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

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$153.76 -2.69 (-1.72 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$156.45
Today's Range$153.50 - $156.87
52-Week Range$134.50 - $164.99
Volume492,900 shs
Average Volume605,017 shs
Market Capitalization$20.24 billion
P/E Ratio18.07
Dividend Yield1.54%
Beta0.78
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
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WLTW
Previous Symbol
CUSIPN/A
Phone44-20-3124-6000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio1.86
Quick Ratio1.86

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio18.07
Forward P/E Ratio15.66
P/E Growth1.34

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.20 billion
Price / Sales2.44
Cash Flow$14.8560 per share
Price / Cash Flow10.35
Book Value$77.62 per share
Price / Book1.98

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.51
Net Income$568 million
Net Margins6.84%
Return on Equity10.15%
Return on Assets3.15%

Miscellaneous

Employees43,000
Outstanding Shares129,940,000
Market Cap$20.24 billion
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 Tuesday, November 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 31st will be given a dividend of $0.60 per share on Tuesday, January 15th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 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 of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $400,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Willis Towers Watson's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November, 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.21. The financial services provider earned $1.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.88 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 6.84% and a return on equity of 10.15%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.12 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 Thursday, February 14th 2019. 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 Friday, November, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $10.12-10.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.60. Willis Towers Watson also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $10.12-10.32 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Willis Towers Watson's shares. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $195.00. On average, they anticipate Willis Towers Watson's stock price to reach $173.5385 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.9% 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, 9 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Willis Towers Watson.

Has Willis Towers Watson been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about WLTW stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a coverage optimism score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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 variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.43%), Vanguard Group Inc (10.43%), BlackRock Inc. (6.22%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (4.72%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.10%) and Capital Research Global Investors (2.41%). Company insiders that own Willis Towers Watson stock include Adam Garrard, Brendan R Oneill, Jeffrey W Ubben, Joseph Gunn, Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Michael J Burwell, Nicolas Aubert, Paul D Thomas, 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 Capital Research Global Investors, FIL Ltd, FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Cantillon Capital Management LLC and Panagora Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Willis Towers Watson company stock in the last year include Adam Garrard, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, Capital World Investors, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Clarkston Capital Partners LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Ceredex Value Advisors LLC and Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc.. 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 $153.76.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $20.24 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 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:  427 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  492 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  919
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 12/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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