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Moscow says 50 Ukrainian drones shot down as attacks spark fires at Russian power stations
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
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The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
NASDAQ:WTW

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

$264.52
+1.53 (+0.58%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$263.32
$265.43
50-Day Range
$257.19
$277.57
52-Week Range
$195.29
$278.86
Volume
301,394 shs
Average Volume
417,095 shs
Market Capitalization
$27.05 billion
P/E Ratio
26.40
Dividend Yield
1.33%
Price Target
$290.54

Willis Towers Watson Public MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.8% Upside
$290.54 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.65% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.50mentions of Willis Towers Watson Public in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$299,343 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
12.16%
From $16.20 to $18.17 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.

3.90 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

330th out of 825 stocks

Insurance Agents, Brokers, & Service Industry

7th out of 17 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 & 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 program, including medical, dental, disability, life, voluntary benefits and other coverages; actuarial support, plan design, and administrative services for pension and retirement savings plans; retirement consulting services and solutions; and integrated solutions that consists of investment discretionary management, pension administration, core actuarial, and communication and change management assistance 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, affinity, risk and analytics, aerospace, construction, global markets direct & facultative, financial, executive and professional risks, financial solutions, crisis management, surety, marine, and natural resources. In addition, the company offers integrated solutions that consists of investment discretionary management, pension administration, core actuarial, and communication and change management assistance services; and software and technology, risk and capital management, products and product pricing, financial and regulatory reporting, financial and capital modeling, M&A, outsourcing, and business management services. 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

WTW Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/06/2024
Ex-Dividend for 4/15 Dividend
3/27/2024
Dividend Payable
4/15/2024
Today
4/20/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
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
48,000
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$290.54
High Stock Price Target
$318.00
Low Stock Price Target
$226.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+9.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.06 billion
Pretax Margin
13.49%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.48 billion
Cash Flow
$19.87 per share
Book Value
$92.90 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
102,033,000
Market Cap
$27.05 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.73
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Should I Buy Willis Towers Watson Public Stock? WTW Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

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

  • Willis Towers Watson Public Limited is expected to post a high EPS of 16.28 for the current year, indicating strong financial performance.
  • The company recently increased its quarterly dividend to $0.88 per share, showing a positive change and a dividend yield of 1.28%.
  • Wall Street analysts have given Willis Towers Watson Public a "Moderate Buy" consensus rating with a price target of $283.92, suggesting growth potential.
  • Insider activity shows confidence in the company, with the CFO selling shares at a higher price, indicating positive sentiment.
  • Recent analyst reports have upgraded the stock to a "buy" rating, with price targets indicating potential upside.

Cons

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

  • There is insider selling activity, as seen with the CFO selling shares, which could be perceived as a lack of confidence in the company's future performance.
  • The stock price has been volatile, with recent fluctuations impacting investor sentiment and potentially leading to uncertainty.
  • While the dividend payout ratio is currently at 35.13%, investors may seek higher dividend yields in other investment opportunities.
  • Market conditions and regulatory changes in the insurance industry could affect Willis Towers Watson Public's operations and financial results.
  • Investors should consider the competitive landscape and potential risks in the insurance sector before making investment decisions.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Friday, April 12, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Willis Towers Watson Public pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

WTW Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

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

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Willis Towers Watson Public in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research 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?

12 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Willis Towers Watson Public's shares. Their WTW share price targets range from $226.00 to $318.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $290.54 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.8% 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 beginning of 2024. Since then, WTW stock has increased by 9.7% and is now trading at $264.52.
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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 can I listen to Willis Towers Watson Public's earnings call?

Willis Towers Watson Public will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, April 25th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Willis Towers Watson Public's earnings last quarter?

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTW) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company reported $7.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $7.05 by $0.39. The business earned $2.91 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 company's revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $6.33 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 Monday, February 26th. Stockholders of record on Sunday, March 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.88 per share on Monday, April 15th. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 27th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.84.
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Is Willis Towers Watson Public a good dividend stock?

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW) pays an annual dividend of $3.52 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.34%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 35.13%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WTW will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.37% 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 EPS guidance of $15.40-17.00 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share 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 a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.27%), Perpetual Ltd (0.19%), Leeward Investments LLC MA (0.06%), Alaska Permanent Fund Corp (0.04%), Chesley Taft & Associates LLC (0.03%) and State of Michigan Retirement System (0.03%). 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 4/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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