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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WLTW. The highest price target was 176, implying a possible profit of 18.51 percent. The lowest price target was 121, which equates to a potential downside of -18.52 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.89 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -13.22 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.35 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.59 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 6 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of WLTW's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 121 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. The PEG ratio of WLTW is 0.32.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WLTW hit 150.47 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 112.76. Currently the stock is 31.7 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.3 percent. 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.