Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 320,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $161.15, for a total value of $51,568,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) opened at $162.65 on Thursday. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52 week low of $119.70 and a 52 week high of $165.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.97, a current ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $21,322.95, a P/E ratio of 19.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 0.91.

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

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A number of brokerages recently issued reports on WLTW. ValuEngine upgraded Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $124.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $167.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their price objective on Willis Towers Watson Public Limited from $171.00 to $174.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $155.80.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Tradition Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. Tradition Capital Management LLC now owns 33,782 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,914,000 after acquiring an additional 1,726 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,432 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $936,000 after acquiring an additional 79 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 473,091 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $68,816,000 after acquiring an additional 12,800 shares in the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale purchased a new stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $23,343,000. Finally, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI purchased a new stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $2,021,000. 95.66% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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