The company's most recent 13F filing to the Securities & Exchange Commission shows that it purchased 4,428 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,083,000. The fund bought 4,428 shares worth approximately $1,083,000. Willis Towers Watson Public is the 24th most important stock in Cognios Beta Neutral Large Cap Fund LP, which comprises approximately 1.0% of its portfolio.
Other large investors have also changed their holdings in WTW. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board increased its holdings of Willis Towers Watson Public shares by 110.7% in the third quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board owns 4,129 of the company’s shares worth $830,000, after buying an additional 2,169 during the period. TD Asset Management Inc increased its holdings of shares of Willis Towers Watson Public during the fourth quarter by 15.4%. TD Asset Management Inc owns 62114 shares worth $15,192,000, after buying an additional 8,308 during the period. Metis Global Partners LLC increased its holdings of Willis Towers Watson Public shares by 35.1% in the fourth quarter. Metis Global Partners LLC owns now 3,070 shares worth $751,000 of the company after buying an additional 797 during the period. ProShare Advisors LLC increased its holdings of Willis Towers Watson Public shares by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC owns 21,269 of the company’s shares worth $5,202,000. This is after buying an additional 708 during the period. PGGM Investments also acquired a stake in Willis Towers Watson Public shares during the third-quarter, worth approximately $3,699,000. During Monday's trading hours, a share of £225.15 traded at a loss of $0.55. The company traded 384,157 of its shares, as opposed to the average of 513 230. The company's quick ratio is 1.96, its current ratio is 1.96, and it has a debt to equity ratio of 0.44. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited's 52-week low is $187.89, and its 52-week high is $258.93. The company has a $23,96 billion market cap, a PE ratio of 22,64, and a P/E/G of 1,30. It also has a beta value of 0.75. The company has a moving average for the last 50 days of $229.98, and a moving average for the past two hundred days of $238.11.
The company last released its quarterly results on April 27th. The company posted $2.84 per share for the quarter. This was $0.03 higher than the consensus estimate of 2.81. Willis Towers Watson Public reported a return of equity of 14.76% and a margin of net of 12.18%. The company had a revenue of $2.24billion during the quarter compared with analysts' expectations of a $2.22billion. In the same quarter of the prior year, the company earned $2.66 per share. Revenue for the firm was up 3.9% year-over-year. Analysts on the sell-side predict that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited is expected to post 14.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Willis Towers Watson Public Announces a Dividend
Recently, the company declared a quarter dividend that will be paid out on Monday, 17th July. Investors who held shares on record as of Friday, June 30, will receive a $0.84 dividend per share. This is a dividend of $1.84 per share and an annualized $3.36. This dividend will be paid on Thursday, 29th June. Willis Towers Watson Public has a payout ratio of 33.70%.
Wall Street analysts forecast growth
Several research analysts have published reports about the company. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Willis Towers Watson Public to a "buy" rating in a report published on Monday, 27th February. The company's price target was set at $290.00. Jefferies Financial Group reduced their price target for Willis Towers Watson Public in a report published on Monday, April 10, from $235.00 down to $230.00. The company was also given a "hold" rating. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reduced their price target for Willis Towers Watson Public in a report published on Tuesday, April 18, from $303.00 down to $289.00. The company was given an 'outperform rating'. Raymond James reduced their price target for Willis Towers Watson Public in a Friday, April 28, report from $275.00 down to $270.00. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target for Willis Towers Watson Public in a report dated February 14th from $228.00 up to $255.00. The company was also given a 'hold rating'. Seven analysts at equities firms have given the stock a hold, seven a buy and one a strong-buy rating. MarketBeat data shows that the average rating for the company is 'Moderate' Buy with an average price of $264.54.
Insider Buying & Selling
On Thursday, 1st June, 2,500 shares were sold. Stock was sold for $545,875.00 at an average of $218.35. After the sale was completed, the insider owns directly 77,240 company shares, worth approximately $16,865,354. Insiders own 0.25%.
Willis Towers Watson Public Profile
Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company is a global advisory, broking and solutions company. The company operates in two segments, Health, Wealth and Career, and Risk & Broking. The company provides strategy and design consultation, plan management services and support, brokerage and administration services for group benefit programs such as health, wellness, and other benefits; actuarial services, plan design and administrative services for retirement and pension plans; and benefits outsourcing services, which include a suite of pension, health and wellbeing, and pension administration outsourcing.
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