About Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW)
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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Insurance agents, brokers, & service
Trailing P/E Ratio17.99
Forward P/E Ratio15.63
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$8.20 billion
Price / Sales2.44
Cash Flow$14.9320 per share
Price / Cash10.14
Book Value$77.62 per share
Price / Book1.95
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.51
Net Income$568 million
Return on Equity11.25%
Return on Assets3.56%
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, February 26th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Monday, April 16th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This is a positive change from Willis Towers Watson's previous quarterly dividend of $0.53. View Willis Towers Watson's Dividend History.
How will Willis Towers Watson's stock buyback program work?
Willis Towers Watson declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Willis Towers Watson's earnings last quarter?
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) issued its earnings results on Thursday, February, 8th. The financial services provider reported $2.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.11 by $0.10. The financial services provider earned $2.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.99 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 6.93% and a return on equity of 11.25%. The company's revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.88 EPS. View Willis Towers Watson's Earnings History.
When is Willis Towers Watson's next earnings date?
What guidance has Willis Towers Watson issued on next quarter's earnings?
Willis Towers Watson updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $9.88-10.12 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $9.79.
What price target have analysts set for WLTW?
17 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Willis Towers Watson's stock. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $195.00. On average, they expect Willis Towers Watson's stock price to reach $170.6429 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Willis Towers Watson.
Are investors shorting Willis Towers Watson?
Willis Towers Watson saw a drop in short interest in the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,347,019 shares, a drop of 27.3% from the March 15th total of 1,853,629 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 648,448 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.1 days. Currently, 1.0% of the company's shares are short sold.
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. Todd J. Jones, Head of Corp. Risk & Broking (Age 53)
- Mr. Nicolas Aubert, Head of Great Britain and Chief Exec. Officer of Willis Limited (Age 52)
- Mr. Gene H. Wickes, Head of Benefits Delivery & Admin. (Age 66)
- Mr. Michael J. Burwell CPA, Chief Financial Officer (Age 54)
Has Willis Towers Watson been receiving favorable news coverage?
News coverage about WLTW stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.62 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.
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 $151.41.
How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?
Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $20.22 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.
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]
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Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
17 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Willis Towers Watson in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $170.6429, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 12.70%. The high price target for WLTW is $195.00 and the low price target for WLTW is $150.00. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Buy||Buy||Buy||Buy|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.53||2.64||2.53||2.69|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||2 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
11 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|1 Sell Rating(s)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
1 Hold Rating(s)
13 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$170.6429||$171.0769||$160.2857||$158.0714|
|Price Target Upside: ||12.70% upside||8.32% upside||3.10% upside||0.31% upside|
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) Consensus Price Target History
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/21/2016 forward)
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) Dividend Information
Willis Towers Watson pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share, with a dividend yield of 1.59%. WLTW's most recent quarterly dividend payment was Monday, April 16. Willis Towers Watson pays out 28.20% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Most Recent Dividend:||4/16/2018|
|Payout Ratio:||28.20% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
24.77% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
22.12% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ WLTW) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 93.60%
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ WLTW) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|2/20/2018||Joseph Gunn||Insider||Sell||9,438||$159.95||$1,509,608.10||22,041|| |
|2/16/2018||Joseph Gunn||Insider||Sell||9,437||$159.94||$1,509,353.78||22,040|| |
|11/9/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Director||Sell||320,000||$161.15||$51,568,000.00|| |
|11/6/2017||Michael J Burwell||CFO||Buy||3,100||$160.10||$496,310.00||3,100|| |
|10/13/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||287,532||$156.74||$45,067,765.68|| |
|10/12/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Director||Sell||103,578||$156.36||$16,195,456.08|| |
|10/11/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Director||Sell||55,717||$156.04||$8,694,080.68|| |
|10/6/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||8,118||$156.05||$1,266,813.90|| |
|9/27/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||304,350||$154.88||$47,137,728.00|| |
|9/18/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||41,348||$152.38||$6,300,608.24|| |
|9/12/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||193,000||$152.31||$29,395,830.00|| |
|9/8/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||491,652||$148.59||$73,054,570.68|| |
|9/7/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Director||Sell||220,000||$148.07||$32,575,400.00|| |
|9/6/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Director||Sell||206,000||$148.02||$30,492,120.00|| |
|9/5/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||216,000||$148.64||$32,106,240.00|| |
|8/28/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||311,000||$149.02||$46,345,220.00|| |
|8/24/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||650,000||$149.34||$97,071,000.00|| |
|8/21/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||106,000||$149.05||$15,799,300.00|| |
|8/16/2017||Brendan R Oneill||Director||Sell||5,000||$150.92||$754,600.00||17,302|| |
|8/16/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||316,000||$150.68||$47,614,880.00|| |
|8/15/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Director||Sell||105,000||$151.27||$15,883,350.00|| |
|8/11/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||180,000||$149.09||$26,836,200.00|| |
|8/9/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||820,000||$149.59||$122,663,800.00|| |
|8/8/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Director||Sell||120,000||$149.76||$17,971,200.00|| |
|8/8/2017||Roger F Millay||CFO||Sell||20,000||$149.58||$2,991,600.00||14,059|| |
|8/7/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Director||Sell||85,000||$149.78||$12,731,300.00|| |
|5/30/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||445,000||$145.03||$64,538,350.00|| |
|5/26/2017||Nicolas Aubert||Insider||Sell||3,178||$144.71||$459,888.38|| |
|5/19/2017||Jeffrey W Ubben||Insider||Sell||1,000,000||$140.53||$140,530,000.00|| |
|5/10/2017||Paul D. Thomas||Director||Sell||2,200||$141.62||$311,564.00|| |
|3/6/2017||Julie Jarecke Gebauer||Insider||Sell||10,000||$129.09||$1,290,900.00||110,578|| |
|12/5/2016||Carl Aaron Hess||Insider||Sell||1,000||$120.29||$120,290.00||21,354|| |
|11/17/2016||Susan Dorrance Davies||Insider||Buy||200||$124.04||$24,808.00||1,708|| |
|11/14/2016||Todd J. Jones||Insider||Sell||570||$121.63||$69,329.10|| |
|11/9/2016||Joseph Gunn||Insider||Sell||446||$117.18||$52,262.28|| |
|11/9/2016||Matthew Furman||General Counsel||Sell||387||$117.18||$45,348.66|| |
|9/6/2016||Nicolas Aubert||Insider||Sell||3,149||$126.65||$398,820.85|| |
|8/10/2016||Anna C. Catalano||Director||Sell||390||$122.00||$47,580.00|| |
|5/16/2016||Adam Garrard||Insider||Sell||7,989||$124.26||$992,713.14||8,690|| |
|5/11/2016||Dominic Casserley||CEO||Sell||1,781||$125.50||$223,515.50||89,506|| |
|5/10/2016||Dominic Casserley||CEO||Sell||4,152||$124.53||$517,048.56||91,287|| |
|5/10/2016||Roger F Millay||CFO||Sell||12,073||$123.21||$1,487,514.33||39,838|| |
|5/10/2016||Wilhelm Zeller||Director||Sell||5,000||$123.11||$615,550.00||5,659|| |
|3/7/2016||David Shalders||Insider||Sell||691||$116.45||$80,466.95||8,568|| |
|3/7/2016||Dominic Casserley||CEO||Sell||5,751||$116.45||$669,703.95||95,439|| |
|2/17/2016||Carl Aaron Hess||Insider||Sell||12,499||$111.47||$1,393,263.53||20,047|| |
|8/31/2015||Anna C Catalano||Director||Sell||1,185||$43.06||$51,026.10||12,394|| |
|3/2/2015||Stephen Patrick Hearn||CEO||Sell||1,042||$47.77||$49,776.34|| |
|2/17/2015||Todd J Jones||CEO||Sell||16,666||$47.42||$790,301.72|| |
|2/13/2015||Anna C Catalano||Director||Sell||33,000||$47.75||$1,575,750.00|| |
|2/13/2015||Timothy D Wright||CEO||Sell||100,000||$47.58||$4,758,000.00|| |
|8/13/2014||Todd J Jones||CEO||Sell||59,588||$41.03||$2,444,895.64|| |
|8/12/2014||Wendy E Lane||Director||Sell||1,160||$40.84||$47,374.40|| |
|3/3/2014||Jeffrey Ubben||Insider||Buy||207,900||$40.97||$8,517,663.00|| |
|2/20/2014||Todd Jones||CEO||Sell||10,000||$42.02||$420,200.00||21,942|| |
|6/13/2013||Holdings L.P. Valueact||Major Shareholder||Buy||289,900||$39.23||$11,372,777.00|| |
|6/6/2013||Holdings L.P. Valueact||Major Shareholder||Buy||568,400||$39.01||$22,173,284.00|| |
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Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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