Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 20th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Saturday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.53 per share by the financial services provider on Monday, October 16th. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) traded up 0.89% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $152.71. 989,530 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $152.36 and a 200 day moving average price of $152.36. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited has a 12-month low of $112.76 and a 12-month high of $153.80. The firm has a market cap of $20.51 billion, a PE ratio of 43.22 and a beta of 0.94.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released 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). Willis Towers Watson Public Limited had a return on equity of 10.63% and a net margin of 4.75%. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.95 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.66 earnings per share. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited will post $8.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 41,348 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $152.38, for a total transaction of $6,300,608.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, 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 transaction of $29,395,830.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 4,086,000 shares of company stock valued at $610,587,219. Corporate insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

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WLTW has been the topic of several recent research reports. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $121.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $166.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $160.00 price objective (up from $150.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $176.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $154.00 to $171.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus 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.

Dividend History for Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WLTW)

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