Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 491,652 shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $148.59, for a total transaction of $73,054,570.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) opened at 151.84 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $148.85 and a 200-day moving average of $140.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.98 and a beta of 0.94. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 1-year low of $112.76 and a 1-year high of $152.44.

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 Thomson Reuters’ 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 return on equity of 10.63% and a net margin of 4.75%. The firm’s revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.66 earnings per share. 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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A number of equities research analysts recently commented on WLTW shares. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $121.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Monday, July 10th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $166.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, July 21st. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $160.00 price target (up previously from $150.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, July 7th. Barclays PLC lifted their price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $154.00 to $171.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, June 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $153.54.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Capital Returns Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the 2nd quarter valued at $15,474,000. Sentry Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 10.7% during the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 34,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,031,000 after purchasing an additional 3,353 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 25.2% during the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 43,082 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $6,264,000 after purchasing an additional 8,677 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. raised its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 20,820 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,027,000 after purchasing an additional 94 shares during the period. Finally, Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC now owns 6,852 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $997,000 after purchasing an additional 56 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.38% 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.

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

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