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The Irish Times - Business - - BUSINESS / INTERVIEW - Laura Slat­tery

22%

Pro­por­tional rise in the share price of Weight Watch­ers In­ter­na­tional Inc on Tues­day af­ter it said its prof­its would be a lot fat­ter than ex­pected.

375%

Pro­por­tional rise in Weight Watch­ers stock in the year to date, thanks to a surge in sub­scribers and the mar­ket­ing pull of board mem­ber Oprah Win­frey.

$290mil­lion

Win­frey’s wind­fall from buy­ing a 10 per cent stake in the com­pany in 2015, when its shares were trading below $7. They’re now trading above $50.

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