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

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$154.63 +1.06 (+0.69 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 05:48 AM ET)
Previous Close$153.57
Today's Range$153.16 - $154.78
52-Week Range$134.50 - $164.99
Volume598,200 shs
Average Volume725,370 shs
Market Capitalization$20.01 billion
P/E Ratio18.17
Dividend Yield1.56%
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

Current Ratio1.86
Quick Ratio1.86

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$8.20 billion
Price / Sales2.45
Cash Flow$15.1153 per share
Price / Cash Flow10.23
Book Value$77.62 per share
Price / Book1.99

Profitability

Net Income$568 million
Net Margins6.84%
Return on Assets3.15%

Miscellaneous

Employees43,000
Market Cap$20.01 billion
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. Investors 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.55%. 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 of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $400,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors 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 Friday, November, 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.11 by $0.21. The financial services provider had revenue of $1.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.88 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 6.84% and a return on equity of 10.15%. Willis Towers Watson's revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.12 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 Thursday, February 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson.

What guidance has Willis Towers Watson issued on next quarter's earnings?

Willis Towers Watson updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $10.12-10.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $9.60. Willis Towers Watson also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $10.12-10.32 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

16 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Willis Towers Watson's stock. Their forecasts range from $150.00 to $195.00. On average, they anticipate Willis Towers Watson's share price to reach $176.4615 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Willis Towers Watson.

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

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings, 10 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 been trending positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson saw a increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,504,081 shares, an increase of 48.4% from the December 14th total of 1,687,714 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,361,434 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days. Approximately 1.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Willis Towers Watson's Current Options Chain.

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)

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 investors include Chesley Taft & Associates LLC (0.03%), Tealwood Asset Management Inc. (0.01%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.01%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.00%) and Cerebellum GP LLC (0.00%). 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 major investors are selling Willis Towers Watson stock?

WLTW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Tealwood Asset Management Inc., Chesley Taft & Associates LLC and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. 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 major investors are buying Willis Towers Watson stock?

WLTW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cerebellum GP LLC. 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 $154.63.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $20.01 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.

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:  436 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  501 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  937
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This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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