Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 311,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $149.02, for a total transaction of $46,345,220.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) opened at 148.47 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.02 and a beta of 0.93. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52 week low of $112.76 and a 52 week high of $152.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $148.56 and a 200 day moving average of $139.60.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released its quarterly 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. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a net margin of 4.75% and a return on equity of 10.63%. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.95 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.66 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 EPS for the current year.

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A number of analysts recently weighed in on WLTW shares. Wells Fargo & Company restated 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. William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Jefferies Group LLC upped their target price 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. Finally, UBS AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $163.00 target price (up from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Two equities research 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’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $152.69.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WLTW. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its stake 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 worth $100,000 after buying an additional 73 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 12.1% in the second quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 75 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 30.2% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 699 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 162 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter valued at approximately $106,000. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake 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. 94.38% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW)

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