Willis Group Holdings PLC Rating Reiterated by Deutsche Bank (WSH)
Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at Deutsche Bank in a research report issued on Tuesday, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. They currently have a $42.00 price target on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 1.30% from the stock’s previous close.
Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 13th. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC in a research note on Wednesday, February 12th. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Barclays cut their price target on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC from $51.00 to $47.00 in a research note on Wednesday, February 12th. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.14.
Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH) traded up 0.10% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $41.50. 671,283 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Willis Group Holdings PLC has a one year low of $36.57 and a one year high of $47.22. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $43.52 and a 200-day moving average of $43.75. The company has a market cap of $7.423 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.29.
Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 12th. The company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $919.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $910.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.45 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Willis Group Holdings PLC will post $2.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.89%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 27th.
Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company (NYSE:WSH) is a holding company.
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