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NASDAQ:WTW

Willis Towers Watson Public - WTW Stock Forecast, Price & News

$219.96
+0.16 (+0.07%)
(As of 08/15/2022 02:15 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$217.26
$220.82
50-Day Range
$190.83
$219.80
52-Week Range
$187.89
$249.70
Volume
13,167 shs
Average Volume
886,268 shs
Market Capitalization
$24.19 billion
P/E Ratio
7.81
Dividend Yield
1.49%
Price Target
$231.00

Willis Towers Watson Public MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.83 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
5.0% Upside
$231.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.96% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.64mentions of Willis Towers Watson Public in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$294,014 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
14.19%
From $13.60 to $15.53 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.18 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

544th out of 929 stocks

Insurance Agents, Brokers, & Service Industry

9th out of 18 stocks

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About Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW) Stock

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Health, Wealth and Career; and Risk and Broking. The company 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. In addition, the company offers risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services in the areas of property and casualty, aerospace, construction, and marine. Further, it offers investment consulting and discretionary management services to insurance and reinsurance companies; insurance consulting and technology, risk and capital management, pricing and predictive modeling, financial and regulatory reporting, financial and capital modeling, merger and acquisition, outsourcing, and business management services; wholesale insurance broking services to retail and wholesale brokers; and underwriting and capital management, capital market, and advisory and brokerage services. Additionally, the company provides primary medical and ancillary benefit exchange, and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees in the group and individual markets, as well as 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.

Willis Towers Watson Public Price Performance

Shares of WTW opened at $219.80 on Monday. The business's 50 day moving average price is $201.82 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $216.51. The firm has a market cap of $24.17 billion, a PE ratio of 7.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 2.57 and a current ratio of 2.57. Willis Towers Watson Public has a 52-week low of $187.89 and a 52-week high of $249.70.

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW - Get Rating) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $2.32 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $2.32. Willis Towers Watson Public had a net margin of 39.87% and a return on equity of 13.06%. The business had revenue of $2.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.07 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.66 EPS. Willis Towers Watson Public's revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public will post 13.6 EPS for the current year.

Willis Towers Watson Public Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 30th were paid a dividend of $0.82 per share. This represents a $3.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 29th. Willis Towers Watson Public's dividend payout ratio is 11.64%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

WTW has been the subject of several research analyst reports. The Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public in a report on Tuesday, July 12th. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $227.00 target price for the company. Jefferies Financial Group dropped their price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public from $237.00 to $218.00 and set a "hold" rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public from $242.00 to $222.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a report on Monday, May 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $231.00.

Insider Activity

In related news, insider Julie Jarecke Gebauer sold 1,400 shares of Willis Towers Watson Public stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $210.01, for a total transaction of $294,014.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 92,555 shares in the company, valued at approximately $19,437,475.55. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.83% of the company's stock.

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WTW Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 7/15 Dividend
6/29/2022
Dividend Payable
7/15/2022
Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Today
8/15/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Insurance agents, brokers, & service
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:WTW
Employees
44,200
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$231.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$250.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$218.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+5.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.83
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$4.22 billion
Pretax Margin
25.32%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.00 billion
Cash Flow
$17.22 per share
Book Value
$106.80 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
109,053,000
Market Cap
$24.19 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.78














WTW Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Willis Towers Watson Public stock right now?

6 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson Public in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating and 5 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" WTW shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WTW, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Willis Towers Watson Public's stock price forecast for 2022?

6 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Willis Towers Watson Public's stock. Their WTW share price forecasts range from $218.00 to $250.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $231.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have WTW shares performed in 2022?

Willis Towers Watson Public's stock was trading at $229.12 at the beginning of the year. Since then, WTW shares have decreased by 4.1% and is now trading at $219.80.
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When is Willis Towers Watson Public's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 27th 2022.
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How were Willis Towers Watson Public's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 28th. The company reported $2.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $2.32. The firm had revenue of $2.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.07 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.06% and a net margin of 39.87%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.66 EPS.

How often does Willis Towers Watson Public pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Willis Towers Watson Public?

Willis Towers Watson Public declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.82 per share on Friday, July 15th. This represents a $3.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 29th.
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Is Willis Towers Watson Public a good dividend stock?

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW) pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.49%. The dividend payout ratio is 11.64%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WTW will have a dividend payout ratio of 21.12% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for WTW.

What is Willis Towers Watson Public's stock symbol?

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

Who are Willis Towers Watson Public's major shareholders?

Willis Towers Watson Public's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (5.81%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (5.61%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.25%), Starboard Value LP (2.04%), Cantillon Capital Management LLC (1.68%) and FMR LLC (1.67%). Insiders that own company stock include Anne Donovan Bodnar, Carl Aaron Hess and Julie Jarecke Gebauer.
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How do I buy shares of Willis Towers Watson Public?

Shares of WTW stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Willis Towers Watson Public's stock price today?

One share of WTW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $219.80.

How much money does Willis Towers Watson Public make?

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW) has a market capitalization of $24.17 billion and generates $9.00 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $4.22 billion in net income (profit) each year or $28.18 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Willis Towers Watson Public have?

The company employs 44,200 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Willis Towers Watson Public?

Willis Towers Watson Public's mailing address is C/O WILLIS GROUP LIMITED 51 LIME STREET, LONDON X0, EC3M 7DQ. The official website for the company is www.willistowerswatson.com. The company can be reached via phone at 442031246000, via email at investor.relations@willis.com, or via fax at 44-20-3124-8223.

This page (NASDAQ:WTW) was last updated on 8/15/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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