Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTW) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Moderate Buy” from Brokerages

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTWGet Free Report) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $259.43.

WTW has been the subject of several research reports. TheStreet upgraded Willis Towers Watson Public from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Willis Towers Watson Public from $225.00 to $236.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Piper Sandler boosted their price target on Willis Towers Watson Public from $265.00 to $267.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Truist Financial boosted their price target on Willis Towers Watson Public from $265.00 to $275.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upgraded Willis Towers Watson Public from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $248.00 to $288.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 11th.

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Hedge Funds Weigh In On Willis Towers Watson Public

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of WTW. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public by 1.0% during the 3rd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 9,946,805 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,078,484,000 after purchasing an additional 98,719 shares during the period. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership increased its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 5,613,694 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,322,025,000 after purchasing an additional 72,822 shares during the period. First Eagle Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public by 9.0% in the 3rd quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 5,410,018 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,130,477,000 after acquiring an additional 445,775 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,526,447 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,069,746,000 after acquiring an additional 42,949 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,453,130 shares of the company’s stock valued at $576,317,000 after acquiring an additional 50,116 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.41% of the company’s stock.

Willis Towers Watson Public Stock Up 7.2 %

Willis Towers Watson Public stock opened at $268.45 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $27.72 billion, a PE ratio of 28.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.72. Willis Towers Watson Public has a 12 month low of $195.29 and a 12 month high of $269.42. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $244.43 and a 200-day simple moving average of $226.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 1.32 and a quick ratio of 1.32.

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTWGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $7.44 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $7.05 by $0.39. The business had revenue of $2.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.91 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public had a return on equity of 14.64% and a net margin of 10.99%. The business’s revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $6.33 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public will post 14.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Willis Towers Watson Public Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Sunday, December 31st were paid a $0.84 dividend. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. Willis Towers Watson Public’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.56%.

About Willis Towers Watson Public

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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.

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