Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) Position Boosted by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 15.7% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,921 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,480 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public were worth $1,684,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Commonwealth Bank of Australia grew its position in Willis Towers Watson Public by 12.1% in the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its position in Willis Towers Watson Public by 11.8% in the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 693 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 73 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. grew its position in Willis Towers Watson Public by 30.2% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 699 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 162 shares in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new position in Willis Towers Watson Public in the 2nd quarter valued at about $106,000. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. grew its position in Willis Towers Watson Public by 77.2% in the 2nd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 909 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 396 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.34% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ WLTW) opened at $161.95 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a current ratio of 1.97. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 52 week low of $119.70 and a 52 week high of $165.00. The company has a market cap of $21,231.84, a PE ratio of 19.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 0.90.

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by ($0.01). Willis Towers Watson Public had a net margin of 4.43% and a return on equity of 10.93%. The firm had revenue of $1.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.84 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.04 earnings per share. Willis Towers Watson Public’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post 8.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Willis Towers Watson Public news, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 491,652 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $148.59, for a total transaction of $73,054,570.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 320,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $161.15, for a total transaction of $51,568,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 2,447,295 shares of company stock valued at $373,854,613 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on WLTW. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $167.00 price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson Public from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Wells Fargo & Company upgraded shares of Willis Towers Watson Public from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public from $171.00 to $174.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Willis Towers Watson Public from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $157.57.

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Willis Towers Watson Public Company Profile

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (Willis Towers Watson) is a holding company. The Company operates as a global advisory, broking and solutions company. It is engaged in offering risk management, insurance broking, consulting, technology and solutions, and private exchanges. The Company operates through eight segments: Willis International; Willis North America; Willis Capital, Wholesale & Reinsurance (CWR); Willis GB; Towers Watson Benefits; Towers Watson Exchange Solutions; Towers Watson Risk and Financial Services; and Towers Watson Talent and Rewards.

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