NYSE:WU - The Western Union Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$18.09 -0.17 (-0.93 %)
(As of 01/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$18.26
Today's Range$18.0150 - $18.3001
52-Week Range$16.42 - $21.37
Volume3.81 million shs
Average Volume4.69 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.01 billion
P/E Ratio10.05
Dividend Yield4.24%
Beta1
The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Consumer-to-Consumer and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents. This segment offers international cross-border transfers and intra-country transfers, as well as money transfer transactions through Websites and mobile devices. The Business Solutions segment provides payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises, other organizations, and individuals. The company also facilitates bill payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, as well as offers money order and other services. It serves primarily through a network of agents. The Western Union Company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
CUSIP95980210
Phone866-405-5012

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.52 billion
Cash Flow$3.3940 per share
Book Value($1.07) per share

Profitability

Net Income$-557,100,000.00

Miscellaneous

Employees11,500
Market Cap$8.01 billion
OptionableOptionable

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Western Union's stock symbol?

The Western Union trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WU."

How often does The Western Union pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for The Western Union?

The Western Union declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 17th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 14th. View The Western Union's Dividend History.

How will The Western Union's stock buyback program work?

The Western Union announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 12.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.04. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.43 billion. The Western Union had a negative return on equity of 194.60% and a negative net margin of 8.55%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.53 EPS. View The Western Union's Earnings History.

When is The Western Union's next earnings date?

The Western Union is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for The Western Union.

How can I listen to The Western Union's earnings call?

The Western Union will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 7th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8883176003.

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

The Western Union issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.88-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.85. The company issued revenue guidance of low single digits (+1.5% YoY), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.68 billion.The Western Union also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $1.88-1.95 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

7 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for The Western Union's shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's share price to reach $18.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for The Western Union.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for The Western Union?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Western Union in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 5 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for The Western Union.

Has The Western Union been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WU stock have been trending very positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a coverage optimism score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the credit services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of The Western Union's key competitors?

Who are The Western Union's key executives?

The Western Union's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Hikmet Ersek, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)
  • Mr. Rajesh K. Agrawal, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Jean Claude Farah, Pres of Global Payments (Age 48)
  • Mr. Odilon Almeida, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Money Transfer (Age 58)
  • Amintore T. X. Schenkel, Sr. VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller

Who are The Western Union's major shareholders?

The Western Union's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (2.42%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.94%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.09%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%), BB&T Corp (0.04%) and Troy Asset Management Ltd (0.04%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Caroline Tsai, Jean Claude Farah, John David Thompson, Odilon Almeida, Richard L Williams, Roberto G Mendoza and Sheri Rhodes. View Institutional Ownership Trends for The Western Union.

Which institutional investors are selling The Western Union stock?

WU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Retirement Systems of Alabama, BB&T Corp, James Investment Research Inc., Coastline Trust Co, Bank of Montreal Can, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Meeder Asset Management Inc. and DNB Asset Management AS. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Caroline Tsai, Odilon Almeida, Richard L Williams, Roberto G Mendoza and Sheri Rhodes. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Western Union.

Which institutional investors are buying The Western Union stock?

WU stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clarkston Capital Partners LLC, NewSquare Capital LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Virtu Financial LLC, Troy Asset Management Ltd, NuWave Investment Management LLC, Monument Capital Management and First Hawaiian Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Western Union.

How do I buy shares of The Western Union?

Shares of WU can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is The Western Union's stock price today?

One share of WU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.09.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $8.01 billion and generates $5.52 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $-557,100,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $1.80 on an earnings per share basis. The Western Union employs 11,500 workers across the globe.

What is The Western Union's official website?

The official website for The Western Union is http://www.westernunion.com.

How can I contact The Western Union?

The Western Union's mailing address is 12500 EAST BELFORD AVENUE, ENGLEWOOD CO, 80112. The credit services provider can be reached via phone at 866-405-5012 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for The Western Union (NYSE WU)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  421 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  660 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,081
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about The Western Union and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WU will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WU will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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