Tealwood Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 3.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 11,210 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 390 shares during the period. Tealwood Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited were worth $1,631,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 24.5% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 295,402 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $38,664,000 after buying an additional 58,164 shares during the period. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 363.6% in 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 buying an additional 10,627 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 6.2% in the first quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 5,811 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $761,000 after buying an additional 340 shares during the period. Kentucky Retirement Systems purchased a new position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,141,000. Finally, Atria Investments LLC boosted its position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1.0% in the first quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 4,805 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $629,000 after buying an additional 46 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.79% of the company’s stock.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) traded down 0.21% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $146.81. The company had a trading volume of 42,271 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $19.85 billion, a PE ratio of 38.61 and a beta of 0.93. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52-week low of $112.76 and a 52-week high of $150.47. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $146.50 and a 200-day moving average price of $134.49.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The financial services provider reported $3.71 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.33 by $0.38. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a net margin of 5.24% and a return on equity of 10.76%. The firm had revenue of $2.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.29 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $3.41 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th were issued a $0.53 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.44%. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s dividend payout ratio is currently 69.97%.

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A number of research analysts have commented on WLTW shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “sell” rating and set a $121.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and set a $160.00 price target (up from $150.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Barclays PLC upped their price target on Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $154.00 to $171.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $150.17.

In other Willis Towers Watson Public Limited news, Director Paul D. Thomas sold 2,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $141.62, for a total value of $311,564.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 445,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.03, for a total transaction of $64,538,350.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,450,378 shares of company stock worth $205,839,802 in the last quarter. 6.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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