Piper Sandler raised the price target for the Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WTW) stock from “a Neutral” to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on October 13, 2022, according to finviz. The research report from Goldman has initiated the stock to Neutral, with a price target set at $227. The stock was resumed by BofA Securities, who disclosed in a research note on April 11, 2022, to Underperform and set the price objective to $245. In their research brief published February 09, 2022, Wells Fargo analysts downgraded the Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company stock from Overweight to Equal Weight with a price target of $240.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WTW) raised 0.92% to close Wednesday’s market session at $241.31, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $238.175 and $242.085 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 451821 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 614.83K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 3.37% within the last five trades and 14.11% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 19.41% in the last 6 months and 13.26% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. WTW stock is trading at a margin of 6.71%, 12.58% and 12.37% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, WTW deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -1.40 percent below its 52-week high and 28.43 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 11.7. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 13.00 percent and the profit margin is 31.80 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $25.98 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WTW) is 28.46. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 15.92. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 2.94 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.70, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.30 percent of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company shares are owned by insiders, and 98.40 percent are held by financial institutions. Gebauer Julie Jarecke, the Head of Health, Wealth &Career at Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (WTW) has sold 5,000 shares of firm on Nov 21 at a price of $235.07 against the total amount of $1.18 million. In another inside trade, WICKES GENE H, Head of Benefits Deliv & Admin of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WTW) sold 8,112 shares of the firm on Nov 18 for a total worth of $1.91 million at a price of $235.00. An inside trade which took place on Nov 09, Director of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company ONEILL BRENDAN R sold 6,520 shares of firm against total price of $1.47 million at the cost of $225.50 per share.