Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 193,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $152.31, for a total value of $29,395,830.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) opened at 152.43 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.47 billion, a PE ratio of 43.15 and a beta of 0.94. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52 week low of $112.76 and a 52 week high of $153.25. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $152.36 and its 200 day moving average is $139.63.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.48 by ($0.03). Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a return on equity of 10.63% and a net margin of 4.75%. The company had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.95 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.66 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 11.8% in the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 693 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 73 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia grew its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 75 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. grew its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 30.2% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 699 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 162 shares during the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in the 2nd quarter valued at $106,000. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 77.2% in the 2nd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 909 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 396 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.38% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have commented on WLTW shares. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $166.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $158.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Citigroup Inc. raised their price target on Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $166.00 to $174.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $165.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, UBS AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $163.00 price target (up from $159.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $154.50.

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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