NASDAQ:WLTW - Willis Towers Watson Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$148.89 -0.26 (-0.17 %)
(As of 08/20/2018 02:41 AM ET)
Previous Close$148.89
Today's Range$148.15 - $149.6638
52-Week Range$142.67 - $165.00
Volume601,494 shs
Average Volume564,329 shs
Market Capitalization$19.58 billion
P/E Ratio17.50
Dividend Yield1.62%
Beta0.93
Willis Towers Watson logoWillis Towers Watson Plc engages in the provision of advisory, broking, and solutions services. It operates through the following segments: Human Capital and Benefits; Corporate Risk and Broking; Investment, Risk and Reinsurance; and Benefits Delivery and Administration. The Human Capital and Benefits segment provides advice, broking, solutions, and software for employee benefit plans, the human resources organization, and the management teams. The Corporate Risk and Broking segment offers a broad range of risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services to clients ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations. The Investment, Risk and Reinsurance segment applies a sophisticated approach to risk which helps clients free up capital and manage investment complexity. The Benefits Delivery and Administration segment covers medical and ancillary benefit exchange and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees across both the group and individual markets. The company was founded on January 4, 2016 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Insurance agents, brokers, & service
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorFinance
SymbolNASDAQ:WLTW
CUSIPN/A
Phone44-20-3124-6000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio2.29
Quick Ratio2.29

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio17.50
Forward P/E Ratio15.59
P/E Growth1.3

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.20 billion
Price / Sales2.37
Cash Flow$14.9789 per share
Price / Cash9.94
Book Value$77.62 per share
Price / Book1.92

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.51
Net Income$568 million
Net Margins5.65%
Return on Equity9.96%
Return on Assets3.10%

Miscellaneous

Employees43,000
Outstanding Shares130,770,000
Market Cap$19.58 billion

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Willis Towers Watson's stock symbol?

Willis Towers Watson trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WLTW."

How often does Willis Towers Watson pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share on Monday, July 16th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 28th. View Willis Towers Watson's Dividend History.

How will Willis Towers Watson's stock buyback program work?

Willis Towers Watson declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Willis Towers Watson's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.70 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.70. The financial services provider had revenue of $1.99 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.99 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a return on equity of 9.96% and a net margin of 5.65%. Willis Towers Watson's revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.45 earnings per share. View Willis Towers Watson's Earnings History.

When is Willis Towers Watson's next earnings date?

Willis Towers Watson is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson.

What guidance has Willis Towers Watson issued on next quarter's earnings?

Willis Towers Watson updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $9.88-10.12 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.65.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

17 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Willis Towers Watson's stock. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $195.00. On average, they anticipate Willis Towers Watson's stock price to reach $173.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 16.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Willis Towers Watson.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Willis Towers Watson?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Willis Towers Watson.

Who are some of Willis Towers Watson's key competitors?

Who are Willis Towers Watson's key executives?

Willis Towers Watson's management team includes the folowing people:
  • John J. Haley, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
  • David Shalders, Director-Operations & Technology
  • Michael J. Burwell, Chief Financial Officer
  • Anne Pullum, CAO, Head-Strategy & Innovation
  • Alexis Faber, COO-Corporate Risk & Broking Segment

Has Willis Towers Watson been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about WLTW stock have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.11 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Willis Towers Watson.

Who are Willis Towers Watson's major shareholders?

Willis Towers Watson's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.19%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (4.65%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.99%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.06%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (0.97%) and Epoch Investment Partners Inc. (0.94%). Company insiders that own Willis Towers Watson stock include Brendan R Oneill, Carl Aaron Hess, Jeffrey W Ubben, Joseph Gunn, Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Matthew Furman, Michael J Burwell, Nicolas Aubert, Paul D Thomas, Roger F Millay, Susan Dorrance Davies and Todd J Jones. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Willis Towers Watson.

Which institutional investors are selling Willis Towers Watson stock?

WLTW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marble Arch Investments LP, FMR LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Janus Henderson Group PLC, Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Longview Partners Guernsey LTD. Company insiders that have sold Willis Towers Watson company stock in the last year include Jeffrey W Ubben and Joseph Gunn. View Insider Buying and Selling for Willis Towers Watson.

Which institutional investors are buying Willis Towers Watson stock?

WLTW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Prana Capital Management LP, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Oribel Capital Management LP, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Swiss National Bank, BlackRock Inc. and KBC Group NV. Company insiders that have bought Willis Towers Watson stock in the last two years include Michael J Burwell and Susan Dorrance Davies. View Insider Buying and Selling for Willis Towers Watson.

How do I buy shares of Willis Towers Watson?

Shares of WLTW can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Willis Towers Watson's stock price today?

One share of WLTW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $148.89.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $19.58 billion and generates $8.20 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $568 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.51 on an earnings per share basis. Willis Towers Watson employs 43,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson's mailing address is C/O WILLIS GROUP LIMITED 51 LIME STREET, LONDON X0, EC3M 7DQ. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 44-20-3124-6000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ WLTW)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  393 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  454 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  847
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Willis Towers Watson and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WLTW will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WLTW will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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