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

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$137.85 -2.05 (-1.47 %)
(As of 10/23/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$139.90
Today's Range$136.62 - $139.43
52-Week Range$134.50 - $165.00
Volume546,554 shs
Average Volume562,628 shs
Market Capitalization$18.31 billion
P/E Ratio16.20
Dividend Yield1.71%
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company worldwide. Its Human Capital and Benefits segment provides actuarial support, plan design, and administrative services for traditional pension and retirement savings plans; plan management consulting, broking, and administration services for health and group benefit programs; and benefits outsourcing services. This segment also offers advice, data, software, and products to address clients' total rewards and talent issues. The company's Corporate Risk and Broking segment provides risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services in the areas of property and casualty, financial lines, transport, and facultative. Its Investment, Risk and Reinsurance segment offers capital markets-based products to insurance and reinsurance companies; software and technology, risk and capital management, products and pricing, financial and regulatory reporting, financial and capital modeling, merger and acquisition, outsourcing, and business management services; investment advice and solutions to pension funds and institutional investors; wholesale insurance broking services to retail brokers; and portfolio and underwriting, and capital markets and advisory services. The company's Benefit Delivery and Administration segment provides primary medical and ancillary benefit exchange, and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees across the group and individual markets. This segment delivers health savings and flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, and other consumer-directed accounts. The company was formerly known as Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company and changed its name to Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company in January 2016. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company was founded in 1828 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Insurance agents, brokers, & service
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WLTW
Previous Symbol


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


Trailing P/E Ratio16.20
Forward P/E Ratio14.40
P/E Growth1.24

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.20 billion
Price / Sales2.20
Cash Flow$14.8226 per share
Price / Cash9.30
Book Value$77.62 per share
Price / Book1.78


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


Outstanding Shares130,770,000
Market Cap$18.31 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 10th. Shareholders of record on Sunday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 27th. View Willis Towers Watson's Dividend History.

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

Willis Towers Watson announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Willis Towers Watson's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) released its earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.70 EPS for the quarter, hitting 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%. The company's revenue was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.45 EPS. 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 Friday, November 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson.

How can I listen to Willis Towers Watson's earnings call?

Willis Towers Watson will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, November 2nd at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

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

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

16 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Willis Towers Watson's stock. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $195.00. On average, they expect Willis Towers Watson's share price to reach $171.3846 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Willis Towers Watson.

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

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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:
  • Mr. John J. Haley, CEO & Exec. Director (Age 68)
  • Mr. Michael J. Burwell CPA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. Todd J. Jones, Head of Corp. Risk & Broking (Age 53)
  • Ms. Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Head of Human Capital & Benefits (Age 57)
  • Mr. Gene H. Wickes, Head of Benefits Delivery & Admin. (Age 66)

Who are Willis Towers Watson's major shareholders?

Willis Towers Watson's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (4.72%), Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (0.85%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.13%), Strs Ohio (0.13%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.08%) and Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (0.03%). Company insiders that own Willis Towers Watson stock include Adam Garrard, 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 major investors are selling Willis Towers Watson stock?

WLTW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Telemus Capital LLC, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc., Texas Permanent School Fund, Aperio Group LLC, Tealwood Asset Management Inc. and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. Company insiders that have sold Willis Towers Watson company stock in the last year include Adam Garrard, Jeffrey W Ubben and Joseph Gunn. View Insider Buying and Selling for Willis Towers Watson.

Which major investors are buying Willis Towers Watson stock?

WLTW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clarkston Capital Partners LLC, Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Seven Eight Capital LP, Oliver Luxxe Assets LLC, Strs Ohio and Andra AP fonden. 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 $137.85.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $18.31 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.

What is Willis Towers Watson's official website?

The official website for Willis Towers Watson is

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:  412 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  479 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  891
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 10/23/2018 by Staff

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