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NYSE:WU

Western Union (WU) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$12.83
-0.13 (-1.00%)
(As of 09:27 AM ET)
Today's Range
$12.79
$12.90
50-Day Range
$11.75
$13.08
52-Week Range
$10.07
$13.54
Volume
72,632 shs
Average Volume
5.09 million shs
Market Capitalization
$4.39 billion
P/E Ratio
7.64
Dividend Yield
7.33%
Price Target
$12.95

Western Union MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Reduce
1.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
0.1% Downside
$12.95 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
5.13% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.34
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.38mentions of Western Union in the last 14 days
Based on 15 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.36%
From $1.68 to $1.77 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.

3.95 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

58th out of 309 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

30th out of 85 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 in two segments, Consumer-to-Consumer and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer 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 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; and foreign currency forward and option contracts. It also offers bill payment services that facilitates payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, as well as offers money order and other services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

WU Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/29 Dividend
12/19/2023
Dividend Payable
12/29/2023
Last Earnings
2/06/2024
Today
2/25/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/29 Dividend
3/14/2024
Dividend Payable
3/29/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/07/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Data Processing & Outsourced Services
CUSIP
95980210
Employees
8,900
Year Founded
1851

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$12.95
High Stock Price Target
$16.00
Low Stock Price Target
$11.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-0.1%
Consensus Rating
Reduce
Rating Score (0-4)
1.67
Research Coverage
9 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$626 million
Pretax Margin
17.12%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.36 billion
Cash Flow
$2.27 per share
Book Value
$1.31 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
361,845,000
Market Cap
$4.72 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.83

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Devin B. McGranahan (Age 54)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $2.23M
  • Mr. Matthew Cagwin (Age 49)
    Chief Financial Officer
    Comp: $644.2k
  • Mr. Benjamin Carlton Adams (Age 52)
    Chief Legal Officer
    Comp: $745.83k
  • Mr. Andrew D. Walker (Age 57)
    Chief Operations Officer
  • 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)
    Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Bob Rupczynski
    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ms. Karen Whalen
    Chief People Officer














WU Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Western Union stock right now?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Western Union in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings and 6 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "reduce" WU shares.
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What is Western Union's stock price target for 2024?

9 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Western Union's shares. Their WU share price targets range from $11.00 to $16.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $12.95 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.1%.
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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 8.7% and is now trading at $12.96.
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Are investors shorting Western Union?

Western Union saw a increase in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 18,590,000 shares, an increase of 20.4% from the January 15th total of 15,440,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,750,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.9 days. Currently, 5.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Western Union's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 7th 2024.
View our WU earnings forecast
.

How were Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 6th. The credit services provider reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.37. The credit services provider earned $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.02 billion. Western Union had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 113.63% and a net margin of 14.37%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.32 EPS.
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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 Tuesday, February 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.235 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th.
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.

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 7.25%. WU has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 55.95%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WU will have a dividend payout ratio of 53.11% 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 Tuesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 1.650-1.750 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 1.680. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.1 billion-$4.2 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.2 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 Glassdoor.com. 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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.22%), Capital Research Global Investors (5.25%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (2.70%), LSV Asset Management (2.22%), Northern Trust Corp (2.13%) and Allianz Asset Management GmbH (2.05%). Insiders that own company stock include Andrew Summerill, Caroline Tsai, David Cebollero, Jacqueline D Molnar, Jeffrey A Joerres, Rajesh K Agrawal and Richard L Williams.
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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. 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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 2/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff