[Capital Cube] Towers Watson & Co (NASDAQ:TW)(TREND ANALYSIS) change in share price of 19.37% for the last 12 months is in line with its peer median, its more recent 30-day share price performance of 1.62% is below peer median. This suggests that the company’s performance has deteriorated more recently relative to peers.
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Towers Watson & Co (NASDAQ:TW) stock is currently trading 13.96% below its 52-week-high, 21.87% above its 52-week-low. The 1-year stock price history is in the range of $100.17 – $141.88. Towers Watson & Co (TW) has a price to earnings ratio of 22.2 versus Services sector average of 18.78. TW stock price has outperformed the Nasdaq by 5.3%. The Consulting Services company is currently valued at $8.46 billion and its share price closed the last trading session at $122.08. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $119.64 and a 200-day moving average of $128.51.
Towers Watson & Co (TW) current short interest stands at 1.15 million shares. It has decreased by 88% from the same period of last month. Around 2% of the company’s shares, which are float, are short sold. With a 10-days average volume of 0.29 million shares, the number of days required to cover the short positions stand at 4 days.
The company is expected to announce next quarter earnings on November 04, at consensus estimate of $1.34. Towers Watson & Co (TW) reported last quarter earnings on August 11. The Consulting Services company announced earnings per share of $1.51 against a consensus Street estimate of $1.41, beating the average estimate by $0.1. This corresponds to an increase of $0.07 compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year.
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There are currently twelve analysts that cover Towers Watson & Co stock. Of those twelve, ten have a Buy rating, two have a Hold rating. On a consensus basis this yields to an Overweight rating. The consensus target price stands at $145.09.
A recent analyst activity consisted of Deutsche Bank downgrading their Buy rating to Hold on July 1. On the date of report, the stock closed at $126.83.
Baird reiterated their Outperform stance on June 1, and increased their price target on TW stock from $140 to $152. This corresponds to a 24.51% upside from the last closing price. On the date of report, the stock closed at $137.03.
Another research firm was Jefferies who reiterated their Buy stance on May 27. Jefferies increased their price target on Towers Watson & Co from $151 to $157. This translates to a 28.6% upside from the last closing price. On the date of report, the stock closed at $137.73.
Towers Watson & Company offers human resource and financial consulting services. The Company manages employee benefit programs; develops attraction, retention and reward strategies; advises pension plan sponsors on investment strategies; provides strategic and financial advice to insurance and financial services companies; and offers actuarial consulting.