Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) insider Joseph Gunn sold 446 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.18, for a total transaction of $52,262.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at 123.33 on Wednesday. Willis Towers Watson PLC has a 1-year low of $104.11 and a 1-year high of $133.40. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $126.42 and its 200 day moving average price is $125.07. The firm has a market cap of $16.86 billion, a P/E ratio of 58.87 and a beta of 0.80.

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 4th. The company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.78 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.83 billion. Willis Towers Watson PLC had a return on equity of 10.23% and a net margin of 3.66%. Willis Towers Watson PLC’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.56 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Willis Towers Watson PLC will post $7.69 EPS for the current year.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 17th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, December 31st will be paid a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.56%. Willis Towers Watson PLC’s payout ratio is 114.29%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC by 1.1% in the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 2,689 shares of the company’s stock valued at $334,000 after buying an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC by 2.3% in the third quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,334 shares of the company’s stock valued at $177,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Evanson Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC by 0.4% in the second quarter. Evanson Asset Management LLC now owns 12,027 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,495,000 after buying an additional 46 shares in the last quarter. First Manhattan Co. boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC by 1.1% in the second quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 4,509 shares of the company’s stock valued at $560,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC by 0.7% in the second quarter. Anchor Capital Advisors LLC now owns 8,282 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,030,000 after buying an additional 55 shares in the last quarter. 91.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group lowered their target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC from $147.00 to $140.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 8th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC from $148.00 to $140.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $108.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 12th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated an “outperform” rating and set a $128.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC in a research report on Friday, September 23rd. Finally, Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a $148.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC in a research report on Monday, September 26th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $127.64.

Willis Towers Watson PLC Company Profile

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (Willis Towers Watson) is a holding company. The Company operates as a global advisory, broking and solutions company. It is engaged in offering risk management, insurance broking, consulting, technology and solutions, and private exchanges. The Company operates through eight segments: Willis International; Willis North America; Willis Capital, Wholesale & Reinsurance (CWR); Willis GB; Towers Watson Benefits; Towers Watson Exchange Solutions; Towers Watson Risk and Financial Services; and Towers Watson Talent and Rewards.

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