real-time news and commentary for investors
Thursday, Dec 22
2011, 1:56 PM
Weight Watchers (WTW +0.5%) looks likely to land on a lot of those infamous "Best of 2012" stock...
Weight Watchers (WTW +0.5%) looks likely to land on a lot of those infamous "Best of 2012" stock lists with an exploding trend of employers, the government, and insurers aiming to keep employees healthy in order to help reduce their costs for health care. Credit Suisse analyst Charles Boorady adds to the buzz (video): "I think the potential is enormous. It cost 50 percent more to cover health-care costs for someone who is obese versus someone at normal weight. It's a big focus of employers and insurers. We think Weight Watchers has a unique franchise to address that opportunity."