Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 193,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $152.31, for a total value of $29,395,830.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at 153.14 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $20.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 43.35 and a beta of 0.94. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $152.52 and a 200 day moving average price of $142.39. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52-week low of $112.76 and a 52-week high of $153.80.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.95 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.66 earnings per share. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. W. E. Donoghue & Co. LLC purchased a new position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in the 2nd quarter worth about $200,000. Capital Returns Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in the 2nd quarter worth about $15,474,000. Sentry Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 10.7% in the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 34,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,031,000 after purchasing an additional 3,353 shares in the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 25.2% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 43,082 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $6,264,000 after purchasing an additional 8,677 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 20,820 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,027,000 after purchasing an additional 94 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.38% of the company’s stock.

WLTW has been the topic of several analyst reports. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $163.00 target price (up from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Monday, June 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, June 16th. Barclays PLC increased their target price on 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. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $160.00 target price (up from $150.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “sell” rating and set a $121.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Monday, July 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $154.50.

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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