Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 8,118 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $156.05, for a total transaction of $1,266,813.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) opened at 155.95 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $20.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.14 and a beta of 0.95. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52 week low of $112.76 and a 52 week high of $156.33. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $153.77 and a 200-day moving average of $153.77.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.48 by ($0.03). The business 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 return on equity of 10.63% and a net margin of 4.75%. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.66 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.53 per share. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.36%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s payout ratio is 76.81%.

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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $158.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Citigroup Inc. raised their price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $166.00 to $174.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $166.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $157.43.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of WLTW. OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 28.9% during the 1st quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 8,919 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,167,000 after buying an additional 2,002 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 3.0% during the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 25,825 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,380,000 after buying an additional 745 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the 1st quarter worth approximately $454,000. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 4.7% during the 1st quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 4,697 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $615,000 after buying an additional 210 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 28.0% during the 1st quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 3,023 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $396,000 after buying an additional 661 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.26% 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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