Analyst Ratings for Willis Towers Watson PLC (WLTW)Updated: 2017-07-27
Analysts covering Willis Towers Watson PLC (NASDAQ:WLTW) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. WLTW had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.
22 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 11 gave WLTW a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.
Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WLTW. The most optimistic price target was 176, which equates to a potential upside of 18.51 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 121, which equates to a potential downside of -18.52 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.
Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.89 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -13.22 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.35 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.59 percent in FY estimates.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 6 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
WLTW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 121 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. WLTW has a PEG ratio of 0.32.
WLTW has traded between a high of 150.47 and a low of 112.76 over the past year. Today's price is 31.7 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.3 percent below the high. WLTW has a P/E ratio of 39.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WLTW value stock report compares WLTW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WLTW is $20.26 billion. WLTW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.