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NASDAQ:WLTWWillis Towers Watson Stock Price, Forecast & News

$199.24
+2.66 (+1.35 %)
(As of 07/8/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$196.87
Now: $199.24
$199.72
50-Day Range
$186.77
MA: $197.96
$206.81
52-Week Range
$143.34
Now: $199.24
$220.97
Volume468,400 shs
Average Volume999,850 shs
Market Capitalization$25.65 billion
P/E Ratio24.42
Dividend Yield1.38%
Beta0.8
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. It also provides advice, data, software, and products to address clients' total rewards and talent issues. Its Corporate Risk and Broking segment offers risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services in the areas of property and casualty, financial lines, transport, and facultative. The company's 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 and wholesale brokers; and underwriting and capital management, capital market, and advisory and brokerage services. Its Benefits Delivery and Administration segment provides primary medical and ancillary benefit exchange, and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees in the group and individual markets. This segment delivers healthcare and reimbursement accounts, including health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, flexible spending accounts, 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.58 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$9.04 billion
Cash Flow$16.91 per share
Book Value$80.65 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.04 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees45,000
Market Cap$25.65 billion
Next Earnings Date7/29/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Willis Towers Watson's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Willis Towers Watson's stock was trading at $188.25 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WLTW shares have increased by 5.8% and is now trading at $199.24. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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 8 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Willis Towers Watson.

When is Willis Towers Watson's next earnings date?

Willis Towers Watson is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 29th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Willis Towers Watson.

How were Willis Towers Watson's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 30th. The financial services provider reported $3.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.13 by $0.21. The financial services provider had revenue of $2.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.47 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 11.55% and a return on equity of 14.39%. The company's revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.98 EPS. View Willis Towers Watson's earnings history.

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 21st. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.68 per share on Wednesday, July 15th. This represents a $2.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 29th. View Willis Towers Watson's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

13 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Willis Towers Watson's shares. Their forecasts range from $185.00 to $248.00. On average, they anticipate Willis Towers Watson's share price to reach $216.62 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.7% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets 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. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Willis Towers Watson is well-poised on incremental revenue growth, cost synergies and solid balance sheet. Focus on realizing operational efficiencies, investment in new growth avenues and strength of its client services bode well. Acquisitions have helped the company to penetrate deeper into the markets and expand its international presence. Increasing organic commissions and fees, solid customer retention levels and growing new business should help the company to ramp up its revenues. Solid balance sheet and steady cash flow ensure effective capital deployment. Its shares have outperformed its industry in past year. However, higher expenses tend to weigh on margin expansion. Increasing long-term debt and lower interest rate pose financial risks for company. Also, exposure to foreign exchange volatility remains a concern." (4/10/2020)
  • 2. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We do not anticipate Willis to repurchase shares in 2019, which was what they relayed to the street following announcing the TRANZACT acquisition." (7/31/2019)

Has Willis Towers Watson been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about WLTW stock have been trending negative on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Willis Towers Watson earned a news sentiment score of -2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news about Willis Towers Watson.

Are investors shorting Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson saw a increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,550,000 shares, an increase of 13.1% from the May 31st total of 3,140,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,250,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.8% of the company's shares 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 Mastercard (MA), AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), Mcdonald's (MCD), Procter & Gamble (PG), Home Depot (HD), IBM (IBM), Netflix (NFLX), Starbucks (SBUX) and UnitedHealth Group (UNH).

Who are Willis Towers Watson's key executives?

Willis Towers Watson's management team includes the following 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)

What is Willis Towers Watson's stock symbol?

Willis Towers Watson trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WLTW."

Who are Willis Towers Watson's major shareholders?

Willis Towers Watson's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.04%), Chesley Taft & Associates LLC (0.03%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.00%), IBM Retirement Fund (0.00%) and Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Willis Towers Watson stock include Adam Garrard, Anna C Catalano, Anne Donovan Bodnar, Joseph Gunn, Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Nicolas Aubert 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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., Chesley Taft & Associates LLC, Confluence Investment Management LLC, Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC, and IBM Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have sold Willis Towers Watson company stock in the last year include Anne Donovan Bodnar, Joseph Gunn, and Nicolas Aubert. View insider buying and selling activity 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 New England Guild Wealth Advisors Inc., and Ellevest Inc.. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Willis Towers Watson's stock price today?

One share of WLTW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $199.24.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $25.65 billion and generates $9.04 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $1.04 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.96 on an earnings per share basis. Willis Towers Watson employs 45,000 workers across the globe.

What is Willis Towers Watson's official website?

The official website for Willis Towers Watson is 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]

This page was last updated on 7/9/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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