Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 6.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,155 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 669 shares during the quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson were worth $1,681,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 35,274 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,132,000 after purchasing an additional 102 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson 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 purchasing an additional 162 shares during the period. Bank of Nova Scotia lifted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 7.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia now owns 3,164 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $460,000 after purchasing an additional 206 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank lifted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 2.6% in the 3rd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 14,640 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,258,000 after purchasing an additional 376 shares during the period. Finally, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec lifted its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 20,269 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,139,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares during the period. 94.51% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Willis Towers Watson PLC (WLTW) opened at $155.31 on Wednesday. Willis Towers Watson PLC has a 52 week low of $124.19 and a 52 week high of $165.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a current ratio of 1.82. The firm has a market capitalization of $20,520.00, a P/E ratio of 37.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 0.91.

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The financial services provider reported $2.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.11 by $0.10. Willis Towers Watson had a return on equity of 11.25% and a net margin of 6.93%. The business had revenue of $2.08 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.99 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.88 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson PLC will post 9.97 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on Willis Towers Watson from $140.00 to $150.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised Willis Towers Watson from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $154.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $167.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on Willis Towers Watson in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $153.00 price objective on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $166.75.

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Willis Towers Watson 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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