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Willis Towers Watson

$174.50

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Willis Towers Watson price target raised to $200 from $192 at SunTrust

SunTrust analyst Mark Hughes raised his price target on Willis Towers Watson to $200 and kept his Buy rating after its Analyst Day, saying the presentation supports his view of its completed post-merger integration that positions the company for "solid, profitable growth across the entire platform." The analyst cites the management's expectation of profitable growth and its improved focus on cost controls, adding that the company should perform well "regardless of the macro-economic environment" given the improvement in Human Capital & Benefits segment at the start of 2019.

  • 27

    Mar

WLTW Willis Towers Watson
$174.50

0.23 (0.13%)

02/07/19
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Willis Towers Watson upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded Willis Towers Watson to Hold following the company's Q4 results.
02/08/19
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Target $164
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Deutsche Bank upgrades Willis Towers Watson to Hold, boosts target to $164
Deutsche Bank analyst Joshua Shanker last night upgraded Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) to Hold from Sell and raised his price target for the shares to $164 from $149. With 2018 coming to a close, the free cash flow content of Willis Towers Watson's earnings has improved to a point where the "valuation discount to its peers is no longer materially under-representative," Shanker tells investors in a research note. A deeper valuation gap for Willis relative to peers shares Aon plc (AON) and Marsh & McLennan (MMC) "seems unmerited at this time," adds the analyst.
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. GrubHub (GRUB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill and Roth Capital. 2. Willis Towers Watson (WLTW) upgraded to Hold from Sell at Deutsche Bank with analyst Joshua Shanker saying with 2018 coming to a close, the free cash flow content of Willis Towers Watson's earnings has improved to a point where the "valuation discount to its peers is no longer materially under-representative." 3. Archer Daniels (ADM) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst Vincent Anderson saying the stock at current levels largely price in the company's tough comps in soybean crush margins while undervaluing its potential earnings growth from "controllables" as the company shifts its focus to digesting recent acquisitions. 4. Rayonier (RYN) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at BMO Capital with analyst Mark Wilde citing valuation as the key driver of the upgrade. 5. Broadridge (BR) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at DA Davidson with analyst Peter Heckmann saying the 30% retreat in the stock price has made valuation more attractive. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Wells Fargo not convinced Willis Towers Watson deal with Aon would work
After Bloomberg reported that Aon (AON) is considering a bid to buy Willis Towers Watson (WLTW), Wells Fargo analyst Elyse Greenspan said the movements in both stocks following the report do not indicate to her that the market thinks a deal is coming. Overall, she sees regulatory issues being a big overhang for a deal that would combine the second and third largest insurance brokers and she is not convinced such a deal could get completed. If she were to be wrong, and such a deal comes together, Greenspan said she believes the net winner would be Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG), as they can take advantage by either buying additional businesses or taking people that want to leave or business that gets lost. Wells Fargo has Market Perform ratings on Aon and Willis and an Outperform rating on Gallagher shares.

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