Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 220,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $148.07, for a total transaction of $32,575,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

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

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.48 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion during 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 business’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.66 EPS. Analysts predict that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 EPS for the current year.

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WLTW has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $166.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $158.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Citigroup Inc. increased their price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $166.00 to $174.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $163.00 price objective (up from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Monday, June 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $153.54.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WLTW. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 6.1% in the fourth 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 period. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 11.1% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 3,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $391,000 after purchasing an additional 321 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 44.8% in the first quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 4,075 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $533,000 after purchasing an additional 1,260 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 33.3% in the first quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 2,639 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $345,000 after purchasing an additional 659 shares during the period. Finally, Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 15.8% in the first quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 2,576 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $337,000 after purchasing an additional 352 shares during the period. 94.38% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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