Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 206,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $148.02, for a total transaction of $30,492,120.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) traded up 2.69% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $151.84. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,380,437 shares. The company has a market cap of $20.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.98 and a beta of 0.94. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 12 month low of $112.76 and a 12 month high of $152.44. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $148.72 and its 200 day moving average is $140.32.

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

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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WLTW. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 6.1% during the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 25,080 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,067,000 after purchasing an additional 1,453 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 11.1% during the 4th quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 3,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $391,000 after acquiring an additional 321 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 44.8% during the 1st quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 4,075 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $533,000 after acquiring an additional 1,260 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI boosted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 33.3% during the 1st quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 2,639 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $345,000 after acquiring an additional 659 shares during the period. Finally, Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 15.8% during the 1st quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 2,576 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $337,000 after acquiring an additional 352 shares during the period. 94.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $176.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Tuesday. William Blair reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $130.00 price target (up from $121.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $174.00 to $173.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $175.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $153.54.

About Willis Towers Watson Public Limited

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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