Willis Group Holdings PLC Price Target Increased to $46.00 by Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (WSH)
Investment analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upped their target price on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH) from $42.00 to $46.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 2.06% from the stock’s previous close.
Shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH) traded up 0.33% on Thursday, hitting $45.07. 1,346,062 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Willis Group Holdings PLC has a 1-year low of $31.98 and a 1-year high of $43.87. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $44.23 and its 200-day moving average is $41.97. The company’s market cap is $7.991 billion.
Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 30th. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $795.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $786.20 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Willis Group Holdings PLC will post $2.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 27th.
WSH has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC in a research note to investors on Thursday. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Bank of America Corp. downgraded shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC from $48.00 to $51.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, October 2nd. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.33.
Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company (NYSE:WSH) is a holding company.
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