NASDAQ:WLTW - Willis Towers Watson Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $158.86 -1.62 (-1.01 %) (As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$160.48Today's Range$155.43 - $159.6352-Week Range$134.50 - $164.99Volume1.24 million shsAverage Volume593,343 shsMarket Capitalization$20.79 billionP/E Ratio18.67Dividend Yield1.50%Beta0.74 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive WLTW News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WLTW and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Insurance agents, brokers, & service Sub-IndustryN/A SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:WLTW Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.willistowerswatson.com Phone44-20-3124-6000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44 Current Ratio1.86 Quick Ratio1.86 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio18.67 Forward P/E Ratio16.18 P/E Growth1.37 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$8.20 billion Price / Sales2.52 Cash Flow$14.9445 per share Price / Cash10.63 Book Value$78.21 per share Price / Book2.03 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 Shares129,940,000Market Cap$20.79 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 Monday, September 10th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date 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 initiated a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Willis Towers Watson's earnings last quarter? Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November, 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.21. The financial services provider earned $1.89 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 quarter last year, the company 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 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 analysts have issued 12 month price targets 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 $173.5385 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Willis Towers Watson. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Willis Towers Watson? 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? News coverage about WLTW stock has trended neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a media sentiment score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the financial services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Willis Towers Watson's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Willis Towers Watson include KERING S A/ADR (PPRUY), Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), AON (AON), Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG), AXA Equitable (EQH), Brown & Brown (BRO), Erie Indemnity (ERIE), Ashmore Group (AJMPF), Fanhua (FANH), CorVel (CRVL), AA (AATDF), Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ), eHealth (EHTH), Crawford & Company (CRD.B) and Crawford & Company (CRD.A). 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.22%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (4.72%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.10%), Capital Research Global Investors (2.41%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.89%) and FIL Ltd (1.82%). 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, 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 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 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 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.. 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 $158.86. How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson? Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $20.79 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 418 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 486 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 904MarketBeat'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 11/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Are all No-Load Funds Equal?