Sei Investments Co. grew its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 12.5% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 123,727 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 13,731 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson were worth $18,644,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Willis Towers Watson by 30.2% during the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 699 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 162 shares during the last quarter. FNY Managed Accounts LLC bought a new position in Willis Towers Watson during the fourth quarter worth about $149,000. Calton & Associates Inc. bought a new position in Willis Towers Watson during the fourth quarter worth about $192,000. Capital Wealth Planning LLC bought a new position in Willis Towers Watson during the third quarter worth about $204,000. Finally, Dean Capital Investments Management LLC bought a new position in Willis Towers Watson during the fourth quarter worth about $201,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.51% of the company’s stock.
Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) opened at $159.23 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 1.82 and a quick ratio of 1.97. The firm has a market capitalization of $21,040.00, a P/E ratio of 38.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.91. Willis Towers Watson PLC has a one year low of $125.39 and a one year high of $165.00.
Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The financial services provider reported $2.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.11 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $2.08 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.99 billion. Willis Towers Watson had a return on equity of 11.25% and a net margin of 6.93%. The business’s revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.88 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Willis Towers Watson PLC will post 9.9 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on WLTW. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “hold” rating and set a $154.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $195.00 price target on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research report on Sunday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Willis Towers Watson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. BidaskClub lowered Willis Towers Watson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised their price target on Willis Towers Watson from $140.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $168.67.
TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Willis Towers Watson PLC (WLTW) Holdings Boosted by Sei Investments Co.” was published by The Ledger Gazette and is the property of of The Ledger Gazette. If you are reading this piece of content on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of international copyright & trademark law. The legal version of this piece of content can be read at https://ledgergazette.com/2018/02/19/willis-towers-watson-plc-wltw-holdings-boosted-by-sei-investments-co.html.
About Willis Towers Watson
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.
Want to see what other hedge funds are holding WLTW? Visit HoldingsChannel.com to get the latest 13F filings and insider trades for Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW).
Receive News & Ratings for Willis Towers Watson Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Willis Towers Watson and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.