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Recent Trend: Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: WLTW)

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Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company trades as part of the brokers and exchanges industry and is in the financial services sector. The company CEO is John J. Haley. Willis Towers Watson is a global advisory, insurance brokerage, and solutions company worldwide.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The WLTW stock showed a previous change of 1.31% with an open at 166.73 and a close of 170.02. It reached an intraday high of 170.14 and a low of 166.31.

SeekingAlpha:  Willis Towers Watson Public Limited 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $21.9b with 128.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 124.1m shares. Trading volume reached 725,145 shares compared to its average volume of 683,772 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company shares returned 2.11% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 12.65%. Over three months, it changed 7.69%. In one year it has changed 12.10% and within that year its 52-week high was 170.14 and its 52-week low was 134.50. WLTW stock is 26.41% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 151.15 and a 50 day moving average of 156.24. Currently WLTW stock is trading 12.49% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Willis Towers Watson Public Limited (WLTW) CEO John Haley on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 9.73 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 40.87. Based on 11 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 4.06. The TTM EPS is 9.73, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.47.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  4.00
09-30-2018:  1.32
06-30-2018:  1.70
03-31-2018:  2.71

The dividend per share is currently 2.40, which is a dividend yield of 1.41%. Also, the payout ratio is 24.67%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 26.33, which means it may be overvalued by -545.72%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.70% of insider ownership and 133.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.53

SeekingAlpha:  Willis Towers Watson -3.4% after Q4 EPS miss

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.96%, return on assets is 2.14%, profit margin is 8.40%, price-to-sales is 2.54 and price-to-book is 2.20.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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