Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTW) Shares Acquired by QRG Capital Management Inc.

QRG Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (NASDAQ:WTWFree Report) by 4.8% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 23,212 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,058 shares during the quarter. QRG Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public were worth $5,599,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public by 19.7% during the 4th quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 249 shares of the company’s stock worth $60,000 after buying an additional 41 shares during the period. Strs Ohio raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public by 0.6% during the 3rd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 8,829 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,844,000 after buying an additional 55 shares during the period. Kestra Advisory Services LLC raised its holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public by 3.6% during the 3rd quarter. Kestra Advisory Services LLC now owns 1,743 shares of the company’s stock worth $364,000 after buying an additional 60 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public by 3.6% in the 4th quarter. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC now owns 1,721 shares of the company’s stock valued at $411,000 after purchasing an additional 60 shares during the period. Finally, SkyView Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public by 3.6% in the 3rd quarter. SkyView Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,225 shares of the company’s stock valued at $465,000 after purchasing an additional 78 shares during the period. 93.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on WTW shares. Raymond James reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $315.00 target price (up previously from $295.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public in a report on Thursday, March 28th. Roth Mkm upped their target price on Willis Towers Watson Public from $275.00 to $300.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Wells Fargo & Company dropped their price objective on Willis Towers Watson Public from $320.00 to $318.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, April 11th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods dropped their price objective on Willis Towers Watson Public from $317.00 to $311.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, May 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Willis Towers Watson Public from $236.00 to $268.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $295.54.

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Insider Activity

In other news, CFO Andrew Jay Krasner sold 1,100 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $272.13, for a total value of $299,343.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 4,170 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,134,782.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.22% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Willis Towers Watson Public Stock Performance

Willis Towers Watson Public stock traded down $1.70 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $255.23. 84,372 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 458,721. The firm has a market cap of $26.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.59, a PEG ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.89, a quick ratio of 1.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $265.64 and a 200 day moving average of $254.44. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited has a 12 month low of $195.29 and a 12 month high of $278.86.

Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTWGet Free Report) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The company reported $3.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.21 by $0.08. Willis Towers Watson Public had a return on equity of 16.31% and a net margin of 10.88%. The firm had revenue of $2.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.37 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.84 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited will post 16.28 earnings per share for the current year.

Willis Towers Watson Public Increases Dividend

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 15th. Stockholders of record on Sunday, March 31st were given a $0.88 dividend. This represents a $3.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.38%. This is a boost from Willis Towers Watson Public’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.84. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 27th. Willis Towers Watson Public’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.31%.

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 & 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WTW)

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