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

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$176.37 +0.37 (+0.21 %)
(As of 05/21/2019 04:47 AM ET)
Previous Close$176.00
Today's Range$174.99 - $176.57
52-Week Range$134.50 - $187.91
Volume525,781 shs
Average Volume683,192 shs
Market Capitalization$22.79 billion
P/E Ratio18.13
Dividend Yield1.48%
Beta0.81
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company worldwide. The company's Human Capital and Benefits segment offers 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. It also provides advice, data, software, and products to address clients' total rewards and talent issues. Its Corporate Risk and Broking segment offers risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services in the areas of property and casualty, financial lines, transport, and facultative. The company's 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 and wholesale brokers; and underwriting and capital management, capital market, and advisory and brokerage services. Its Benefits Delivery and Administration segment provides primary medical and ancillary benefit exchange, and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees in the group and individual markets. This segment delivers healthcare and reimbursement accounts, including health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, flexible spending accounts, 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

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.51 billion
Cash Flow$15.6634 per share
Book Value$79.03 per share

Profitability

Net Income$695 million

Miscellaneous

Employees43,000
Market Cap$22.79 billion
Next Earnings Date8/1/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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 Wednesday, February 27th. Stockholders of record on Sunday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 28th. This is a positive change from Willis Towers Watson's previous quarterly dividend of $0.60. View Willis Towers Watson's Dividend History.

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

Willis Towers Watson declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign 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 quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 1st. The financial services provider reported $2.98 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.99 by $0.01. The financial services provider earned $2.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.37 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 8.99% and a return on equity of 12.89%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $2.71 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, August 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

13 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Willis Towers Watson's stock. Their predictions range from $164.00 to $210.00. On average, they anticipate Willis Towers Watson's stock price to reach $189.4167 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Willis Towers Watson.

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

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings, 8 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Willis Towers Watson.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Willis Towers Watson stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Willis Towers Watson stock:
  • 1. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We are not changing our EPS estimates or price target at this time. The biggest recent issue with Willis was the potential merger with AON (AON confirmed it was in talks with WLTW about a deal but then ended the discussion) and Willis did not want to say anything on the potential combination." (3/22/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Willis Towers is set to deliver value via incremental revenue growth, cost synergies and tax efficiencies besides unlocking the balance sheet capacity. Focus on realizing operational efficiencies, investing in new growth avenues and strengthening its client services bode well for the company. Its inorganic growth story remains impressive and helps leverage strength to penetrate deeper into the markets and expand its international presence. Willis Towers expects adjusted earnings per share between $10.12 and $10.32 (raised from the $9.88-$10.12 band), organic revenue growth of about 4% and EBITDA to be around 25% in 2018. However, escalating expenses, rising debt-level and an adverse forex remain its key concerns. Shares of Willis Towers has underperformed the industry in a year." (1/12/2019)

Has Willis Towers Watson been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about WLTW stock has trended somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a media sentiment score of -1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

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

What other stocks do shareholders of Willis Towers Watson own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Willis Towers Watson investors own include Ultra Clean (UCTT), Mattel (MAT), General Electric (GE), General Motors (GM), Twitter (TWTR), Mastercard (MA), American National BankShares (AMNB), Walt Disney (DIS), US Foods (USFD) and VMware (VMW).

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 69)
  • Mr. Michael J. Burwell CPA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. David Shalders, Operations & Technology Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Todd J. Jones, Head of Corp. Risk & Broking (Age 54)
  • Mr. Gene H. Wickes, Head of Benefits Delivery & Admin. (Age 67)

Who are Willis Towers Watson's major shareholders?

Willis Towers Watson's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.35%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (3.16%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.02%), FMR LLC (1.95%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.91%) and FIL Ltd (1.61%). Company insiders that own Willis Towers Watson stock include Adam Garrard, Anna C Catalano, Brendan R Oneill, Jeffrey W Ubben, Joseph Gunn, Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Michael J Burwell, Nicolas Aubert, Roger F Millay 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 Mawer Investment Management Ltd., Wells Fargo & Company MN, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wellington Management Group LLP, Southpoint Capital Advisors LP, Pzena Investment Management LLC, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC and Altrinsic Global Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Willis Towers Watson company stock in the last year include Adam Garrard, Anna C Catalano, Joseph Gunn, Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Nicolas Aubert and Todd J Jones. View Insider Buying and Selling for Willis Towers Watson.

Which institutional investors are buying Willis Towers Watson stock?

WLTW stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Argent Capital Management LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, SEI Investments Co and Strs Ohio. 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 $176.37.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $22.79 billion and generates $8.51 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $695 million in net income (profit) each year or $9.73 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 http://www.willistowerswatson.com.

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:  457 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  522 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  979
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This page was last updated on 5/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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