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.

WLTW was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 176, implying a possible profit of 18.51 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 121, which equates to a potential downside of -18.52 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.35 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.59 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of WLTW to grow at a rate of 121 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $20.26 billion. WLTW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.