Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 7,911.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 87,562 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 86,469 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned 0.06% of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited worth $12,737,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale acquired a new stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter worth $23,343,000. Finally, Korea Investment CORP boosted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 29,063.2% in the first quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 45,203 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,917,000 after buying an additional 45,048 shares in the last quarter. 94.38% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at 148.88 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $19.99 billion, a PE ratio of 42.14 and a beta of 0.93. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 1-year low of $112.76 and a 1-year high of $152.00. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $148.29 and a 200 day moving average of $138.89.

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

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WLTW has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC increased their price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $141.00 to $165.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. William Blair reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $121.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $152.69.

In other news, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 106,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.05, for a total transaction of $15,799,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 650,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $149.34, for a total transaction 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 three months. Corporate insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

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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