Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Decreases Position in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTW)

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp trimmed its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTWFree Report) by 8.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,270 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,428 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp owned about 0.07% of Willis Towers Watson Public worth $14,057,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public by 1.0% during the third quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 9,946,805 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,078,484,000 after acquiring an additional 98,719 shares in the last quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership boosted its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $1,322,025,000 after purchasing an additional 72,822 shares during the last quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public by 9.0% during the third quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 5,410,018 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,130,477,000 after purchasing an additional 445,775 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public by 1.0% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 4,526,447 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,069,746,000 after purchasing an additional 42,949 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public by 2.1% in the second quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,453,130 shares of the company’s stock worth $576,317,000 after buying an additional 50,116 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.41% of the company’s stock.

Willis Towers Watson Public Trading Up 0.1 %

Shares of NASDAQ WTW opened at $272.20 on Tuesday. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $246.62 and its 200-day moving average price is $227.54. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited has a fifty-two week low of $195.29 and a fifty-two week high of $275.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 1.32 and a current ratio of 1.45. The company has a market cap of $28.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.17, a PEG ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 0.72.

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTWGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The company reported $7.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $7.05 by $0.39. The business had revenue of $2.91 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.91 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public had a return on equity of 15.70% and a net margin of 11.12%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $6.33 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited will post 16.28 earnings per share for the current year.

Willis Towers Watson Public Dividend Announcement

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Sunday, December 31st were issued a $0.84 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $3.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.23%. Willis Towers Watson Public’s payout ratio is 33.53%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities analysts have weighed in on WTW shares. Citigroup upgraded Willis Towers Watson Public from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $236.00 to $315.00 in a report on Monday. TD Cowen assumed coverage on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $316.00 price target on the stock. Roth Mkm lifted their price objective on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public from $275.00 to $300.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. Wells Fargo & Company upped their target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public from $288.00 to $320.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upgraded Willis Towers Watson Public from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $236.00 to $298.00 in a research report on Monday. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat, the company presently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $284.36.

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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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