Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 120,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.76, for a total transaction of $17,971,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) traded down 0.28% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $149.24. 1,526,041 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $147.25 and a 200-day moving average of $136.37. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52-week low of $112.76 and a 52-week high of $151.02. The stock has a market cap of $20.18 billion, a PE ratio of 39.25 and a beta of 0.93.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.95 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a net margin of 4.75% and a return on equity of 10.63%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.66 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th were given a dividend of $0.53 per share. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 28th. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s payout ratio is currently 76.81%.

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A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “sell” rating and set a $121.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th. William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $152.69.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 11.8% in the second quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 693 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 73 shares during the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter valued at about $106,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 77.2% in the second quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 909 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 396 shares during the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 170.6% in the first quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,253 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $164,000 after buying an additional 790 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter valued at about $202,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.06% of the company’s stock.

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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