Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) CFO Michael J. Burwell bought 3,100 shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were bought at an average price of $160.10 per share, for a total transaction of $496,310.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $496,310. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) traded down $0.61 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $160.99. The company had a trading volume of 364,697 shares, compared to its average volume of 714,715. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 1-year low of $116.07 and a 1-year high of $165.00. The firm has a market cap of $21,283.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.75, a PEG ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 2.25 and a current ratio of 1.97.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.84 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a return on equity of 10.93% and a net margin of 4.43%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.04 EPS. analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post 8.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, September 30th were given a dividend of $0.53 per share. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 81.85%.

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A number of research firms have recently commented on WLTW. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $124.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub raised Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $130.00 price target (up previously from $121.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price target on Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $174.00 to $173.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, August 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $155.80.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of WLTW. FIL Ltd increased its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 490.5% during the 2nd quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 3,884,662 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $565,063,000 after purchasing an additional 3,226,785 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 42.9% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,689,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,118,528,000 after acquiring an additional 2,310,281 shares in the last quarter. Capital Research Global Investors raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 136.4% in the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 2,398,314 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $348,859,000 after acquiring an additional 1,383,798 shares in the last quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in the 2nd quarter valued at $167,911,000. Finally, Harris Associates L P raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 13.0% in the 2nd quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 8,937,984 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,300,119,000 after acquiring an additional 1,027,587 shares in the last quarter. 93.79% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Willis Towers Watson Public Limited

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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