Wall Street analysts expect Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTW – Get Rating) to announce earnings of $2.57 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Seven analysts have issued estimates for Willis Towers Watson Public’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $2.32 to $2.99. Willis Towers Watson Public posted earnings per share of $3.64 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 29.4%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results before the market opens on Monday, January 1st.
On average, analysts expect that Willis Towers Watson Public will report full year earnings of $13.66 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $13.33 to $14.15. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $15.88 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $15.39 to $16.57. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Willis Towers Watson Public.
Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW – Get Rating) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 8th. The company reported $5.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $5.35 by $0.32. Willis Towers Watson Public had a return on equity of 14.62% and a net margin of 44.19%. The business had revenue of $2.71 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.79 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $5.23 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis.
In other Willis Towers Watson Public news, CEO Carl Aaron Hess sold 3,300 shares of Willis Towers Watson Public stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $219.26, for a total value of $723,558.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Julie Jarecke Gebauer sold 1,400 shares of Willis Towers Watson Public stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $236.88, for a total value of $331,632.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 10,000 shares of company stock worth $2,232,012 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 12.03% of the company’s stock.
Shares of NASDAQ WTW traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $234.91. 3,880 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,030,575. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 2.70 and a current ratio of 2.70. Willis Towers Watson Public has a twelve month low of $199.78 and a twelve month high of $271.87. The company has a market cap of $26.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.10, a PEG ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.77. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $231.28.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 31st were paid a $0.82 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 30th. This represents a $3.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.40%. Willis Towers Watson Public’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 9.87%.
Willis Towers Watson Public Company Profile (Get Rating)
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 and Risk and Broking. The company offers actuarial support, plan design, and administrative services for traditional pension and retirement savings plans; plan management consulting, broking, and administration services for health and group benefit programs; and benefits outsourcing services.
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