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

+1.62 (+0.86 %)
(As of 06/20/2019 09:20 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $189.73
50-Day Range
MA: $180.29
52-Week Range
Now: $189.73
Volume450,920 shs
Average Volume425,171 shs
Market Capitalization$24.52 billion
P/E Ratio19.50
Dividend Yield1.38%
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company worldwide. The company's Human Capital and Benefits segment offers 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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Insurance agents, brokers, & service
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WLTW



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.51 billion
Cash Flow$15.7714 per share
Book Value$76.74 per share


Net Income$695 million


Market Cap$24.52 billion
Next Earnings Date8/1/2019 (Estimated)

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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 21st. Investors of record on Sunday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.65 per share on Monday, July 15th. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 27th. 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 authorized a share buyback plan on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $400,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Willis Towers Watson's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 1st. The financial services provider reported $2.98 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.99 by $0.01. The financial services provider earned $2.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.37 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a return on equity of 12.89% and a net margin of 8.99%. The business's revenue was up 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.71 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 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

13 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Willis Towers Watson's stock. Their forecasts range from $164.00 to $210.00. On average, they expect Willis Towers Watson's stock price to reach $189.8333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Willis Towers Watson.

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

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson in the last year. There are currently 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.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Willis Towers Watson stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Willis Towers Watson stock:
  • 1. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We are not changing our EPS estimates or price target at this time. The biggest recent issue with Willis was the potential merger with AON (AON confirmed it was in talks with WLTW about a deal but then ended the discussion) and Willis did not want to say anything on the potential combination." (3/22/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Willis Towers is set to deliver value via incremental revenue growth, cost synergies and tax efficiencies besides unlocking the balance sheet capacity. Focus on realizing operational efficiencies, investing in new growth avenues and strengthening its client services bode well for the company. Its inorganic growth story remains impressive and helps leverage strength to penetrate deeper into the markets and expand its international presence. Willis Towers expects adjusted earnings per share between $10.12 and $10.32 (raised from the $9.88-$10.12 band), organic revenue growth of about 4% and EBITDA to be around 25% in 2018. However, escalating expenses, rising debt-level and an adverse forex remain its key concerns. Shares of Willis Towers has underperformed the industry in a year." (1/12/2019)

Has Willis Towers Watson been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WLTW stock have trended neutral on Thursday, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a news impact score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines 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 near term. View News Stories for Willis Towers Watson.

Are investors shorting Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson saw a increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 895,600 shares, an increase of 17.9% from the April 15th total of 759,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 653,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.4 days. Approximately 0.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Willis Towers Watson's Current Options Chain.

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 Ultra Clean (UCTT), General Electric (GE), Mattel (MAT), General Motors (GM), Twitter (TWTR), Mastercard (MA), American National BankShares (AMNB), Walt Disney (DIS), VMware (VMW) and Boeing (BA).

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. David Shalders, Operations & Technology Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Todd J. Jones, Head of Corp. Risk & Broking (Age 54)
  • 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 a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.35%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (3.16%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (3.02%), FMR LLC (1.95%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.91%) and FIL Ltd (1.61%). Company insiders that own Willis Towers Watson stock include Adam Garrard, Anna C Catalano, Brendan R Oneill, Jeffrey W Ubben, Joseph Gunn, Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Michael J Burwell, Nicolas Aubert, 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 Mawer Investment Management Ltd., Wells Fargo & Company MN, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Pzena Investment Management LLC, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Altrinsic Global Advisors LLC, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC and Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Willis Towers Watson company stock in the last year include Adam Garrard, Anna C Catalano, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Argent Capital Management LLC, Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc., State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Strs Ohio, California Public Employees Retirement System and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. 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 $189.73.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $24.52 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.View Additional Information About Willis Towers Watson.

What is Willis Towers Watson's official website?

The official website for Willis Towers Watson is

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:  464 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  527 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  991
MarketBeat'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 6/20/2019 by Staff

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