Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 120,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.76, for a total transaction of $17,971,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) traded up 0.26% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $148.44. 571,736 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a one year low of $112.76 and a one year high of $152.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $147.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $138.03. The stock has a market cap of $19.93 billion, a PE ratio of 42.02 and a beta of 0.93.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.95 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a net margin of 4.75% and a return on equity of 10.63%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.66 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 24.5% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 295,402 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $38,664,000 after buying an additional 58,164 shares during the last quarter. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 363.6% in the first quarter. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 13,550 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,774,000 after buying an additional 10,627 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. raised its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 6.2% in the first quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 5,811 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $761,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1.2% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,432 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $936,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Atria Investments LLC raised its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1.0% in the first quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 4,805 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $629,000 after buying an additional 46 shares in the last quarter. 92.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on WLTW. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “sell” rating and set a $130.00 target price (up from $121.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $174.00 to $173.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $152.69.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited 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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