Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) Director Brendan R. Oneill sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.92, for a total transaction of $754,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 17,302 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,611,217.84. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) opened at 148.44 on Friday. The company 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 Company has a 12-month low of $112.76 and a 12-month high of $152.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $147.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $138.03.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 business’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.66 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several brokerages have recently commented on WLTW. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $163.00 price target (up previously from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Monday, June 5th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $158.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Citigroup Inc. increased their price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $166.00 to $174.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $166.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Two equities research 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. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $152.69.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of WLTW. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 2,106.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,379,306 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $704,098,000 after buying an additional 5,135,491 shares during the period. FIL Ltd raised its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 490.5% in the second quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 3,884,662 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $565,063,000 after buying an additional 3,226,785 shares during the period. Harris Associates L P raised its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 27.4% in the first quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 7,910,397 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,035,392,000 after buying an additional 1,701,826 shares during the period. Capital Research Global Investors raised its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 136.4% in the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 2,398,314 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $348,859,000 after buying an additional 1,383,798 shares during the period. Finally, Epoch Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter worth approximately $167,911,000. 92.48% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Willis Towers Watson Public Limited

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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