Willis Towers Watson Public (WTW) Competitors

$264.48
+0.80 (+0.30%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)

WTW vs. BRO, ERIE, RYAN, EQH, AJG, AON, MMC, AVB, CBRE, and OWL

Should you be buying Willis Towers Watson Public stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Willis Towers Watson Public include Brown & Brown (BRO), Erie Indemnity (ERIE), Ryan Specialty (RYAN), Equitable (EQH), Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG), AON (AON), Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), AvalonBay Communities (AVB), CBRE Group (CBRE), and Blue Owl Capital (OWL). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Willis Towers Watson Public vs.

Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO) and Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, media sentiment, institutional ownership and dividends.

Brown & Brown currently has a consensus price target of $87.10, suggesting a potential upside of 6.05%. Willis Towers Watson Public has a consensus price target of $290.54, suggesting a potential upside of 9.85%. Given Brown & Brown's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Willis Towers Watson Public is more favorable than Brown & Brown.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Brown & Brown
2 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.30
Willis Towers Watson Public
0 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67

In the previous week, Brown & Brown had 75 more articles in the media than Willis Towers Watson Public. MarketBeat recorded 82 mentions for Brown & Brown and 7 mentions for Willis Towers Watson Public. Brown & Brown's average media sentiment score of 0.82 beat Willis Towers Watson Public's score of 0.30 indicating that Willis Towers Watson Public is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Brown & Brown
23 Very Positive mention(s)
10 Positive mention(s)
29 Neutral mention(s)
7 Negative mention(s)
9 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Willis Towers Watson Public
2 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Brown & Brown has a net margin of 21.09% compared to Brown & Brown's net margin of 11.12%. Willis Towers Watson Public's return on equity of 16.82% beat Brown & Brown's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Brown & Brown21.09% 16.82% 6.21%
Willis Towers Watson Public 11.12%15.70%5.23%

Brown & Brown has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Willis Towers Watson Public has a beta of 0.73, indicating that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Brown & Brown received 379 more outperform votes than Willis Towers Watson Public when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 55.13% of users gave Brown & Brown an outperform vote while only 33.33% of users gave Willis Towers Watson Public an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Brown & BrownOutperform Votes
403
55.13%
Underperform Votes
328
44.87%
Willis Towers Watson PublicOutperform Votes
24
33.33%
Underperform Votes
48
66.67%

Willis Towers Watson Public has higher revenue and earnings than Brown & Brown. Brown & Brown is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Willis Towers Watson Public, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Brown & Brown$4.26B5.50$870.50M$3.2525.27
Willis Towers Watson Public$9.48B2.85$1.06B$10.0226.40

Brown & Brown pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Willis Towers Watson Public pays an annual dividend of $3.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Brown & Brown pays out 16.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Willis Towers Watson Public pays out 35.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Brown & Brown has increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years and Willis Towers Watson Public has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

71.0% of Brown & Brown shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.1% of Willis Towers Watson Public shares are held by institutional investors. 16.4% of Brown & Brown shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Willis Towers Watson Public shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Brown & Brown beats Willis Towers Watson Public on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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WTW vs. The Competition

MetricWillis Towers Watson PublicInsurance agents, brokers, & service IndustryFinance SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$27.05B$17.86B$8.70B$7.48B
Dividend Yield1.33%2.25%10.42%3.96%
P/E Ratio26.4025.6852.0420.61
Price / Sales2.854.543,481.2780.27
Price / Cash13.4223.6227.4734.58
Price / Book2.8510.152.394.30
Net Income$1.06B$953.71M$995.24M$213.92M
7 Day Performance2.01%1.05%2.42%1.26%
1 Month Performance-3.20%-8.40%-1.08%-4.19%
1 Year Performance10.08%-2.13%13.10%7.75%

Willis Towers Watson Public Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
BRO
Brown & Brown
4.4568 of 5 stars
$82.93
+0.5%
$86.80
+4.7%
+34.5%$23.66B$4.26B27.109,705Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
ERIE
Erie Indemnity
2.4258 of 5 stars
$385.69
+0.9%
N/A+69.8%$20.17B$3.27B45.226,556News Coverage
RYAN
Ryan Specialty
1.7142 of 5 stars
$51.07
-0.9%
$54.25
+6.2%
+26.9%$13.29B$2.08B100.144,350Upcoming Earnings
EQH
Equitable
4.0837 of 5 stars
$37.25
+0.6%
$39.67
+6.5%
+47.1%$12.20B$10.53B11.028,500Upcoming Earnings
Positive News
AJG
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
4.4261 of 5 stars
$237.88
+0.2%
$255.23
+7.3%
+14.1%$51.93B$10.07B53.5852,000Dividend Announcement
AON
AON
4.4748 of 5 stars
$311.86
+0.3%
$334.69
+7.3%
-6.9%$61.91B$13.38B24.9950,000Upcoming Earnings
MMC
Marsh & McLennan Companies
4.7239 of 5 stars
$201.74
+0.2%
$207.69
+2.9%
+12.1%$99.40B$22.74B25.6085,000Earnings Report
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
AVB
AvalonBay Communities
4.3775 of 5 stars
$188.66
+1.0%
$196.78
+4.3%
+10.6%$26.82B$2.77B28.803,039Analyst Revision
CBRE
CBRE Group
4.3923 of 5 stars
$87.11
+1.2%
$99.50
+14.2%
+22.1%$26.74B$31.95B27.48130,000Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
OWL
Blue Owl Capital
3.0668 of 5 stars
$18.70
+1.4%
$19.48
+4.2%
+70.3%$26.72B$1.73B187.02685Upcoming Earnings

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This page (NASDAQ:WTW) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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