Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 491,652 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $148.59, for a total transaction of $73,054,570.68. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) traded up 2.69% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $151.84. 1,380,437 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $148.72 and a 200 day moving average of $140.32. The company has a market cap of $20.39 billion, a P/E 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.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.66 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on WLTW. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $176.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Tuesday. William Blair reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “sell” rating and set a $130.00 price objective (up previously from $121.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $174.00 to $173.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $175.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, August 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $153.54.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 363.6% during the first quarter. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 13,550 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,774,000 after acquiring an additional 10,627 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 6.2% during the first quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 5,811 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $761,000 after acquiring an additional 340 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1.2% during the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,432 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $936,000 after acquiring an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale acquired a new position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the second quarter worth about $23,343,000. Finally, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 37.5% during the first quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 15,769 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,066,000 after acquiring an additional 4,300 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.38% 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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW)

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