Mawer Investment Management Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 11.1% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,054,268 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 105,640 shares during the quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. owned 0.80% of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited worth $162,600,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of WLTW. FIL Ltd increased its stake in 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 in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 42.9% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,689,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,118,528,000 after acquiring an additional 2,310,281 shares during the last quarter. Capital Research Global Investors boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 136.4% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 2,398,314 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $348,859,000 after acquiring an additional 1,383,798 shares during the last quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $167,911,000. Finally, Harris Associates L P boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 13.0% during the 2nd quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 8,937,984 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,300,119,000 after acquiring an additional 1,027,587 shares during the last quarter. 96.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) traded down $0.18 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $159.89. The company had a trading volume of 1,061,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 811,112. 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 52 week low of $119.70 and a 52 week high of $165.00. The company has a market capitalization of $21,390.00, a PE ratio of 19.62, a P/E/G ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.92.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by ($0.01). Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a return on equity of 10.93% and a net margin of 4.43%. The company had revenue of $1.82 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.84 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.04 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post 8.41 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 320,000 shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $161.15, for a total transaction of $51,568,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Michael J. Burwell purchased 3,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost 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 approximately $496,310. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 3,408,295 shares of company stock worth $517,270,833. Company insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

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A number of equities analysts have weighed in on WLTW shares. BidaskClub downgraded Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $167.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. ValuEngine raised Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $176.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $174.00 to $173.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $155.80.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited 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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