Amalgamated Bank raised its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 2.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 14,640 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 376 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public were worth $2,258,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of WLTW. Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public 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 in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public 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 in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public 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 in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $106,000. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public 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 in the last quarter. 94.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on WLTW. Citigroup cut their target price on Willis Towers Watson Public from $174.00 to $173.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. ValuEngine raised Willis Towers Watson Public from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $176.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $155.80.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) traded up $1.73 on Friday, hitting $160.80. The company had a trading volume of 944,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 811,316. The firm has a market cap of $21,046.98, a PE ratio of 19.53, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a current ratio of 1.97, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 1-year low of $119.70 and a 1-year high of $165.00.

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $1.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.84 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public had a return on equity of 10.93% and a net margin of 4.43%. The business’s revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.04 EPS. equities analysts expect that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post 8.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Willis Towers Watson Public news, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 216,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $148.64, for a total transaction of $32,106,240.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 320,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $161.15, for a total value of $51,568,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 2,447,295 shares of company stock worth $373,854,613. 6.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Willis Towers Watson Public 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.

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