Airain ltd raised its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 65.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 41,444 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 16,440 shares during the period. Airain ltd’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited were worth $6,028,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 11.8% in the second quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 693 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 73 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter valued at approximately $106,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 77.2% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 909 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 396 shares during the period. Financial Architects Inc increased its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 2.5% in the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,284 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $187,000 after buying an additional 31 shares during the period. Finally, Vivaldi Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the first quarter valued at approximately $228,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.48% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) opened at 148.88 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $19.99 billion, a PE ratio of 42.14 and a beta of 0.93. The company’s 50-day moving average is $148.29 and its 200 day moving average is $138.89. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52-week low of $112.76 and a 52-week high of $152.00.

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 consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.03. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a return on equity of 10.63% and a net margin of 4.75%. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.95 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.66 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 EPS for the current year.

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Several research firms recently commented on WLTW. UBS AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $163.00 price target (up from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, June 5th. William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $174.00 to $173.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “sell” rating and issued a $130.00 price target (up from $121.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $175.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned 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 a consensus target price of $152.69.

In related news, 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 completion of the sale, the director now owns 17,302 shares in the company, valued at $2,611,217.84. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 650,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $149.34, for a total value of $97,071,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 2,852,000 shares of company stock valued at $424,855,580 in the last quarter. 6.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW)

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