NASDAQ:WLTW - Willis Towers Watson Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$152.47 -0.98 (-0.64 %)
(As of 06/21/2018 11:49 AM ET)
Previous Close$153.20
Today's Range$152.15 - $153.44
52-Week Range$142.67 - $165.00
Volume8,267 shs
Average Volume507,588 shs
Market Capitalization$20.30 billion
P/E Ratio17.92
Dividend Yield1.56%
Beta0.89
Willis Towers Watson logoWillis 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

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.42
Current Ratio2.68
Quick Ratio2.68

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio17.92
Forward P/E Ratio15.85
P/E Growth1.33

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.20 billion
Price / Sales2.45
Cash Flow$14.9042 per share
Price / Cash10.23
Book Value$77.62 per share
Price / Book1.96

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$8.51
Net Income$568 million
Net Margins5.37%
Return on Equity9.69%
Return on Assets3.05%

Miscellaneous

Employees43,000
Outstanding Shares131,840,000

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 Thursday, May 24th. Stockholders of record on Saturday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Monday, July 16th. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th. 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 approved a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $400,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Willis Towers Watson's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May, 7th. The financial services provider reported $2.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.63 by $0.08. The financial services provider had revenue of $2.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.17 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 5.37% and a return on equity of 9.69%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $3.71 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, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

16 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Willis Towers Watson's shares. Their predictions range from $150.00 to $195.00. On average, they anticipate Willis Towers Watson's share price to reach $171.2308 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Willis Towers Watson.

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)

Has Willis Towers Watson been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about WLTW stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.84 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

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 investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.08%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.05%), FIL Ltd (2.28%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (2.03%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (1.59%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.10%). Company insiders that own Willis Towers Watson stock include Anna C Catalano, Brendan R Oneill, Carl Aaron Hess, Jeffrey W Ubben, Joseph Gunn, Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Matthew Furman, 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 Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Marble Arch Investments LP, Swiss National Bank, Cantillon Capital Management LLC, Legal & General Group Plc and Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Willis Towers Watson company stock in the last year include Brendan R Oneill, Jeffrey W Ubben, Joseph Gunn and Roger F Millay. 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 Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Barclays PLC, North Run Capital LP, Seven Eight Capital LP, Pzena Investment Management LLC, FIL Ltd, First Republic Investment Management Inc. and Epoch Investment Partners 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 $152.43.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $20.30 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Willis Towers Watson (WLTW)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  357 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  419 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  776
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This page was last updated on 6/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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