Western Union Company Profile (NYSE:WU)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Western Union (NYSE:WU) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Sell Rating(s), 9 Hold Rating(s), 2 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.81)
Consensus Price Target: $18.50 (9.36% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/7/2016Barclays PLCDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$20.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/15/2016Compass PointInitiated CoverageNeutral$20.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/22/2016Feltl & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/17/2016Portales PartnersDowngradeSector Perform -> UnderperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/13/2016BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$23.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/3/2016SunTrust Banks Inc.UpgradeReduce -> Neutral$14.00 -> $16.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/22/2016Northland SecuritiesInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$17.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/11/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingHold$21.00 -> $18.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/11/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingUnderperform$17.00 -> $16.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/11/2016Citigroup Inc.Lower Price Target$16.50 -> $15.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/11/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/10/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetUnderweight$21.00 -> $19.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/10/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower Price TargetSell$17.00 -> $16.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/10/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$20.00 -> $19.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/10/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/21/2015William BlairReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/2/2015S&P Equity ResearchUpgradeHold -> Buy$22.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/9/2015Monness Crespi & HardtUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$22.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/1/2015Evercore ISIDowngradeBuy -> Hold$23.00 -> $20.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/20/2015Credit Agricole SAInitiated CoverageSell$16.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/7/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingNeutral$17.50 -> $18.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/1/2015Wells Fargo & Co.UpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/6/2015SusquehannaDowngradePositive -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/30/2015Evercore Partners Inc.UpgradeHold -> Buy$20.00 -> $23.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/2/2015Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$17.00 -> $16.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/5/2015Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/26/2014Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageHold$19.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/18/2014Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/31/2014Nomura Holdings Inc.Boost Price Target$18.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/15/2014Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$17.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/27/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
7/28/2016        
5/3/2016Q116$0.38$0.37$1.32 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/9/2016Q415$0.42$0.42$1.40 billion$1.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/29/2015Q315$0.44$0.45$1.41 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/30/2015Q215$0.39$0.41$1.36 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/30/2015Q115$0.38$0.39$1.31 billion$1.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/10/2015Q414$0.34$0.42$1.44 million$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/30/2014Q314$0.38$0.44$1.43 billion$1.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/31/2014Q214$0.36$0.36$1.42 billion$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/1/2014Q114$0.35$0.37$1.36 billion$1.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/11/2014Q413$0.32$0.31$1.43 billion$1.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/29/2013Q313$0.35$0.39$1.40 billion$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.34$0.36$1.37 billion$1.39 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/30/2013Q1 2013$0.31$0.37$1.35 billion$1.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/12/2013Q4 2012$0.35$0.42$1.40 million$1.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/30/2012$0.45$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2012$0.43$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/24/2012$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/7/2012$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/25/2011$0.39$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/26/2011$0.37$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/26/2011$0.34$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/1/2011$0.35$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.37$0.41$0.39
Q2 20166$0.39$0.43$0.41
Q3 20164$0.44$0.48$0.46
Q4 20164$0.42$0.45$0.44
Q1 20171$0.40$0.40$0.40
Q2 20171$0.43$0.43$0.43
Q3 20171$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q4 20171$0.45$0.45$0.45
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
Annual Dividend:$0.64
Dividend Yield:3.14%
Payout Ratio:40.00% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
39.02% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
36.57% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:13.40% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
7/14/2016quarterly$0.163.18%9/14/20169/16/20169/30/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/12/2016quarterly$0.163.34%6/14/20166/16/20166/30/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/9/2016quarterly$0.163.76%3/15/20163/17/20163/31/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/24/2015quarterly$0.163.3%12/15/201512/17/201512/31/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/16/2015quarterly$0.163.23%9/14/20159/16/20159/30/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/15/2015quarterly$0.162.82%6/12/20156/16/20156/30/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/10/2015quarterly$0.163.39%3/13/20153/17/20153/31/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/5/2014quarterly$0.132.74%12/12/201412/16/201412/31/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/15/2014quarterly$0.132.85%9/11/20149/15/20149/30/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/16/2014quarterly$0.133.12%6/12/20146/16/20146/30/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/21/2014quarterly$0.133.06%3/13/20143/17/20143/31/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
12/6/2013quarterly$0.132.99%12/13/201312/17/201312/31/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/18/2013quarterly$0.132.89%9/12/20139/16/20139/30/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/30/2013quarterly$0.133.05%6/12/20136/14/20136/28/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/21/2013quarterly$0.133.57%3/13/20133/15/20133/29/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
4/19/2016Amintore SchenkelInsiderSell28,816$20.13$580,066.08View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/8/2016Odilon AlmeidaEVPSell2,014$19.58$39,434.12View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/3/2016Amintore SchenkelInsiderSell28,378$18.84$534,641.52View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/16/2016Richard L WilliamsEVPBuy300$17.84$5,352.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
10/8/2015John David ThompsonEVPSell10,114$19.11$193,278.54View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/17/2015John David ThompsonEVPSell65,527$19.12$1,252,876.24View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/3/2015John David ThompsonEVPSell11,000$18.36$201,960.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/1/2015Diane ScottCMOSell56,301$21.99$1,238,058.99View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/28/2015Jeffrey A JoerresDirectorBuy4,550$21.91$99,690.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/23/2015Jean Claude FarahEVPSell3,976$20.00$79,520.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/2/2015Odilon AlmeidaEVPSell3,998$19.52$78,040.96View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/12/2014Jean Claude FarahEVPSell3,975$18.50$73,537.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/15/2014John David ThompsonEVPSell24,342$16.76$407,971.92View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
7/9/2014Jean Claude FarahEVPSell3,975$17.50$69,562.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
10/28/2013Hikmet ErsekCEOSell47,711$19.50$930,364.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
10/22/2013Jack M GreenbergDirectorSell38,266$19.00$727,054.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/16/2013Jack GreenbergDirectorSell43,910$18.82$826,386.20View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/29/2013Jack GreenbergDirectorSell7,332$17.74$130,069.68View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/29/2012Rajesh K AgrawalInsiderBuy2,000$12.68$25,360.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/14/2012Solomon D TrujilloDirectorBuy11,800$12.72$150,096.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/9/2012Hikmet ErsekCEOBuy8,060$12.36$99,621.60View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/8/2012Dinyar S DevitreDirectorBuy23,800$12.58$299,404.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/8/2012Jack M GreenbergChairmanBuy8,000$12.44$99,520.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
DateHeadline
07/24/16 04:38 AMWestern Union Co (NYSE:WU) nearing 52-week high, short interest down - Street Report
07/22/16 12:30 PMWhy This Company Succeeds Where Consumer Banking Fails -
07/21/16 10:09 AMGeoswift, UnionPay International and Western Union Business Solutions …
07/20/16 08:27 PMGeoswift, UnionPay International and Western Union Business Solutions to Offer ...
07/20/16 09:00 AMGeoswift, UnionPay International and Western Union Business Solutions to Offer Tuition Payment Promotion for Students in United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - [Business Wire] - HONG KONG--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Geoswift, Western Union Business Solutions (a subsidiary of The Western Union Company) and UnionPay International have announced a joint tuition payment promotion for Chinese students studying in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The promotion, starting now till Sept 30 2016, is open to UnionPay cardholders who have successfully completed tuition payment via PayTuitionNow portal (with card number starting with 62). Geoswift, a leading provider of cross-border payments between China and the rest of the world, partners with Western Union Business Solutions and UnionPay International to provide end-to-end payment services.
07/19/16 07:31 PMThe Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Shorted Shares Decreased By 3.87% - Consumer Eagle
07/19/16 08:16 AMWestern Union : WU) Shares Bought by Geode Capital Management LLC
07/18/16 07:00 AMWestern Union Announces Enhanced Innovation to Support Global Trade: Technology Creating Borderless Economies for SMEs - [Business Wire] - LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Western Union Business Solutions, a business segment of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) and a leader in global payment services, today announces enhanced capabilities to its ...
07/17/16 04:58 AMThe Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Shorted Shares Increased 3.19% After Market Selling - Consumer Eagle
07/15/16 12:41 PMShares of Western Union Company (The) (WU) Sees Large Outflow of Money - TheFounders Daily
07/14/16 07:35 PMTriangle Securities Wealth Management Exits Position in The Western Union Company (WU) - Trade Calls
07/14/16 12:35 PMWestern Union declares $0.16 dividend -
07/14/16 12:28 PMWestern Union Announces $0.16 Quarterly Dividend - [at noodls] - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per common ...
07/13/16 10:09 AMWestern Union Co (NYSE:WU): Might be a Great Pick - Street Report
07/12/16 07:34 PMRaymond James Trust N.a. Lowers stake in The Western Union Company (WU) - Trade Calls
07/12/16 07:33 AMWestern Union Renews 20-Year Relationship with Rite Aid - [at noodls] - More than 4,550 Rite Aid stores offer suite of Western Unionservices for consumer convenience ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU) a leader in global payment services, today announced ...
07/11/16 05:01 AMCompany Shares of Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) Rally 1.08% - Trade Calls
07/09/16 06:29 PMThe Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Sellers Increased By 3.19% Their Shorts - Press Telegraph
07/07/16 07:24 PMWestern Union (WU) Expands Further in Mexico via Walmart - Nasdaq
07/07/16 11:27 AMWestern Union downgraded by Barclays -
07/07/16 10:00 AMBubbly Stocks in Focal Point - The Western Union Firm (NYSE:WU), Medallion Financial (NASDAQ:MFIN), Southern ... - Seneca Globe
07/07/16 09:07 AMWestern Union (WU) Expands Further in Mexico via Walmart -
07/06/16 07:50 PMWestern Union signs deal with Walmart in Mexico
07/05/16 06:54 PMWestern Union Co (NYSE:WU) close to 52-week high, short interest stable - Street Report
07/05/16 10:31 AMWestern Union Expands: Signs Walmart de México - [at noodls] - Agreement expands network reach and convenience to customers across Mexico ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & Mexico , DF--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As part of its expansion strategy in Mexico , The Western Union Company (NYSE: ...
07/04/16 06:11 PMThe Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Shorted Shares Increased By 3.19% - Press Telegraph
07/04/16 07:12 AMThe Western Union Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WU-US : July 4, 2016 -
07/02/16 09:51 AMBecker Capital Management INC Decreased Stake in Western Union Co (NYSE:WU) by $12.86 Million as Shares Rose - Engelwood Daily
07/01/16 07:20 PMHow Analysts Feel About The Western Union Company After Today's Gap Up? - Press Telegraph
07/01/16 10:00 AMWestern Union Joins White House Call-to-Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis - Yahoo Finance
07/01/16 10:00 AMFinancial Stocks Broker Alerts: The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc ... - share market updates (press release)
07/01/16 09:10 AMWestern Union getting behind Obama's refugee efforts -
07/01/16 07:41 AMWestern Union Joins White House Call-to-Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis - [at noodls] - ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, announced its participation as a founding partner in the White House call-to-action for private ...
06/29/16 07:14 PMWestern Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) Current Analyst Ratings - Fiscal Standard
06/29/16 05:24 PMWestern Union, Drive Wealth Give Easy Access to US Trading -
06/29/16 09:59 AMAnalyst Rating Update on Western Union Company (The) (WU) - Trade Calls
06/28/16 07:17 PMWestern Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) Target Price Is $18.708 - RealistInvestor.com
06/28/16 07:17 PMFinancial Stocks Growth: The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), Umpqua Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ) - share market updates (press release)
06/28/16 04:56 AMWestern Union Company (The) (WU) Falls 2.69% for June 27 - Equities.com
06/27/16 07:04 PMWestern Union's Expansion Initiatives In Mexico Bear Fruit (Revised)
06/27/16 04:58 AMWestern Union Company (The) June 15th Short Interest Update - TheFounders Daily
06/25/16 06:34 PMThe Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Shorted Shares Increased 3.19% After Market Selling - Press Telegraph
06/25/16 06:34 PMStock Performance Focus on: The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) - Press Telegraph
06/25/16 06:34 PMWestern Union Company (The) (WU) Falls 3.97% for June 24 - Equities.com
06/25/16 06:34 PMRecommendation Trends: The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) - News Oracle
06/25/16 10:56 AMTFC, Western Union bring together flagship offerings
06/25/16 10:56 AMWestern Union Company (The) (WU) Falls 3.97% for June 24
06/24/16 07:19 PMStrong Sell Calls Recommendations For Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) At 3 - Investor Newswire
06/23/16 09:51 AMPrudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) & The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Financial Stock's Buzzers - Wall Street 24
06/23/16 09:51 AMIs Western Union Co (NYSE:WU) a Valuable Stock? - Street Report

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About Western Union

Western Union logoThe Western Union Company (Western Union) is a provider of money movement and payment services. The Company operates through three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business Solutions. Western Union's Consumer-to-Consumer segment is engaged in individual money transfers from one consumer to another. The Company's Consumer-to-Business segment provides options to make one-time or recurring payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, government agencies and other businesses. Western Union's Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations and individuals. The Company's services are primarily available through a network of agent locations in approximately 200 countries and territories.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Business Services
  • Industry: Credit Services
  • Sub-Industry: Data Processing & Outsourced Services
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: WU
  • CUSIP: 95980210
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $20.41
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $19.41
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $18.90
  • P/E Ratio: 12.75
  • P/E Growth: 1.61
  • Market Cap: $10.02B
  • Beta: 1.24
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.64 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.75 EPS
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