Willis Group Holdings PLC Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.30 (WSH)
Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 29th, ARN reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.30 per share on Wednesday, October 15th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.87%.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Evercore Partners initiated coverage on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC in a research note on Wednesday, July 9th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC in a research note on Thursday, July 3rd. They now have a $46.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Group Holdings PLC in a research note on Wednesday, July 2nd. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $46.11.
Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH) traded down 0.53% on Tuesday, hitting $41.54. The stock had a trading volume of 733,334 shares. Willis Group Holdings PLC has a 1-year low of $40.47 and a 1-year high of $47.22. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $42.95 and its 200-day moving average is $42.64. The company has a market cap of $7.446 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.20.
Willis Group Holdings PLC (NYSE:WSH) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 29th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $935.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $924.50 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.59 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Willis Group Holdings PLC will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides a range of insurance brokerage, reinsurance and risk management consulting services to its clients worldwide.
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