Capital Wealth Planning LLC bought a new position in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 1,321 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $204,000.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Tradition Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson by 5.4% in the second quarter. Tradition Capital Management LLC now owns 33,782 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,914,000 after buying an additional 1,726 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank lifted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson by 2.8% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 473,091 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $68,816,000 after buying an additional 12,800 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson by 17.7% in the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 50,692 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $7,817,000 after buying an additional 7,610 shares during the period. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD lifted its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 6.7% during 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. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 10.8% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 201,503 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $29,312,000 after purchasing an additional 19,573 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.35% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on WLTW shares. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $167.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson from $171.00 to $174.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Willis Towers Watson from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $157.27.

In related news, CFO Michael J. Burwell bought 3,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $160.10 per share, with a total value of $496,310.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 3,100 shares in the company, valued at approximately $496,310. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 320,000 shares of Willis Towers Watson stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $161.15, for a total transaction of $51,568,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 1,120,643 shares of company stock valued at $176,230,453. 6.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at $155.28 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $20,526.75, a P/E ratio of 19.05, a P/E/G ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a current ratio of 1.97, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. Willis Towers Watson PLC has a 1 year low of $120.87 and a 1 year high of $165.00.

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) last announced 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 firm had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.84 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a negative net margin of 2.92% and a negative return on equity of 2.15%. Willis Towers Watson’s revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.04 EPS. research analysts forecast that Willis Towers Watson PLC will post 8.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW)

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