Western Union Company Profile (NYSE:WU)

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: $21.48
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $20.55
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $19.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 13.00
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.49
  • P/E Growth: 1.70
  • Market Cap: $10.54B
  • Outstanding Shares: 487,733,000
  • Beta: 1.25
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Western Union (NYSE:WU) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.72)
Consensus Price Target: $18.65 (13.68% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/23/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingUnderweight$17.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016Jefferies GroupBoost Price TargetHold$18.00 -> $19.00View Rating Details
8/4/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetSell$15.50 -> $17.00View Rating Details
8/4/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetUnderweight$20.00 -> $21.00View Rating Details
8/1/2016BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$23.00View Rating Details
4/15/2016Compass PointInitiated CoverageNeutral$20.00View Rating Details
3/22/2016Feltl & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/17/2016Portales PartnersDowngradeSector Perform -> UnderperformView Rating Details
3/3/2016SunTrust Banks Inc.UpgradeReduce -> Neutral$14.00 -> $16.00View Rating Details
2/22/2016Northland SecuritiesInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$17.50View Rating Details
2/11/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingUnderperform$17.00 -> $16.00View Rating Details
2/11/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
2/10/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetUnderweight$21.00 -> $19.00View Rating Details
2/10/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower Price TargetSell$17.00 -> $16.00View Rating Details
2/10/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$20.00 -> $19.00View Rating Details
2/10/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
10/21/2015William BlairReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
9/2/2015S&P Equity ResearchUpgradeHold -> Buy$22.00View Rating Details
7/9/2015Monness Crespi & HardtUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$22.00View Rating Details
7/1/2015Evercore ISIDowngradeBuy -> Hold$23.00 -> $20.00View Rating Details
5/20/2015Credit Agricole SAInitiated CoverageSell$16.00View Rating Details
5/7/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.Reiterated RatingNeutral$17.50 -> $18.50View Rating Details
5/1/2015Wells Fargo & Co.UpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
4/6/2015SusquehannaDowngradePositive -> NeutralView Rating Details
3/30/2015Evercore Partners Inc.UpgradeHold -> Buy$20.00 -> $23.00View Rating Details
1/5/2015Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
11/26/2014Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageHold$19.00View Rating Details
11/18/2014Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
10/31/2014NomuraBoost Price Target$18.00View Rating Details
9/15/2014Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$17.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/28/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/3/2016Q216$0.40$0.42$1.38 billion$1.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116$0.38$0.37$1.32 billion$1.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q415$0.42$0.42$1.40 billion$1.38 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.44$0.45$1.41 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.39$0.41$1.36 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.38$0.39$1.31 billion$1.32 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2015Q414$0.34$0.42$1.44 million$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.38$0.44$1.43 billion$1.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.36$0.36$1.42 billion$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.35$0.37$1.36 billion$1.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q413$0.32$0.31$1.43 billion$1.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.35$0.39$1.40 billion$1.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.34$0.36$1.37 billion$1.39 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013$0.31$0.37$1.35 billion$1.33 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2013Q4 2012$0.35$0.42$1.40 million$1.43 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2012$0.45$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.43$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2012$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$0.39$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$0.37$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.34$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/1/2011$0.35$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.65 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.73 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20165$0.37$0.41$0.39
Q2 20166$0.39$0.43$0.41
Q3 20168$0.41$0.48$0.44
Q4 20168$0.41$0.45$0.43
Q1 20172$0.40$0.41$0.41
Q2 20172$0.42$0.44$0.43
Q3 20171$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q4 20172$0.45$0.46$0.46
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Western Union (NYSE:WU)
Annual Dividend:$0.64
Dividend Yield:2.96%
Payout Ratio:38.55% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
38.79% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
36.99% (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 Date
(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 TransactionDetails
8/24/2016Hikmet ErsekInsiderSell276,127$21.52$5,942,253.04View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Betsy D HoldenDirectorSell21,281$21.02$447,326.62View SEC Filing  
4/19/2016Amintore SchenkelInsiderSell28,816$20.13$580,066.08View SEC Filing  
4/8/2016Odilon AlmeidaEVPSell2,014$19.58$39,434.12View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Amintore SchenkelInsiderSell28,378$18.84$534,641.52View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Richard L WilliamsEVPBuy300$17.84$5,352.00View SEC Filing  
10/8/2015John David ThompsonEVPSell10,114$19.11$193,278.54View SEC Filing  
9/17/2015John David ThompsonEVPSell65,527$19.12$1,252,876.24View SEC Filing  
9/3/2015John David ThompsonEVPSell11,000$18.36$201,960.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2015Diane ScottCMOSell56,301$21.99$1,238,058.99View SEC Filing  
5/28/2015Jeffrey A JoerresDirectorBuy4,550$21.91$99,690.50View SEC Filing  
3/23/2015Jean Claude FarahEVPSell3,976$20.00$79,520.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2015Odilon AlmeidaEVPSell3,998$19.52$78,040.96View SEC Filing  
11/12/2014Jean Claude FarahEVPSell3,975$18.50$73,537.50View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014John David ThompsonEVPSell24,342$16.76$407,971.92View SEC Filing  
7/9/2014Jean Claude FarahEVPSell3,975$17.50$69,562.50View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Hikmet ErsekCEOSell47,711$19.50$930,364.50View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Jack M GreenbergDirectorSell38,266$19.00$727,054.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Jack GreenbergDirectorSell43,910$18.82$826,386.20View SEC Filing  
8/29/2013Jack GreenbergDirectorSell7,332$17.74$130,069.68View SEC Filing  
11/29/2012Rajesh K AgrawalInsiderBuy2,000$12.68$25,360.00View SEC Filing  
11/14/2012Solomon D TrujilloDirectorBuy11,800$12.72$150,096.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2012Hikmet ErsekCEOBuy8,060$12.36$99,621.60View SEC Filing  
11/8/2012Dinyar S DevitreDirectorBuy23,800$12.58$299,404.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2012Jack M GreenbergChairmanBuy8,000$12.44$99,520.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Western Union (NYSE:WU) Chart for Sunday, August, 28, 2016

Last Updated on 8/28/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff