Keybank National Association OH reduced its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 33.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 1,533 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 778 shares during the quarter. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited were worth $236,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 11.8% during the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 693 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $100,000 after acquiring an additional 73 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $100,000 after acquiring an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 30.2% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 699 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 162 shares in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the 2nd quarter worth $106,000. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 77.2% during the 2nd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 909 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $132,000 after acquiring an additional 396 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.38% of the company’s stock.

In related news, CFO Michael J. Burwell acquired 3,100 shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $160.10 per share, for a total transaction of $496,310.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $496,310. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 650,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The shares were 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 sold 3,408,295 shares of company stock valued at $517,270,833 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently commented on WLTW. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $130.00 price target (up from $121.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Citigroup Inc. cut their price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $174.00 to $173.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $155.80.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at $160.07 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $21,135.45, a PE ratio of 19.62, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a quick ratio of 1.97, a current ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a fifty-two week low of $119.70 and a fifty-two week high of $165.00.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by ($0.01). Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a net margin of 4.43% and a return on equity of 10.93%. The company had revenue of $1.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.84 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.04 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post 8.41 EPS for the current year.

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Willis Towers Watson Public Limited 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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