One might argue that Thanksgiving—a notorious day of gluttony—would not be the ideal time for Weight Watchers to initiate an application upgrade. But upgrade they did, and as a result, the app has been almost impossible to use ever since. Read more...
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A Facebook post gives weight watchers an unusual weight loss tip. According to the post, one fart burns 67 calories, and 52 farts in one day can burn up to one pound of body fat. The far-fetched weight loss tip gained attention lately after thousands of weight watchers noticed Google search results pointing them to... Show More Summary
Jessica Simpson has always been vocal about her weight-loss goals, from becoming a Weight Watchers spokeswoman to showcasing her hard work in the gym with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. So when she debuted her new activewear line, The Warm Up, this month, she had our attention. Show More Summary
Well, that’s what you call an interesting few weeks. A month ago, Weight Watchers (WTW) was trading at ~$7 per share. Despite encouraging results in the second quarter (or at least by my read), there was still plenty of work to be done to get the business heading back in the [...]
Just last week, Oprah Winfrey released her annual list of “favorite things,” an overpriced cornucopia of aspirational lifestyle items the billionaire media mogul/Weight Watchers spokesperson would like you to buy. This year, the list...Show More Summary
This article is by Mark Rogers, the founder and chief executive of BoardProspects.com. Oprah Winfrey breathed new life into Weight Watchers three weeks ago with the announcement of her investment in the business and appointment to its board, and its stock has surged during the past few weeks. In fact, the stock price more [...]
Billionaire Steve Cohen said in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that his enormous family office, Point72 Asset Management, had recently accumulated a position in Weight Watchers’ stock that amounts to 6% of the company.
It's been a crazy year in the markets and this tweet from Bloomberg's Luke Kawa says it all: your big winning trade was going long Oprah and short Bill Ackman. Quick summary of events: Weight Watchers shares more than doubled after Oprah revealed she'd taken a 10% stake in the company last month. Show More Summary
It's that time of year again… Oprah's Favorite Things! Featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, the 61-year-old picked out 87 different items for it! That's her most yet! Related: Oprah Acquires 10% of Weight Watchers! While there are no cars on the list, it doesn't mean some of this stuff isn't pricey!! Which is why we [...]
Weight Watchers shares spiked by as much as 9% in after-hours trading after the company reported earnings. The weight-loss-assistance company said it earned $273.3 million in third-quarter revenues, down 20.8% year-on-year,while beating the forecast for $266.3 million. Show More Summary
This article originally appeared in Science of Us. On October 19, Oprah made news by buying a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers. Analysts quickly speculated about what the move could mean for Weight Watchers, with the general consensus...Show More Summary
During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oprah Winfrey proudly talked about her 15 pound weight loss and Weight Watchers. But when the show ended and she left the Ed Sullivan Theater, she was ambushed by a man claiming to be her secret son.
Can Oprah Winfrey's mere presence reverse a decaying dinosaur of a business? Can she reverse a fundamental downtrend years in the making? Of course she can, we are taking about Oprah, whose endorsement has influenced presidential elections, created brands, best sellers and self-help mega stars that have become brands themselves.
Oprah Winfrey's decision to buy a big stake in Weigh Watchers is a "brilliant" business move on Winfrey's part, but not perhaps for the reason she thinks, writes psychology professor Traci Mann at New York. Yes, Weight Watchers seems like a proven success at first blush because studies make clear...
On October 19, Oprah made news by buying a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers. Analysts quickly speculated about what the move could mean for Weight Watchers, with the general consensus being that Oprah’s involvement, endorsement, and ability to promote it on her OWN network will be a boon to the company.... More »
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Bets against Weight Watchers International appear to have spiked after an investment by media mogul Oprah Winfrey led the troubled diet brand's shares to double. Borrowing in Weight Watchers...Show More Summary
Oprah Winfrey has the Midas touch. And she doesn’t use that golden touch without considering her choices carefully. So when weight loss company Weight Watchers approached Oprah, Winfrey insisted on trying out the diet program before she agreed to team up with them. Show More Summary
Winfrey is the newest celeb face to be affiliated with the weight loss company, but we wanted to take a look back at some others while we’re at it.