Willis Towers Watson PLC Company Profile (NASDAQ:WLTW)

About Willis Towers Watson PLC

Willis Towers Watson PLC logoWillis 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. The Willis GB segment comprises four business units: Property and Casualty, Transport, Financial Lines and Retail Networks. The Willis Capital Wholesale and Reinsurance segment includes Willis Re; Willis Capital Markets & Advisory; Willis' wholesale business, and Willis Portfolio Underwriting Services. The Willis North America segment provides risk management, insurance brokerage, related risk services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Insurance Brokers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: WLTW
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $126.79
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $127.81
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $124.56
  • 52-Week Range: $104.11 - $133.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.55
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.73
  • P/E Growth: 0.30
  • Market Cap: $17.50B
  • Outstanding Shares: 138,050,000
  • Beta: 0.74
  • Net Margins: 6.71%
  • Return on Equity: 11.66%
  • Return on Assets: 3.12%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.29%
  • Current Ratio: 1.79%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.79%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.53)
Consensus Price Target: $127.91 (0.88% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/19/2016Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeHold -> Sell$122.00View Rating Details
10/11/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$151.00 -> $154.00View Rating Details
10/1/2016Jefferies GroupSet Price TargetBuy$140.00 -> $150.00View Rating Details
10/1/2016Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsSet Price TargetBuy$142.00View Rating Details
9/30/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
9/30/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$124.00View Rating Details
9/26/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$148.00View Rating Details
6/24/2016Langen McalennDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
6/24/2016Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
5/16/2016Sterne Agee CRTReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/11/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/7/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuy$135.00View Rating Details
3/31/2016MKM PartnersLower Price TargetBuy$155.00 -> $140.00View Rating Details
2/16/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.UpgradeMkt Perform -> Strong-BuyView Rating Details
2/10/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetUnderweight$115.00 -> $105.00View Rating Details
2/3/2016SunTrust Banks Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyView Rating Details
1/5/2016William BlairUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
1/8/2016Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingNeutral$149.00 -> $130.00View Rating Details
12/11/2015NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$57.00View Rating Details
8/18/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHold$50.00View Rating Details
7/2/2015MacquarieReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
7/2/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.UpgradeSell -> Neutral$45.00 -> $49.00View Rating Details
1/7/2015Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> BuyView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/5/2016Q2$1.65$1.66$1.98 billion$1.98 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2016Q1$2.85$3.41$2.21 billion$2.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q415$0.58$1.09$994.82 million$970.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q3$0.17$0.14$870.41 million$846.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q2$0.55$0.38$978.36 million$922.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$1.39$1.26$1.15 billion$1.09 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2015Q414$0.46$0.46$957.40 million$958.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q314$0.17$0.14$835.50 million$812.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$0.59$0.49$924.50 million$935.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114$0.19$1.36$1.10 billion$1.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2014Q413$0.49$0.42$910.51 million$919.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2013Q313$0.20$0.19$786.20 million$795.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.58$0.59$876.13 million$890.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013$1.31$1.46$1.05 billion$1.05 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2013Q4 2012$0.43$0.45$836.79 million$867.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$0.31$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$0.59$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$1.27$1.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2012$0.49$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2011$0.37$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.58$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$1.22$1.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2011$0.54$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.77 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.61 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20163$2.94$2.98$2.96
Q2 20163$1.58$1.80$1.65
Q3 20163$0.94$1.41$1.15
Q4 20163$1.54$2.45$1.92
Q1 20172$3.30$3.49$3.40
Q2 20172$1.69$1.78$1.74
Q3 20172$1.31$1.61$1.46
Q4 20172$1.79$2.53$2.16
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW)
Annual Dividend:$1.92
Dividend Yield:1.51%
Payout Ratio:53.25% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
24.71% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
22.30% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.10%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/6/2016Nicolas AubertInsiderSell3,149$126.65$398,820.85View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Anna C. CatalanoDirectorSell390$122.00$47,580.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016Adam GarrardInsiderSell7,989$124.26$992,713.14View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016Dominic CasserleyCEOSell1,781$125.50$223,515.50View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Dominic CasserleyCEOSell4,152$124.53$517,048.56View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Roger F MillayCFOSell12,073$123.21$1,487,514.33View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Wilhelm ZellerDirectorSell5,000$123.11$615,550.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016David ShaldersInsiderSell691$116.45$80,466.95View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016Dominic CasserleyCEOSell5,751$116.45$669,703.95View SEC Filing  
2/17/2016Carl Aaron HessInsiderSell12,499$111.47$1,393,263.53View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Anna C CatalanoDirectorSell1,185$43.06$51,026.10View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Stephen Patrick HearnCEOSell1,042$47.77$49,776.34View SEC Filing  
2/17/2015Todd J JonesCEOSell16,666$47.42$790,301.72View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015Anna C CatalanoDirectorSell33,000$47.75$1,575,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015Timothy D WrightCEOSell100,000$47.58$4,758,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2014Todd J JonesCEOSell59,588$41.03$2,444,895.64View SEC Filing  
8/12/2014Wendy E LaneDirectorSell1,160$40.84$47,374.40View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Jeffrey UbbenInsiderBuy207,900$40.97$8,517,663.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Todd JonesCEOSell10,000$42.02$420,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Holdings L.P. ValueactMajor ShareholderBuy289,900$39.23$11,372,777.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2013Holdings L.P. ValueactMajor ShareholderBuy568,400$39.01$22,173,284.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW)
seekingalpha.com logoWillis Towers Watson declares $0.48 dividend (NASDAQ:WLTW)
seekingalpha.com - October 21 at 8:06 PM
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www.fidaily.com - October 1 at 7:46 AM
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finance.yahoo.com - September 30 at 7:19 PM
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Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) Chart for Saturday, October, 22, 2016

Last Updated on 10/22/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff