Toronto Dominion Bank grew its stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) by 11.7% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 56,632 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,940 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Willis Towers Watson were worth $8,534,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WLTW. CI Investments Inc. lifted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 553,700.0% during the 3rd quarter. CI Investments Inc. now owns 758,706 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $117,015,000 after acquiring an additional 758,569 shares during the period. Permian Investment Partners LP bought a new stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson during the 3rd quarter valued at $78,657,000. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD lifted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 8.3% during the 4th quarter. Longview Partners Guernsey LTD now owns 6,146,219 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $926,174,000 after acquiring an additional 468,525 shares during the period. PGGM Investments bought a new stake in shares of Willis Towers Watson during the 3rd quarter valued at $28,936,000. Finally, Asset Management One Co. Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Willis Towers Watson by 6,097.5% during the 3rd quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 190,450 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $29,373,000 after acquiring an additional 187,377 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.51% of the company’s stock.
Willis Towers Watson PLC (WLTW) opened at $159.23 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Willis Towers Watson PLC has a fifty-two week low of $125.39 and a fifty-two week high of $165.00. The company has a market capitalization of $21,092.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.09, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.90.
WLTW has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded Willis Towers Watson from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $124.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $167.00 target price on shares of Willis Towers Watson in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Willis Towers Watson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Willis Towers Watson in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They set a “sell” rating and a $153.00 target price for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. Willis Towers Watson currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $166.75.
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Willis Towers Watson 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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