Money Weight Watchers stock jumped more than 13% after Oprah’s Golden Globes speech

19:54  09 january  2018
19:54  09 january  2018 Source:   Quartz

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  ‘A New Day Is on the Horizon.’ Oprah’s Powerful Golden Globes Speech Honours Women of #MeToo Movement On Sunday night, Oprah joined the long list of venerable Hollywood figures awarded the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award.  ‘me too’ again.”It’s been a busy year for Oprah. She became a correspondent for 60 Minutes, continued her work as a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, continued producing Greenleaf (in which she also acts) and Queen Sugar, and starred in the HBO movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks — not to mention swatted away rumors about a potential presidential run.

Oprah Winfrey did more than just stir emotions last night (Jan. 7) at the Golden Globes . Her epic acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award is now also moving markets. As the Financial Times notes (paywall), Weight Watchers shares have jumped by more than 13 % today.

Weight Watchers investors are thrilled after Oprah Winfrey' s Golden Globes speech , which has launched speculation about a presidential campaign.

Oprah Winfrey poses in the press room with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)© Provided by Quartz Oprah Winfrey poses in the press room with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Oprah Winfrey did more than just stir emotions last night (Jan. 7) at the Golden Globes. Her epic acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award is now also moving markets.

a close up of a map© Provided by Quartz As the Financial Times notes (paywall), Weight Watchers shares have jumped by more than 13% today. The boost comes amid rising speculation that Winfrey could have aspirations for a US presidential run, despite her denial during a backstage interview.

This isn’t the first time that Weight Watchers has been a beneficiary of Winfrey’s clout. Since she revealed her stake in the company in October 2015, its stock has grown nearly 700%.

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Oprah's speech stirs presidential run rumors online .
Oprah's speech stirs presidential run rumors onlineOprah Winfrey's rousing speech at the Golden Globes, as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award, stirred more than a standing ovation at the Beverly Hills Hilton. It inflamed rumors that she may run for president (rumours that Winfrey has previously sought to dispel) and lit up the internet.

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