Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. reduced its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 3.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 146,646 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,751 shares during the period. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. owned 0.11% of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited worth $21,331,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Conning Inc. increased 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 period. Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 2.5% in the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,284 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $187,000 after buying an additional 31 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased 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 period. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1.2% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,432 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $936,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the period. Finally, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. increased its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 2.8% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 3,465 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $424,000 after buying an additional 94 shares during the period. 92.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) traded up 0.36% on Monday, reaching $148.98. 32,665 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $147.91 and a 200-day moving average of $138.03. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52-week low of $112.76 and a 52-week high of $152.00. The company has a market capitalization of $20.01 billion, a PE ratio of 42.17 and a beta of 0.93.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.48 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.95 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a return on equity of 10.63% and a net margin of 4.75%. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s quarterly revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.66 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research firms have commented on WLTW. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $163.00 target price (up previously from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a report on Monday, June 5th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued 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. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Citigroup Inc. raised 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. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued 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. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $152.69.

In related news, Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 105,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $151.27, for a total transaction of $15,883,350.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Nicolas Aubert sold 3,178 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $144.71, for a total value of $459,888.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 2,099,178 shares of company stock valued at $312,445,168 in the last 90 days. 6.70% of the stock is owned by corporate 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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