Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) had its target price dropped by stock analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $174.00 to $173.00 in a research note issued on Monday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Citigroup Inc.’s price objective points to a potential upside of 15.66% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $158.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $121.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $152.00.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ WLTW) traded down 0.04% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $149.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 649,769 shares. The firm has a market cap of $20.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.34 and a beta of 0.93. The company’s 50-day moving average is $147.19 and its 200 day moving average is $136.10. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited 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 data on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.66 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited will post $8.46 EPS for the current year.

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In other Willis Towers Watson Public Limited news, insider Nicolas Aubert sold 3,178 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $144.71, for a total value of $459,888.38. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Paul D. Thomas sold 2,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.62, for a total transaction of $311,564.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 1,450,378 shares of company stock worth $205,839,802. Corporate insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted 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 during the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter worth approximately $106,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted 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 during the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc boosted 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Vivaldi Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the first quarter worth approximately $228,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.06% of the company’s stock.

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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