Amalgamated Bank increased its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 599.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 14,264 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,224 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited were worth $2,075,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WLTW. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 2,106.3% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,379,306 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $704,098,000 after purchasing an additional 5,135,491 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 38.9% in the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,261,668 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $296,030,000 after acquiring an additional 633,495 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1,026.9% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 518,950 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $67,924,000 after acquiring an additional 472,900 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 3.5% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 12,360,654 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,617,886,000 after acquiring an additional 416,476 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1,609.8% in the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 383,806 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $55,828,000 after acquiring an additional 361,358 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.38% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at 153.14 on Monday. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 1-year low of $112.76 and a 1-year high of $153.80. The stock has a market cap of $20.56 billion, a PE ratio of 43.35 and a beta of 0.94. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $152.52 and a 200 day moving average of $142.39.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.48 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.95 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a net margin of 4.75% and a return on equity of 10.63%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.66 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 650,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.34, for a total value of $97,071,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 820,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 4,044,652 shares of company stock valued at $604,286,611. Company insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

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A number of research firms have commented on WLTW. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $167.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $130.00 price objective (up previously from $121.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $175.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, August 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $154.50.

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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