Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) General Counsel Matthew Furman sold 387 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.18, for a total transaction of $45,348.66. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at 123.33 on Wednesday. Willis Towers Watson PLC has a 52-week low of $104.11 and a 52-week high of $133.40. The firm has a market cap of $16.86 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 58.87 and a beta of 0.80. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $126.42 and a 200 day moving average of $125.07.

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

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The firm also recently disclosed 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 dividend payout ratio is currently 114.29%.

Several research analysts have weighed in on WLTW shares. 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. Deutsche Bank AG lowered shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $122.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC in a research report on Tuesday, September 20th. Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC in a research report on Friday, September 30th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $148.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC in a research report on Monday, September 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $127.64.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Willis Towers Watson PLC by 53.1% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,332 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 462 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its stake in 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. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC boosted its stake in Willis Towers Watson PLC by 8.6% in the third quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 1,338 shares of the company’s stock valued at $171,000 after buying an additional 106 shares in the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its stake in Willis Towers Watson PLC by 70.1% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 1,419 shares of the company’s stock valued at $176,000 after buying an additional 585 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new stake in Willis Towers Watson PLC during the second quarter valued at approximately $189,000. 91.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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