Bingham Osborn & Scarborough LLC increased its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 0.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,386 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 7 shares during the period. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough LLC’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited were worth $929,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in WLTW. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised 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. Financial Architects Inc raised 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. Vivaldi Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the first quarter worth about $228,000. Bellwether Investment Group LLC raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 14.4% in the first quarter. Bellwether Investment Group LLC now owns 2,070 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $271,000 after buying an additional 261 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Conning Inc. raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1.4% in the first quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 2,250 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $295,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.06% of the company’s stock.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at 149.14 on Friday. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52-week low of $112.76 and a 52-week high of $151.02. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $147.34 and its 200 day moving average is $137.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $20.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 42.21 and a beta of 0.93.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted 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 company had revenue of $1.95 billion during 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 company’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior 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 year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 17th. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th were given a $0.53 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.42%. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s dividend payout ratio is currently 76.81%.

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WLTW has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $166.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, July 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $158.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, July 14th. Citigroup Inc. increased their target price on Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $166.00 to $174.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $165.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $163.00 price objective (up from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Monday, June 5th. 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. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $152.69.

In other Willis Towers Watson Public Limited news, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 1,000,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $140.53, for a total transaction of $140,530,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Nicolas Aubert sold 3,178 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.71, for a total transaction of $459,888.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 2,493,178 shares of company stock worth $361,886,138 over the last ninety days. 6.70% of the stock is currently owned by 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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