Barclays Analysts Give Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) a $235.00 Price Target

Barclays set a $235.00 target price on Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) in a report issued on Monday morning, TipRanks reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on WLTW. Raymond James reaffirmed a strong-buy rating and set a $200.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a report on Monday, May 6th. UBS Group lifted their target price on Willis Towers Watson from $202.00 to $220.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 10th. ValuEngine cut Willis Towers Watson from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a buy rating and issued a $220.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Willis Towers Watson from $208.00 to $215.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Friday, August 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Willis Towers Watson currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $201.33.

WLTW stock opened at $190.46 on Monday. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $195.43 and a 200 day moving average price of $181.58. Willis Towers Watson has a fifty-two week low of $134.50 and a fifty-two week high of $200.93. The stock has a market capitalization of $24.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.57, a P/E/G ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 1.83 and a quick ratio of 1.83.

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.78 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.76 by $0.02. Willis Towers Watson had a return on equity of 13.00% and a net margin of 9.86%. The firm had revenue of $2.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.06 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.70 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Willis Towers Watson will post 10.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,463,372 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $257,041,000 after purchasing an additional 4,045 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 4,906 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $940,000 after purchasing an additional 235 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 12.3% in the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,517,708 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $442,236,000 after purchasing an additional 276,226 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 105.9% in the 1st quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 34,908 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $6,131,000 after purchasing an additional 17,957 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 19.4% in the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 531,634 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $93,382,000 after purchasing an additional 86,484 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.04% of the company’s stock.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company operates as an advisory, broking, and solutions company worldwide. The company's Human Capital and Benefits segment 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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