Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTW) Shares Purchased by Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado

Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTWFree Report) by 93.7% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,467 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,484 shares during the quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public were worth $3,731,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. increased its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 6,058 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,461,000 after purchasing an additional 184 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC increased its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public by 74.2% in the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 14,108 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,403,000 after purchasing an additional 6,009 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public by 0.6% during the fourth quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 375,114 shares of the company’s stock worth $90,478,000 after acquiring an additional 2,336 shares during the last quarter. Blueshift Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public by 2.6% during the fourth quarter. Blueshift Asset Management LLC now owns 1,494 shares of the company’s stock worth $360,000 after acquiring an additional 38 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royal London Asset Management Ltd. increased its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public by 4.9% during the fourth quarter. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. now owns 45,770 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,040,000 after acquiring an additional 2,135 shares during the last quarter. 93.09% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Willis Towers Watson Public Trading Up 0.4 %

Shares of WTW opened at $255.49 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $26.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.63, a P/E/G ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 0.75. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited has a one year low of $195.29 and a one year high of $278.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 1.89 and a current ratio of 1.89. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $257.69 and a 200 day moving average price of $256.94.

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTWGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The company reported $3.29 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.21 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $2.34 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.37 billion. Willis Towers Watson Public had a return on equity of 16.31% and a net margin of 10.88%. Willis Towers Watson Public’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.84 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts forecast that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited will post 16.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Willis Towers Watson Public Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 15th. Shareholders of record on Sunday, June 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.88 per share. This represents a $3.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 28th. Willis Towers Watson Public’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.31%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several equities research analysts have commented on WTW shares. Citigroup dropped their price target on Willis Towers Watson Public from $315.00 to $312.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, April 29th. Evercore ISI upped their price target on Willis Towers Watson Public from $290.00 to $295.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Raymond James restated an “outperform” rating and set a $315.00 price target (up from $295.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public in a research note on Thursday, March 28th. Wells Fargo & Company dropped their price target on Willis Towers Watson Public from $320.00 to $318.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded Willis Towers Watson Public from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their target price for the company from $272.00 to $304.00 in a research note on Wednesday, May 22nd. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $296.14.

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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 & 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 program, including medical, dental, disability, life, voluntary benefits and other coverages; actuarial support, plan design, and administrative services for pension and retirement savings plans; retirement consulting services and solutions; and integrated solutions that consists of investment discretionary management, pension administration, core actuarial, and communication and change management assistance services.

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