Robert W. Baird reissued their buy rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) in a research report released on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $167.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. ValuEngine raised Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a sell rating and issued a $130.00 price objective (up from $121.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $165.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated 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. Finally, Citigroup Inc. decreased their target price on Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $174.00 to $173.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $154.50.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) traded up 0.47% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $153.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 226,110 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $20.56 billion, a PE ratio of 43.35 and a beta of 0.94. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $152.36 and a 200-day moving average of $139.63. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited has a 1-year low of $112.76 and a 1-year high of $153.50.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate 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%. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.66 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited will post $8.43 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Willis Towers Watson Public Limited news, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 193,000 shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $152.31, for a total transaction of $29,395,830.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Brendan R. Oneill sold 5,000 shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.92, for a total value of $754,600.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 17,302 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,611,217.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 4,044,652 shares of company stock valued at $604,286,611 over the last ninety days. 6.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can lifted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 11.8% during the 2nd 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. Commonwealth Bank of Australia lifted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 75 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 30.2% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 699 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 162 shares during the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the 2nd quarter worth about $106,000. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 77.2% during the 2nd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 909 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 396 shares during the last quarter. 94.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW)

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