Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 1,352.9% during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 55,530 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 51,708 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Willis Towers Watson were worth $8,368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of WLTW. CI Investments Inc. boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson by 553,700.0% in the third quarter. CI Investments Inc. now owns 758,706 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $117,015,000 after purchasing an additional 758,569 shares during the last quarter. Permian Investment Partners LP purchased a new stake in Willis Towers Watson in the third quarter valued at $78,657,000. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson by 6.7% in the third quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 5,677,694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $875,671,000 after purchasing an additional 355,228 shares during the last quarter. PGGM Investments purchased a new stake in Willis Towers Watson in the third quarter valued at $28,936,000. Finally, Asset Management One Co. Ltd. boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson by 6,097.5% in the third quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 190,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $29,373,000 after purchasing an additional 187,377 shares during the last quarter. 94.51% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at $159.25 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a current ratio of 1.82. Willis Towers Watson PLC has a 12 month low of $124.29 and a 12 month high of $165.00. The stock has a market cap of $20,760.00, a PE ratio of 38.19, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.91.

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The financial services provider reported $2.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.11 by $0.10. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 11.25%. The firm had revenue of $2.08 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.99 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.88 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Willis Towers Watson PLC will post 9.9 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have commented on WLTW shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Willis Towers Watson from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “sell” rating and set a $124.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $167.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Willis Towers Watson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set a “sell” rating and a $153.00 target price on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $166.75.

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Willis Towers Watson 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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