Weight Watchers (WTW) loses 38 cents to $75.75 and a fat options trade on the stock today is a Feb 65 – 72.5 (2X1) put ratio spread, apparently bought to open for 75 cents, 2000X. It’s possibly a bet that the company will deliver slim profits when it reports earnings on Feb 14, which is the Tuesday before options expiration Friday. The stock lost 10 percent on 11/9 after earnign were last reported. It fell 17 percent on 8/5.
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