Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) CFO Michael J. Burwell acquired 3,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $160.10 per share, for a total transaction of $496,310.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now 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 can be accessed through the SEC website.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) opened at $161.57 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $21,324.27, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.79, a P/E/G ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.91. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a fifty-two week low of $119.70 and a fifty-two week high of $165.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.97, a quick ratio of 2.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released 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 in the prior year, the firm earned $1.04 earnings per share. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post 8.41 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, September 30th were issued a $0.53 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.31%. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s dividend payout ratio is currently 81.85%.

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Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Tradition Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 5.4% in the second quarter. Tradition Capital Management LLC now owns 33,782 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,914,000 after purchasing an additional 1,726 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1.2% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,432 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $936,000 after purchasing an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 2.8% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 473,091 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $68,816,000 after purchasing an additional 12,800 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale acquired a new position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in the second quarter valued at $23,343,000. Finally, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI acquired a new position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in the second quarter valued at $2,021,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.79% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on WLTW. ValuEngine raised shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $124.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $167.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $171.00 to $174.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price 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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