Pre-Movers Stocks In Imitation: Bemis Company (NYSE:BMS), Willis Towers Watson Public (NASDAQ:WLTW)

Friday bloom on Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE:BMS) [Trend Analysis], stock knocked down around -0.21% in early session as its gaining volume of 1.17 Million. Bemis Company, Inc. (BMS) reported that its Board of Directors has authorized a 3.4 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend, increasing it to 30 cents per share compared to the previous quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share. The cash dividend is payable on March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 21, 2017.

This marks the 34th consecutive year that the Company has surged its dividend payment. Bemis has been paying an annual dividend on its stock since 1922 and has been included in Standard & Poor’s list of Dividend Aristocrats since 2008.“Our dividend program is an important part of our shareholders’ total return on investment in Bemis Company,” said William F. Austen, Bemis Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our annual cash dividend has surged consecutively for 34 years, reflecting our confidence in our ability to generate strong cash flow and future growth.”

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of -0.41%, which maintained for the month at -1.40%. Similarly, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 0.96% and for the year was 2.55%, while the YTD performance remained at 1.61%. BMS has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.78.

Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ:WLTW) [Trend Analysis] pretends to be active mover, stock eased down around -0.37% to traded at $122.54. Willis Towers Watson PLC (WLTW) declared that its Q4 net income of $34 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The London-based company said it had net income of 25 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.88 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations.

The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.61 per share. The advisory, broking and solutions company posted revenue of $1.93 billion in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.94 billion. For the year, the company declared profit of $312 million, or $2.26 per share. Revenue was declared as $7.89 billion. Willis Towers Watson expects full-year earnings in the range of $8.40 to $8.55 per share.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.00 as current ratio, on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.35, and long-term debt to equity ratio remained 0.35. The Company profit margin was positive 3.70% in trailing twelve months. (Read Latest [Free Analytic] Facts on NASDAQ:WLTW and Be Updated)

To accommodate long-term intention, the firm has diverse dividend or yield record, WLTW has Dividend Yield of 1.57% and experts calculate Return on Investment of 8.40%. The firm has Profit Margin of positive 3.70%.

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He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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