Morgan Stanley Keeps a Buy Rating on Willis Group (WLTW)

By Austin Angelo

In a report released today, Kai Pan from Morgan Stanley maintained a Buy rating on Willis Group (WLTWResearch Report), with a price target of $180. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $159.97, close to its 52-week high of $164.99.

According to TipRanks.com, Pan is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.9% and a 56.3% success rate. Pan covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as American International Group, Marsh & Mclennan Companies, and Renaissancere Holdings Ltd.

Willis Group has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $167.14, which is a 4.5% upside from current levels. In a report issued on November 6, Raymond James also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $180 price target.

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Willis Group’s market cap is currently $20.78B and has a P/E ratio of 37.82. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 2.07.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 60 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Earlier this month, Todd Jones, the Head- Corporate Risk & Broking of WLTW sold 2,450 shares for a total of $381,098.

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Willis Towers Watson Plc engages in the provision of advisory, broking, and solutions services. It operates through the following segments: Human Capital and Benefits; Corporate Risk and Broking; Investment, Risk and Reinsurance; and Benefits Delivery and Administration.