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

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$171.09 +0.70 (+0.41 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$171.09
Today's Range$170.19 - $172.33
52-Week Range$134.50 - $172.33
Volume853,127 shs
Average Volume675,741 shs
Market Capitalization$22.23 billion
P/E Ratio17.58
Dividend Yield1.41%
Beta0.74
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

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$15.6963 per share
Book Value$76.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$695 million

Miscellaneous

Employees43,000
Market Cap$22.23 billion
Next Earnings Date5/6/2019 (Estimated)
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. Stockholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.40%. 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 announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $400,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication 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) issued its earnings results on Thursday, February, 7th. The financial services provider reported $4.00 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $4.06 by $0.06. The financial services provider had revenue of $2.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.38 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a return on equity of 12.44% and a net margin of 8.16%. Willis Towers Watson's revenue for the quarter was up 10.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.21 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 Monday, May 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

14 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for Willis Towers Watson's stock. Their forecasts range from $160.00 to $192.00. On average, they anticipate Willis Towers Watson's stock price to reach $175.0909 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Willis Towers Watson.

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

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings, 8 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 trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. 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 media sentiment score of -1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the financial services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

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 General Electric (GE), Ultra Clean (UCTT), Mattel (MAT), General Motors (GM), Twitter (TWTR), American National BankShares (AMNB), US Foods (USFD), Walt Disney (DIS), VMware (VMW) and Mcdonald's (MCD).

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. Todd J. Jones, Head of Corp. Risk & Broking (Age 54)
  • Ms. Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Head of Human Capital & Benefits (Age 58)
  • 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 many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.60%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (4.70%), Harris Associates L P (3.71%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.90%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (1.51%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.38%). 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 Harris Associates L P, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Pzena Investment Management LLC, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, Prana Capital Management LP and PGGM Investments. 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 BlackRock Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Mackenzie Financial Corp, California Public Employees Retirement System, Hallmark Capital Management Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Honeywell International Inc. and Royal London Asset Management Ltd.. 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 $171.09.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $22.23 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.

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:  441 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  507 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  948
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This page was last updated on 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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