Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 820,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.59, for a total transaction of $122,663,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) traded down 0.28% on Wednesday, hitting $149.24. 1,526,041 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $20.18 billion, a PE ratio of 39.25 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $147.25 and a 200 day moving average price of $136.37. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 12 month low of $112.76 and a 12 month high of $151.02.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion during 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%. The firm’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.66 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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WLTW has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $141.00 to $165.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $163.00 price target (up previously from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $152.69.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised 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 worth $100,000 after buying an additional 73 shares in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter worth $106,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised 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 worth $132,000 after buying an additional 396 shares in the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc raised 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 worth $164,000 after buying an additional 790 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter worth $202,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds 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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