What Made Raymond James Upgrade Willis Group’s Stock?

By Jason Carr

Willis Group (WLTWResearch Report) received a Buy rating and a $225.00 price target from Raymond James analyst Charles Peters today. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $203.64.

According to TipRanks.com, Peters is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 11.4% and a 70.0% success rate. Peters covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Argo Group International Holdings, Hallmark Financial Services, and Old Republic International.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Willis Group with a $225.71 average price target, representing a 9.4% upside. In a report issued on January 4, Wells Fargo also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $261.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $220.97 and a one-year low of $143.34. Currently, Willis Group has an average volume of 933.9K.

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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 (HCB); Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB); Investment, Risk and Reinsurance (IRR); and Benefits Delivery and Administration (BDA). The HCB segment provides advice, broking, solutions, and software for employee benefit plans, the human resources organizations, and the management teams. The CRB segment offers a range of risk advice, insurance brokerage, and consulting services to clients ranging from small businesses to corporations. The IRR segment focuses in helping clients free up capital and manage investment complexity. The BDA segment covers medical and ancillary benefit exchange and outsourcing services to active employees and retirees across both the group and individual markets. The company was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.