí consensus estimates and announced plans to expand distribution with Coca-Cola (KO) bottlers into additional territories. Among the noteworthy losers was Weight Watchers (WTW), which dropped $6.23, or 35.48%, to $11.33 after reporting lower than expected quarterly revenues and issuing a worse than expected profit forecast for its new fiscal year. Also lower were shares of Southwestern Energy (SWN), which fell $1.27, or 4.82%, to $25.08 after becoming the latest oil production company to lower its 2015 capital expenditure forecast. INDEXES: The Dow fell 81.72, or 0.45%, to 18,132.70, the Nasdaq lost 24.36, or 0.49%, to 4,963.53, and the S&P 500 declined 6.24, or 0.3%, to 2,104.50.
12:54 EDTWTWOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:14 EDTWTWWeight Watchers tumbles after earnings, levels to watch
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10:04 EDTWTWHigh option volume stocks
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09:24 EDTWTWOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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05:54 EDTWTWStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; WTW HLF
Stocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; Weight Watchers (WTW) 107, Herbalife (HLF) 92 according to iVolatility.
February 26, 2015
18:43 EDTWTWOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:47 EDTWTWWeight Watchers is lower by 15% after reporting Q4 results, guidance
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16:13 EDTWTWWeight Watchers sees FY15 EPS 40c-70c, may not compare to consensus $1.43
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16:11 EDTWTWWeight Watchers reports Q4 EPS 7c, consensus 7c
Reports Q4 revenue $327.8M, consensus $332.7M.
15:30 EDTWTWNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Monster Beverage (MNST), consensus 59c... Ross Stores (ROST), consensus $1.11... Gap (GPS), consensus 74c... Autodesk (ADSK), consensus 24c... Universal Health Services (UHS), consensus $1.50... Southwestern Energy (SWN), consensus 50c... Ensco (ESV), consensus $1.36... J.C. Penney (JCP), consensus 11c... Nimble Storage (NMBL), consensus (14c)... Herbalife (HLF), consensus $1.22... Allscripts Healthcare (MDRX), consensus 9c... SBA Communications (SBAC), consensus 2c... Aruba Networks (ARUN), consensus 27c... Splunk (SPLK), consensus 4c... Air Lease (AL), consensus 61c... Ingram Micro (IM), consensus 99c... Weight Watchers (WTW), consensus 7c... Northern Oil and Gas (NOG), consensus 19c... Envision Healthcare (EVHC), consensus 36c... Infoblox (BLOX), consensus 5c... Live Nation (LYV), consensus (41c)... OmniVision (OVTI), consensus 29c... Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI), consensus 27c.
February 24, 2015
09:24 EDTWTWWeight Watchers volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook
Weight Watchers March call option implied volatility is at 70, April is at 59, July is at 55; compared to its 26-week average of 43 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on February 26.

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