Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 105,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.27, for a total value of $15,883,350.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) traded down 0.57% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $150.01. The company had a trading volume of 802,945 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $20.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 42.46 and a beta of 0.93. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52-week low of $112.76 and a 52-week high of $151.99. The company has a 50-day moving average of $147.68 and a 200-day moving average of $137.70.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.03. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a return on equity of 10.63% and a net margin of 4.75%. The firm had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.95 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.66 EPS. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th were issued a dividend of $0.53 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.41%. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s payout ratio is 76.81%.

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A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in WLTW. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 363.6% in the first quarter. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 13,550 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,774,000 after buying an additional 10,627 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 6.2% in the first quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 5,811 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $761,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake 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 buying an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale purchased a new stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter valued at approximately $23,343,000. Finally, Korea Investment CORP boosted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 29,063.2% in the first quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 45,203 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,917,000 after buying an additional 45,048 shares during the last quarter. 92.48% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

WLTW has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $163.00 target price (up from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and set a $158.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Citigroup Inc. increased their target price on Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $166.00 to $174.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $166.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $152.69.

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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