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

$189.21
-5.09 (-2.62 %)
(As of 08/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$188.05
Now: $189.21
$194.95
50-Day Range
$189.70
MA: $195.69
$199.41
52-Week Range
$134.50
Now: $189.21
$200.93
Volume403,625 shs
Average Volume627,520 shs
Market Capitalization$24.41 billion
P/E Ratio19.45
Dividend Yield1.34%
Beta0.82
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
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$15.2959 per share
Book Value$79.10 per share

Profitability

Net Income$695 million

Miscellaneous

Employees43,000
Market Cap$24.41 billion
Next Earnings Date11/1/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 27th. 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 initiated a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, February 27th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $400,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Willis Towers Watson's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.78 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.76 by $0.02. The financial services provider earned $2.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.06 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a net margin of 9.86% and a return on equity of 13.00%. The company's revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.70 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 Friday, November 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Willis Towers Watson.

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

Willis Towers Watson issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $10.75-11.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $10.76.

What price target have analysts set for WLTW?

12 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Willis Towers Watson's shares. Their forecasts range from $164.00 to $235.00. On average, they anticipate Willis Towers Watson's stock price to reach $203.6364 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Willis Towers Watson.

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

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings, 9 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 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)
  • 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 headlines about WLTW stock have been trending positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press 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 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Willis Towers Watson.

Are investors shorting Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson saw a decline in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 925,500 shares, a decline of 16.2% from the June 15th total of 1,103,900 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 486,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. Currently, 0.7% of the company's 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 Mastercard (MA), CVS Health (CVS), Mcdonald's (MCD), Procter & Gamble (PG), AT&T (T), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), AON (AON), Boeing (BA) and salesforce.com (CRM).

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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (12.55%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.86%), BlackRock Inc. (8.95%), BlackRock Inc. (8.95%), Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (5.20%) and Invesco Ltd. (3.35%). Company insiders that own Willis Towers Watson stock include Adam Garrard, Anna C Catalano, Jeffrey W Ubben, Joseph Gunn, Julie Jarecke Gebauer, Michael J Burwell, Nicolas Aubert 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 D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Pzena Investment Management LLC, UBS Oconnor LLC, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corp and Mackenzie Financial Corp. 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 major investors are buying Willis Towers Watson stock?

WLTW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., BlackRock Inc., Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Southpoint Capital Advisors LP and AQR Capital Management 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 $189.21.

How big of a company is Willis Towers Watson?

Willis Towers Watson has a market capitalization of $24.41 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 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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  482 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  537 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,019
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This page was last updated on 8/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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