| 2017-10-06 07:22:10|
WLTW, HRTG 07:22 10/06 10/06/17
Willis Towers Watson to benefit from post-hurricane pricing, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Mark Hughes raised his price target on Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) to $182 from $175 following investor meetings, citing greater confidence in improved free-cash-flow conversion, stable post-hurricane premium growth, and strong management execution. Hughes notes that the Investment, Risk & Reinsurance segment stands to benefit from higher reinsurance pricing in the wake of recent storms, adding that his discussions with Heritage Insurance (HRTG) suggest that reinsurance rates in Florida could rise up to 10-15%. Hughes maintains his Buy rating on Willis.