Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) – Stock analysts at Langen Mcalenn raised their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Willis Towers Watson in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. Langen Mcalenn analyst R. Glasspiegel now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $4.13 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $4.08. Langen Mcalenn also issued estimates for Willis Towers Watson’s Q2 2018 earnings at $1.68 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.34 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $2.40 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $4.44 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $2.12 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.50 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $2.67 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $10.75 EPS.

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The financial services provider reported $2.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 company had revenue of $2.08 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.99 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.88 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. ValuEngine upgraded Willis Towers Watson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $167.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and issued a $172.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub downgraded Willis Towers Watson from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on Willis Towers Watson from $175.00 to $187.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Willis Towers Watson has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $166.75.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ WLTW) opened at $155.31 on Monday. Willis Towers Watson has a 1 year low of $124.19 and a 1 year high of $165.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.97, a current ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The company has a market capitalization of $20,520.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 0.91.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of WLTW. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its holdings 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 buying an additional 102 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings 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 buying an additional 162 shares during the period. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL purchased a new stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson in the 2nd quarter valued at $325,000. AHL Partners LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson in the 2nd quarter valued at $333,000. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 10.8% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 201,503 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $29,312,000 after buying an additional 19,573 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.51% of the company’s stock.

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About Willis Towers Watson

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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