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

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$157.56 -0.48 (-0.30 %)
(As of 07/17/2018 08:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$158.04
Today's Range$157.00 - $158.11
52-Week Range$142.67 - $165.00
Volume460,900 shs
Average Volume450,651 shs
Market Capitalization$20.84 billion
P/E Ratio21.10
Dividend Yield1.52%
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

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Insurance agents, brokers, & service


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


Trailing P/E Ratio21.10
Forward P/E Ratio16.38
P/E Growth1.36

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.20 billion
Price / Sales2.53
Cash Flow$15.0057 per share
Price / Cash10.50
Book Value$77.62 per share
Price / Book2.03


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


Outstanding Shares131,840,000
Market Cap$20,835.99

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 24th. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.52%. The ex-dividend date 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 authorized a stock buyback 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 reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May, 7th. The financial services provider reported $2.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.63 by $0.08. The financial services provider earned $2.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.17 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 5.37% and a return on equity of 9.69%. The firm's revenue was down 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $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?

15 brokerages have issued twelve-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 $172.8333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Willis Towers Watson.

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

15 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 and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

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 trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.50 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are Willis Towers Watson's major shareholders?

Willis Towers Watson's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.11%), Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.01%) and Atria Investments LLC (0.00%). 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 Bank of Montreal Can and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund and Atria Investments LLC. 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 $157.56.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $20.84 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 (NASDAQ WLTW)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  368 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  433 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  801
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This page was last updated on 7/17/2018 by Staff

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