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Western Union (WU) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.12 (-0.92%)
(As of 01:58 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
843,003 shs
Average Volume
4.15 million shs
Market Capitalization
$4.38 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Western Union MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
1.73 Rating Score
5.3% Upside
$13.61 Price Target
Short Interest
5.36% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.82mentions of Western Union in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$128,500 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $1.76 to $1.85 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.08 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

61st out of 305 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

32nd out of 89 stocks

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About Western Union Stock (NYSE:WU)

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates through Consumer Money Transfer and Consumer Services segments. The Consumer Money Transfer segment facilitates money transfers for international cross-border and intra-country transfers, primarily through a network of retail agent locations, as well as through websites and mobile devices. The Consumer Services segments offers bill payment services, which facilitate payments for consumers, businesses, and other organizations, as well as money order services, retail foreign exchange services, prepaid cards, lending partnerships, and digital wallets. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

WU Stock Price History

WU Stock News Headlines

Why Does Wall Street Hate These 6%-13% Dividends?
Western Union Announces $0.235 Quarterly Dividend
Western Union Announces $0.235 Quarterly Dividend
Western Union Resumes Money Transfer Service To Cuba
The World’s 30 Least Powerful Passports in 2024
KBW Keeps Their Hold Rating on Western Union (WU)
Q1 2024 Western Union Co Earnings Call
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/28 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Business services, not elsewhere classified
Data Processing & Outsourced Services
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
11 Analysts


Net Income
$626 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.36 billion
Cash Flow
$2.23 per share
Book Value
$1.31 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$4.37 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Devin B. McGranahan (Age 54)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $3.03M
  • Mr. Matthew Cagwin (Age 49)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.35M
  • Mr. Andrew D. Walker (Age 57)
    Executive VP & Chief Operations Officer
    Comp: $1.06M
  • Mr. Benjamin Carlton Adams (Age 52)
    Executive VP & Chief Legal Officer
    Comp: $1M
  • Mr. Giovanni Angelini (Age 54)
    President of Europe & Africa
    Comp: $1.06M
  • Mr. Mark T. Hinsey (Age 53)
    Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
  • Mr. Benjamin Hawksworth (Age 47)
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Brad Windbigler
    Senior VP, Treasurer and Head of Payments Finance & IR
  • Ms. Cherie Axelrod (Age 58)
    Executive VP and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Bob Rupczynski
    Chief Marketing Officer

WU Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Western Union stock right now?

11 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Western Union in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 8 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "reduce" WU shares.
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What is Western Union's stock price target for 2024?

11 Wall Street research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Western Union's shares. Their WU share price targets range from $11.00 to $16.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $13.61 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have WU shares performed in 2024?

Western Union's stock was trading at $11.92 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, WU shares have increased by 8.5% and is now trading at $12.93.
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When is Western Union's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 24th 2024.
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How were Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 24th. The credit services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.05. The credit services provider earned $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.01 billion. Western Union had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 120.76% and a net margin of 14.12%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share.
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How often does Western Union pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Western Union?

Western Union announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.235 per share on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $0.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.27%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 14th.
Read our dividend analysis for WU

Is Western Union a good dividend stock?

Western Union (NYSE:WU) pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 7.15%. WU has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 55.62%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WU will have a dividend payout ratio of 50.81% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for WU.

What guidance has Western Union issued on next quarter's earnings?

Western Union updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of 1.700-1.800 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of 1.700. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.2 billion-$4.2 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.1 billion.

What is Hikmet Ersek's approval rating as Western Union's CEO?

712 employees have rated Western Union Chief Executive Officer Hikmet Ersek on Hikmet Ersek has an approval rating of 79% among the company's employees. 73.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Western Union to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Western Union own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Western Union investors own include AT&T (T), Ford Motor (F), Intel (INTC), Walt Disney (DIS), General Electric (GE), International Business Machines (IBM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Bank of America (BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are Western Union's major shareholders?

Western Union's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.81%), Capital Research Global Investors (5.66%), Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. (4.54%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (4.11%), LSV Asset Management (2.45%) and Discerene Group LP (1.98%). Insiders that own company stock include David Cebollero, Jeffrey A Joerres and Timothy P Murphy.
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How do I buy shares of Western Union?

Shares of WU stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Western Union have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Western Union: Banco Western Union do Brasil S.A., Coins, Custom House, Custom House (Online) Ltd., Custom House Currency Exchange (Australia) Pty. Limited, Custom House Currency Exchange (Singapore) Pte. Limited, Custom House Financial (UK) Limited, Custom House Financial Ltd., Custom House Holdings (USA) Ltd., Custom House ULC, E Commerce Group Products Inc., First Financial Management Corporation, Global Collection Services S.A., Global Corporate Real Estate Advisors LLC, Grupo Dinámico Empresarial S.A. de C.V., MT (Bermuda) 1 Ltd, MT (Bermuda) 2 Ltd, MT Caribbean Holdings SRL, MT Financial Holdings Ltd., MT Global Holdings Ltd., MT Group Investment Holdings Ltd., MT Group Ltd., MT Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., MT Holdings Limited, MT Holdings Switzerland GmbH, MT International Holdings Ltd., MT International Operations Partnership, MT International Operations SRL, MT Network Holdings Ltd., MT Payment Services Ltd., MT Payment Services Operations EU/EEA Limited, MT Worldwide Holdings Ltd., Money Transfer Financial Services Limited, Operaciones Internacionales OV S.A. de C.V., Opus Software Technologies Private Limited, PT Western Union Indonesia, Paymap Inc., RII Holdings Inc., Red Global S.A., Ruesch Holding LLC, Ruesch International (Delaware) LLC, Ruesch International L.L.C., Servicio Electrónico de Pago S.A., Servicio Integral de Envios S. de R.L. de C.V., Servicios de Apoyo GDE S.A. de C.V., SpeedPay Inc., Speedpay, The Western Union Real Estate Holdings LLC, Transfer Express de Panama S.A., Travelex, Union del Oeste de Costa Rica SRL, Vigo Remittance Canada Company, Vigo Remittance Corp., WU BP Peru S.R.L., WU Technology Engineering Services Private Limited, WUBS Financial Services (Singapore) Pte Limited, WUBS Payments Limited, Western Union (Bermuda) Holding Finance Ltd., Western Union (Hellas) International Holdings S.A., Western Union Acquisition Partnership, Western Union Benelux MT Ltd., Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (Hong Kong) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (Malta) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (SA) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (Singapore) Pte Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (UK) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (USA) LLC, Western Union Business Solutions Japan KK, Western Union Chile Limitada, Western Union Communications Inc., Western Union Consulting Services (Beijing) Co. Ltd., Western Union Corretora de Cambio S.A., Western Union Financial Holdings L.L.C., Western Union Financial Services (Australia) PTY Ltd., Western Union Financial Services (Canada), Western Union Financial Services (Hong Kong) Limited, Western Union Financial Services (Korea) Inc., Western Union Financial Services (Luxembourg) S.á.r.l., Western Union Financial Services Argentina S.R.L., Western Union Financial Services Eastern Europe LLC, Western Union Financial Services GmbH, Western Union Financial Services Inc., Western Union Financial Services International (France) SARL, Western Union GB Limited, Western Union Global Network Pte. Ltd, Western Union Holdings Inc., Western Union International Bank GmbH, Western Union International Holdings LLC, Western Union International Limited, Western Union International Services LLC, Western Union Ireland Holdings Limited, Western Union Ireland Partnership, Western Union Japan K.K., Western Union LLC, Western Union Luxembourg Holdings 1 S.á.r.l., Western Union Luxembourg Holdings 2 S.á.r.l., Western Union Luxembourg Holdings 3 S.á.r.l., Western Union MT (Australia) Pty. Ltd., Western Union MT East Ltd., Western Union Malta Holdings Limited, Western Union Malta Limited, Western Union Morocco SARL, Western Union Network (Canada) Company, Western Union Network (France) SAS, Western Union Network (Ireland) Limited, Western Union Network Belgium SPRL, Western Union Northern Europe GmbH, Western Union Online Limited, Western Union Overseas Limited, Western Union Payment Services (India) Private Limited, Western Union Payment Services GB Limited, Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited, Western Union Payment Services Network (Canada) ULC, Western Union Payment Services Network EU/EEA Limited, Western Union Payment Services UK Limited, Western Union Payments (Malaysia) SDN. BHD., Western Union Peru S.A., Western Union Processing Limited, Western Union Processing Lithuania UAB, Western Union Processing Services Inc., Western Union Regional Panama S.A., Western Union Retail Services Belgium, Western Union Retail Services GB Limited, Western Union Retail Services Ireland Limited, Western Union Retail Services Italy S.r.l., Western Union Retail Services Norway AS, Western Union Retail Services RO SRL, Western Union Retail Services Spain S.A., Western Union Retail Services Sweden AB, Western Union Services (Philippines) Inc., Western Union Services (Spain) S.L., Western Union Services India Private Limited, Western Union Services S.L., Western Union Services Singapore Private Limited, Western Union Singapore Limited, Western Union South Africa (PTY) Limited, Western Union Support Services (Nigeria) Limited, Western Union Support Services Côte d’lvoire, Western Union Turkey Odeme Hizmetleri Anonim Sirketi, Western Union do Brasil Participacoes Limitada, and Western Union do Brasil Serviços e Participações Ltda..
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This page (NYSE:WU) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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