Stock Research Report for TW as of 7/27/11 - Chaikin Power Tools


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Stock Research Report for TW as of 7/27/11 - Chaikin Power Tools

  1. 1. Towers Watson (TW) Price: $63.18 Industry: Business Service Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Wed Jul 27 11:30 EDT 2011 TW Towers Watson $63.18 Power Gauge Rating TW - Neutral TM The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for TW is neutral with attractive financial metrics, very strong earnings performance, bullish price/volume activity and very positive expert opinions. Financial Metrics TWs earnings performance is very strong as a result of high earnings growth Earnings Performance over the past 3-5 years. Price/Volume Activity TWs financial metrics are very good due to a high price to book value ratio. Despite these bullish factors, Chaikin Power Tools has identified a negative Expert Opinions trend resulting in a neutral rating. News Sentiment Rating Neutral TW Towers Watson July 21, 2011 TM Chaikin Sentiment Gauge for TW is neutral. Stories concerning TW have a balanced or neutral sentiment. News Sentiment :Neutral Power Trend - 5 Year Chart The Power Gauge distills a 20 factor model into a concise picture of a stocks potential. High Potential Neutral Low PotentialI want to receive special offers about trading stocks with your brokerage partner, optionsXpress. Click here
  2. 2. Financials & Earnings Financial Metrics Financial Metrics Rating LT Debt/Equity Ratio Bullish Price to Book Value TWs financial metrics are very good. The company does not hold much long term debt and generates high free cash flow relative to market capitalization. Return on Equity The rank is based on a low long term debt to equity ratio and relatively high cash flow. Price to Sales Ratio Business Value Assets and Liabilities Valuation Returns Ratio TTM Ratio TTM Ratio TTM Current Ratio 1.45 Price/Book 1.36 Return on Invest 12.0% LT Debt/Equity 0.00 Price/Sales 1.96 Return on Equity 12.0% Earnings Performance Earnings Performance Rating Earnings Growth Very Bullish Earnings Surprise TWs earnings performance has been very strong. The company has a history of strong earnings growth and has outperformed analysts earnings estimates. Earnings Trend The rank is based on high earnings growth over the past 3-5 years, better than expected earnings in recent quarters, a relatively low projected P/E ratio and Projected P/E Ratio consistent earnings over the past 5 years. Earnings Consistency 5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth EPS Estimates 06/06 06/07 06/08 06/09 06/10 Factor Actual EPS Prev EST EPS Current Change Revenue(M) 1,271.81 1,486.52 1,760.06 1,676.03 2,387.83 Quarterly EPS $0.45 $0.96 +0.51 Rev % Growth - 16.88% 18.40% -4.77% 42.47% Yearly EPS $2.04 $4.64 +2.60 EPS $2.11 $2.74 $3.65 $3.43 $2.04 Factor Actual EPS Growth Est EPS Growth Change EPS % Growth - 29.86% 33.21% -6.03% -40.52% 3-5 year EPS 18.24% 12.00% -6.24 EPS Surprise EPS Quarterly Results Estimate Actual Difference % Difference FY Qtr 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Total Latest Qtr $0.94 $1.26 $0.32 34.04 06/08 $0.82 $0.93 $0.95 $0.73 $3.43 1 Qtr Ago $0.84 $0.91 $0.07 8.33 06/09 $0.70 $0.57 $0.12 $0.77 $2.16 2 Qtr Ago $0.90 $0.71 $-0.19 -21.11 06/10 $0.45 $0.65 $0.94 - $2.04 3 Qtr Ago $0.80 $0.69 $-0.11 -13.75 Fiscal Year End Month is June. I want to receive special offers about trading stocks with your brokerage partner, optionsXpress. Click here
  3. 3. Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity Price/Volume Activity Rating Relative Strength vs Market Bullish Chaikin Money Flow Price and volume activity for TW is bullish. TW is experiencing sustained buying and has outperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks. Price Trend The rank for TW is based on its price strength versus the market, positive Chaikin Price Trend ROC money flow, a positive Chaikin price trend and a negative Chaikin price trend ROC. Volume Trend Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index Chaikin Money Flow Chart shows whether TW is performing better or worse than the market. Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a companys stock. Price Activity Price Activity Volume Activity Factor Value Factor Value Factor Value 52 Week High 66.38 % Change Price - 4 Weeks 0.21% Average Volume 20 Days 275,667 52 Week Low 41.13 % Change Price - 24 Weeks 11.16% Average Volume 90 Days 327,438 % Change YTD Rel S&P 500 13.24% % Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P -4.57% Chaikin Money Flow Persistency 83% % Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P 9.40% Expert Opinions Expert Opinions Earnings Estimate Revisions Very Bullish Short Interest Expert opinions about TW are very positive. Analysts are raising their EPS estimates for TW and shorting of TW is low. Insider Activity The rank for TW is based on analysts revising earnings estimates upward, a low short interest ratio, insiders not purchasing significant amounts of stock, optimistic Analyst Opinions analyst opinions and price strength of the stock versus the Business Service industry group. Relative Strength vs Industry Earnings Estimate Revisions Analyst Recommendations EPS Estimates Revision Summary Current 7 Days Ago % Change Factor Value Last Week Last 4 Weeks Current Qtr 0.90 0.90 0.00% Mean this Week Buy Up Down Up Down Next Qtr 0.96 0.96 0.00% Mean Last Week Buy Curr Qtr 0 0 0 0 Curr Yr 0 0 0 0 Current 30 Days Ago % Change Change 0.00 Next Qtr 0 0 0 0 Current FY 3.77 3.77 0.00 Mean 5 Weeks Ago Buy Next Yr 0 0 0 0 I want to receive special offers about trading stocks with your brokerage partner, optionsXpress. Click here
  4. 4. The Company & Its Competitors TWs Competitors in Business Service News Headlines for TW Company Power Historic EPS Projected EPS Profit Margin PEG PE Revenue(M) Towers Watson Launches Executive Gauge growth growth Compensation Blog - Jul 18, 2011 TW 18.24% 12.00% 6.61% 1.14 17.69 - Towers Watson Introduces Updated Version of ACN 6.70% 13.25% 8.12% 1.37 19.47 23,094 MoSes Financial Modeling Solutions for U.S. Life Insurers - May 11, 2011 CBZ 5.61% 12.50% 3.61% 1.00 12.63 733 Towers Watson Launches New iPad Application FCN 22.03% 16.25% 5.63% 0.98 17.80 1,401 - Mar 23, 2011 Managers Critical to Successful M&A, but NCI 4.68% 13.50% 3.67% 1.14 17.55 704 Underleveraged, Towers Watson Study Finds - STN 23.80% 12.00% 7.33% 1.10 14.05 1,190 Feb 8, 2011 IT 5.82% 20.67% 8.02% 1.28 32.64 1,288 Towers Watson Completes Acquisition of EMB - Feb 1, 2011 CLGX -19.80% 8.50% -4.62% 1.79 13.24 1,623 Company Details Company Profile TOWERS WATSON Towers Watson & Co. is a global professional services company that helps organizations 901 N. GLEBE ROAD improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. It offers ARLINGTON, VA 22203 solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and USA capital management. The Companys benefits solutions cover health and group benefits, Phone: (703) 258-8000 mergers and acquisitions, retirement, and technology and administration. Its risk and Fax: 703-258-8585 financial services solutions include financial modeling software, investment, reinsurance, Website: insurance consulting, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. Its talent and http:// rewards solutions cover communication and change, employee surveys, HR function Full Time Employees: 7,700 effectiveness, rewards, talent management, data services, executive compensation, Sector: Business Services mergers and acquisitions, and sales effectiveness and compensation. Towers Watson & Co. was formerly known as Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. and is headquartered in New York. Power Gauge Ratings are created using a relative ranking system that assigns a rank of 0 to 100 (100 being the highest) to each stock in the universe. Rank is calculated by evaluating each of the stocks factors and combining them into a single number using a weighting formula. A stocks rank ranges from 100-0, where 100 is the strongest, and a rank of 95 indicates the stock is better than 95% of the stocks in the universe. Chaikin Stock Research(CSR) is not registered as a securities broker dealer or investment advisor with either the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or with any state securities regulatory authority. CSR is not responsible for trades executed by users of this research report, our web site or mobile app based on the information included herein. The information presented in this report does not represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks or any financial instrument nor is it intended as an endorsement of any security or investment. The information in this report is generic by nature and is not personalized to the specific financial situation of any individual. The user bears complete responsibility for their own investment research and should seek the advice of a qualified investment professional before making any investment decisions. Copyright (c) 1978-(Present) by ZACKS Investment Research, Inc ("ZACKS"). The information, data, analyses and opinions contained herein (1) includes the confidential and proprietary information of ZACKS, (2) may not be copied or redistributed, for any purpose, (3) does not constitute investment advice offered by ZACKS, (4) are provided solely for informational purposes, and (5) are not warranted or represented to be correct, complete, accurate or timely. ZACKS shall not be responsible for investment decisions, damages or other losses resulting from, or related to, use of this information, data, analyses or opinions. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. ZACKS is not affiliated with Chaikin Power Tools. This report from Chaikin Power Tools is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities. LM 2.3 DS 3.0 LS 2.1 Data Provided by ZACKS Investment Research, Inc., Special offers to trade stocks from optionsXpress: