Partners Capital Investment Group Holdings LLC Has $112,000 Stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW)

Partners Capital Investment Group Holdings LLC held its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 858 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Partners Capital Investment Group Holdings LLC’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company were worth $112,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company by 10.8% in the fourth quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,876 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $960,000 after buying an additional 768 shares during the period. Flinton Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $272,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company by 1,058.7% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 180,497 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $22,071,000 after buying an additional 164,920 shares during the period. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company by 14.6% in the fourth quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 2,007 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $245,000 after buying an additional 255 shares during the period. Finally, Loews Corp raised its stake in Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. Loews Corp now owns 170,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $20,788,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares during the period. 92.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW)

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WLTW) traded up 0.83% during trading on Friday, hitting $149.65. The stock had a trading volume of 1,179,964 shares. The firm has a market cap of $20.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.36 and a beta of 0.93. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company has a 12-month low of $112.76 and a 12-month high of $149.99. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $142.59 and its 200 day moving average price is $130.58.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The financial services provider reported $3.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.33 by $0.38. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company had a return on equity of 10.76% and a net margin of 5.24%. The firm had revenue of $2.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.29 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $3.41 EPS. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company will post $8.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.53 per share. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company’s dividend payout ratio is presently 69.97%.

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Several analysts recently commented on WLTW shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $141.00 target price (down from $147.00) on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company in a report on Thursday, February 16th. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company in a report on Thursday, March 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $142.30.

In other Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company news, insider Jeffrey W. Ubben sold 1,000,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.53, for a total transaction of $140,530,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Paul D. Thomas sold 2,200 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $141.62, for a total value of $311,564.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 1,450,378 shares of company stock worth $205,839,802. Corporate insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company Company Profile

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (Willis Towers Watson) is a holding company. The Company operates as a global advisory, broking and solutions company. It is engaged in offering risk management, insurance broking, consulting, technology and solutions, and private exchanges. The Company operates through eight segments: Willis International; Willis North America; Willis Capital, Wholesale & Reinsurance (CWR); Willis GB; Towers Watson Benefits; Towers Watson Exchange Solutions; Towers Watson Risk and Financial Services; and Towers Watson Talent and Rewards.

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