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Willis Towers Watson Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NASDAQ:WLTW)

$188.95
-0.80 (-0.42 %)
(As of 11/16/2019 08:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
$188.08
Now: $188.95
$190.70
50-Day Range
$183.68
MA: $187.77
$197.31
52-Week Range
$144.13
Now: $188.95
$200.93
Volume567,700 shs
Average Volume588,899 shs
Market Capitalization$24.29 billion
P/E Ratio19.42
Dividend Yield1.37%
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. Read More…

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$15.56 per share
Book Value$77.79 per share

Profitability

Net Income$695 million

Miscellaneous

Employees43,000
Market Cap$24.29 billion
Next Earnings Date2/6/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Monday, September 9th. Investors of record on Monday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.65 per share on Tuesday, October 15th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, 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 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often 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 earnings results on Thursday, October, 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.01. The financial services provider had revenue of $1.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.98 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 10.07% and a return on equity of 13.01%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.32 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, February 6th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

12 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Willis Towers Watson's stock. Their forecasts range from $164.00 to $235.00. On average, they anticipate Willis Towers Watson's share price to reach $203.18 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Willis Towers Watson.

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

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson in the last year. There are currently 2 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.

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 do not anticipate Willis to repurchase shares in 2019, which was what they relayed to the street following announcing the TRANZACT acquisition." (7/31/2019)
  • 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?

Media coverage about WLTW stock has been trending somewhat negative on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a coverage optimism score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for Willis Towers Watson.

Are investors shorting Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 989,800 shares, an increase of 5.9% from the September 30th total of 934,300 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 569,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.7 days. Currently, 0.8% of the company's shares are sold short. View Willis Towers Watson's Current Options Chain.

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 Mastercard (MA), CVS Health (CVS), Mcdonald's (MCD), Procter & Gamble (PG), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), AON (AON), Boeing (BA) and salesforce.com (CRM).

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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.86%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.54%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (0.45%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.26%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.15%) and New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.15%). Company insiders that own Willis Towers Watson stock include Adam Garrard, Anna C Catalano, Joseph Gunn, Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Nicolas Aubert 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 State of Tennessee Treasury Department, AMF Pensionsforsakring AB, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP, First Trust Advisors LP, Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Comerica Bank and Hallmark Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Willis Towers Watson company stock in the last year include Adam Garrard, Anna C Catalano, Joseph Gunn and Nicolas Aubert. View Insider Buying and Selling for Willis Towers Watson.

Which major investors are buying Willis Towers Watson stock?

WLTW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, California Public Employees Retirement System, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., SG Americas Securities LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Tibra Equities Europe Ltd, Railway Pension Investments Ltd and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Willis Towers Watson's stock price today?

One share of WLTW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $188.95.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $24.29 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.View Additional Information About Willis Towers Watson.

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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  502 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  555 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,057
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 11/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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