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NASDAQ:WTW

Willis Towers Watson Public (WTW) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$277.38
+2.38 (+0.87%)
(As of 02/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$274.15
$277.92
50-Day Range
$235.52
$277.44
52-Week Range
$195.29
$278.70
Volume
589,963 shs
Average Volume
441,396 shs
Market Capitalization
$28.64 billion
P/E Ratio
27.68
Dividend Yield
1.21%
Price Target
$284.36

Willis Towers Watson Public MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.69 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.5% Upside
$284.36 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.68% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
1.16mentions of Willis Towers Watson Public in the last 14 days
Based on 15 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.76%
From $16.32 to $18.24 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.01 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

309th out of 844 stocks

Insurance Agents, Brokers, & Service Industry

5th out of 18 stocks


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About Willis Towers Watson Public Stock (NASDAQ:WTW)

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 & Broking. The company offers strategy and design consulting, plan management service and support, broking and administration services for health, wellbeing, and other group benefit programs; actuarial support, plan design, and administrative services for pension and retirement savings plans; and benefits outsourcing services, including a suite of health and welfare, and pension administration outsourcing services. It also provides advice, data, software, and products to address clients' total rewards and talent issues; and risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services in the areas of property and casualty, aerospace, construction, and marine. In addition, the company offers integrated solutions that consists of investment discretionary management, pension administration, core actuarial, and communication and change management assistance services; software and technology, risk and capital management, products and product pricing, financial and regulatory reporting, financial and capital modeling, merger and acquisition, outsourcing, and business management services; and wholesale reinsurance services. Additionally, it provides primary medical and ancillary benefit exchange, and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees in the group and individual markets. 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.

WTW Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/16 Dividend
12/28/2023
Dividend Payable
1/16/2024
Last Earnings
2/06/2024
Today
2/22/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/25/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Insurance agents, brokers, & service
Sub-Industry
N/A
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:WTW
Employees
46,600
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$284.36
High Stock Price Target
$320.00
Low Stock Price Target
$226.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+2.9%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.69
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.06 billion
Pretax Margin
13.49%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.48 billion
Cash Flow
$19.83 per share
Book Value
$92.90 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
102,403,000
Market Cap
$28.54 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.72
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Should I Buy Willis Towers Watson Public Stock? WTW Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Willis Towers Watson Public was last updated on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 10:03 PM.

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited:

  • Willis Towers Watson Public Limited reported strong earnings results, surpassing analysts' expectations, indicating a healthy financial performance.
  • The company operates globally, providing diversified advisory, broking, and solutions services, which can help mitigate risks associated with regional economic fluctuations.
  • With a net margin of 10.99% and a return on equity of 14.64%, Willis Towers Watson Public Limited demonstrates efficient financial management and profitability.
  • Recent institutional investments in the company suggest confidence from large investors, potentially signaling positive future prospects.
  • Despite fluctuations, the stock price of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited has shown resilience, maintaining a stable performance in the market.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited for these reasons:

  • The company's stock price has experienced volatility, which may pose risks for short-term investors seeking stable returns.
  • Willis Towers Watson Public Limited operates in the insurance industry, which is subject to regulatory changes and market uncertainties, impacting financial performance.
  • While the company has shown growth, competition in the advisory and broking sector is intense, potentially affecting market share and profitability.
  • Market analysts anticipate a moderate earnings growth rate for Willis Towers Watson Public Limited, which may not meet aggressive investor expectations for high returns.
  • Investors should carefully consider the company's debt-to-equity ratio and other financial metrics to assess the level of financial leverage and associated risks.














WTW Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

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

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson Public in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WTW shares.
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What is Willis Towers Watson Public's stock price target for 2024?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Willis Towers Watson Public's shares. Their WTW share price targets range from $226.00 to $320.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $284.36 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have WTW shares performed in 2024?

Willis Towers Watson Public's stock was trading at $241.20 at the start of the year. Since then, WTW stock has increased by 15.0% and is now trading at $277.38.
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Are investors shorting Willis Towers Watson Public?

Willis Towers Watson Public saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 703,700 shares, a decrease of 10.0% from the January 15th total of 782,300 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 503,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.4 days. Approximately 0.7% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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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, April 25th 2024.
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How were Willis Towers Watson Public's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTW) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company reported $7.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $7.05 by $0.39. The business earned $2.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.91 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public had a net margin of 11.12% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.70%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $6.33 earnings per share.

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 Monday, December 4th. Investors of record on Sunday, December 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.84 per share on Tuesday, January 16th. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th.
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Is Willis Towers Watson Public a good dividend stock?

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW) pays an annual dividend of $3.36 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.22%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 33.53%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WTW will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.42% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Willis Towers Watson Public issued on next quarter's earnings?

Willis Towers Watson Public updated its FY24 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $15.40-17.00 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.19. The company issued revenue guidance of $9.9 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $9.97 billion.

Who are Willis Towers Watson Public's major shareholders?

Willis Towers Watson Public's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.25%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (9.37%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (5.39%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (4.38%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.43%) and Norges Bank (1.21%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew Jay Krasner, Anne Donovan Bodnar, Brendan R Oneill, Carl Aaron Hess, Gene H Wickes 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 Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:WTW) was last updated on 2/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff