The Western Union Company Company Profile (NYSE:WU)

About The Western Union Company

The Western Union Company 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: $19.92
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $20.49
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $20.77
  • 52-Week Range: $18.07 - $22.70
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 39.55
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.33
  • P/E Growth: 1.68
  • Market Cap: $9.71B
  • Outstanding Shares: 481,500,000
  • Beta: 1.15
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 4.67%
  • Return on Equity: 69.22%
  • Return on Assets: 8.88%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.09%
  • Current Ratio: 0.88%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.12%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Sell Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.67)
Consensus Price Target: $19.44 (3.60% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/16/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$19.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingUnderweight$22.00 -> $21.00View Rating Details
1/20/2017Compass PointDowngradeNeutral -> Sell$17.00View Rating Details
1/19/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
1/4/2017GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutral$23.00View Rating Details
10/24/2016BTIG ResearchSet Price TargetBuy$23.00View Rating Details
9/8/2016Monness Crespi & HardtDowngradeBuy -> Neutral$22.00View Rating Details
8/23/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingUnderweight$17.00View Rating Details
8/4/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetSell$15.50 -> $17.00View 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 CorpReiterated RatingUnderperform$17.00 -> $16.00View Rating Details
2/11/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
2/10/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoLower Price TargetUnderweight$21.00 -> $19.00View Rating Details
2/10/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)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
7/1/2015Evercore ISIDowngradeBuy -> Hold$23.00 -> $20.00View Rating Details
5/7/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingNeutral$17.50 -> $18.50View Rating Details
5/1/2015Wells Fargo & CoUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
4/6/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncDowngradePositive -> NeutralView Rating Details
3/30/2015Evercore Partners Inc.UpgradeHold -> Buy$20.00 -> $23.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/1/2017        
2/9/2017Q416$0.43$0.47$1.37 billion$1.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.70 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.78 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$0.40$0.45$0.43
Q1 20176$0.35$0.43$0.38
Q2 20176$0.38$0.45$0.41
Q3 20176$0.38$0.47$0.43
Q4 20176$0.38$0.47$0.42
Q1 20181$0.40$0.40$0.40
Q2 20181$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q3 20181$0.46$0.46$0.46
Q4 20181$0.46$0.46$0.46
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)
Annual Dividend:$0.64
Dividend Yield:3.17%
Dividend Growth:8.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:128.00% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
37.65% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
35.96% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/9/2017quarterly$0.183.55%3/15/20173/17/20173/31/2017
12/8/2016quarterly$0.162.91%12/15/201612/19/201612/30/2016
7/14/2016quarterly$0.163.18%9/14/20169/16/20169/30/2016
5/12/2016quarterly$0.163.34%6/14/20166/16/20166/30/2016
2/9/2016quarterly$0.163.76%3/15/20163/17/20163/31/2016
11/24/2015quarterly$0.163.3%12/15/201512/17/201512/31/2015
7/16/2015quarterly$0.163.23%9/14/20159/16/20159/30/2015
5/15/2015quarterly$0.162.82%6/12/20156/16/20156/30/2015
2/10/2015quarterly$0.163.39%3/13/20153/17/20153/31/2015
12/5/2014quarterly$0.132.74%12/12/201412/16/201412/31/2014
7/15/2014quarterly$0.132.85%9/11/20149/15/20149/30/2014
5/16/2014quarterly$0.133.12%6/12/20146/16/20146/30/2014
2/21/2014quarterly$0.133.06%3/13/20143/17/20143/31/2014
12/6/2013quarterly$0.132.99%12/13/201312/17/201312/31/2013
7/18/2013quarterly$0.132.89%9/12/20139/16/20139/30/2013
5/30/2013quarterly$0.133.05%6/12/20136/14/20136/28/2013
2/21/2013quarterly$0.133.57%3/13/20133/15/20133/29/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.10%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/16/2017Richard L WilliamsEVPBuy300$19.49$5,847.00View SEC Filing  
9/28/2016Michael MilesDirectorSell21,281$20.37$433,493.97View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Rajesh K AgrawalCFOSell9,263$21.50$199,154.50View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Odilon AlmeidaEVPSell18,064$21.57$389,640.48View SEC Filing  
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)

Headlines

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What is The Western Union Company's stock symbol?

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

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

The Western Union Company declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 17th will be given a dividend of $0.175 per share on Friday, March 31st. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 15th. This is a boost from The Western Union Company's previous quarterly dividend of $0.16.

Where is The Western Union Company's stock going? Where will The Western Union Company's stock price be in 2017?

12 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for The Western Union Company's shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union Company's stock price to reach $19.44 in the next twelve months.

When will The Western Union Company announce their earnings?

The Western Union Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May, 1st 2017.

What are analysts saying about The Western Union Company stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about The Western Union Company stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Western Union’s shares underperformed the Zacks categorized Financial Transaction Services industry, over the past one year. The company’s fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Including a charge related to settlements with the U.S. regulators to resolve investigations tied with the company’s oversight of certain agents and anti-fraud program, it reported loss. We remain cautious due to several challenges, including increasing competition and foreign exchange volatility. The company expects GAAP revenues for 2017 to be flat to low-single digit decline. However, we expect the company’s long-term growth to be driven by strategic investments in new products, services and technology. Focus on expansion of customer base, creation of digital infrastructure to boost the electronic channels business should fuel growth." (2/21/2017)

  • Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Shares should trade lower tomorrow ' while 4Q itself was roughly in-line (ex. lower tax), '17 guidance is light. WU announced a new strategic initiative, WU Way, which will cost $100M in '17, and which we will include in our estimates as these are costs are required for WU to remain competitive in an increasingly digital-centric industry. On a more + note, pricing firmed in 4Q, and the recent large gov't settlement is not expected to impact return of cash." (2/10/2017)

Who owns The Western Union Company stock?

The Western Union Company's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (8.37%), Abrams Capital Management L.P. (4.46%), State Street Corp (4.24%), Investec Asset Management LTD (1.81%), Credit Agricole S A (0.67%) and Guggenheim Capital LLC (0.51%). Company insiders that own The Western Union Company stock include Amintore Schenkel, Betsy D Holden, Diane Scott, Hikmet Ersek, Jean Claude Farah, Jeffrey A Joerres, John David Thompson, Michael Miles, Odilon Almeida, Rajesh K Agrawal and Richard L Williams.

Who sold The Western Union Company stock? Who is selling The Western Union Company stock?

The Western Union Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Van ECK Associates Corp, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc., Aviva PLC, Century Capital Management LLC, Barings LLC and Investec Asset Management LTD. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union Company stock in the last year include Amintore Schenkel, Betsy D Holden, Hikmet Ersek, Michael Miles, Odilon Almeida and Rajesh K Agrawal.

Who bought The Western Union Company stock? Who is buying The Western Union Company stock?

The Western Union Company's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Janus Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Credit Agricole S A and Guggenheim Capital LLC. Company insiders that have bought The Western Union Company stock in the last two years include Jeffrey A Joerres and Richard L Williams.

How do I buy The Western Union Company stock?

Shares of The Western Union Company can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of The Western Union Company stock cost?

One share of The Western Union Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.17.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Chart for Saturday, February, 25, 2017


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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)

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Earnings by Quarter for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)

Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff