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The Western Union Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NYSE:WU)

+0.28 (+1.04 %)
(As of 11/19/2019 09:02 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $27.08
50-Day Range
MA: $24.95
52-Week Range
Now: $27.08
Volume7.07 million shs
Average Volume7.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.35 billion
P/E Ratio14.10
Dividend Yield2.99%
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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.59 billion
Cash Flow$2.60 per share
Book Value($0.70) per share


Net Income$851.90 million


Market Cap$11.35 billion
Next Earnings Date2/6/2020 (Estimated)

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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, July 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Monday, September 30th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 13th. View The Western Union's Dividend History.

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 31st. The credit services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.31 billion. The Western Union had a negative return on equity of 475.84% and a net margin of 21.07%. The Western Union's revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.52 earnings per share. 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 6th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for The Western Union.

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

The Western Union issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.70-1.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.76. The company issued revenue guidance of mid single digits decrease (cons -4.5%), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.31 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

12 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for The Western Union's shares. Their forecasts range from $19.00 to $28.00. On average, they expect The Western Union's stock price to reach $23.35 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for The Western Union.

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

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Western Union in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 1 buy rating 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 negative on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a media sentiment score of -3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the credit services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View News Stories for The Western Union.

Are investors shorting The Western Union?

The Western Union saw a decrease in short interest in October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 55,460,000 shares, a decrease of 7.0% from the September 15th total of 59,640,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,680,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.8 days. Currently, 13.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. View The Western Union's Current Options Chain.

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

What other stocks do shareholders of The Western Union own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other The Western Union investors own include General Electric (GE), AT&T (T), Ford Motor (F), Intel (INTC), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS), Exxon Mobil (XOM), PepsiCo (PEP), Range Resources (RRC) and Wells Fargo & Co (WFC).

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)
  • Ms. Caroline Tsai, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 49)
  • Mr. Jean Claude Farah, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Payments (Age 48)
  • Mr. Odilon Almeida, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Money Transfer (Age 58)

Who are The Western Union's major shareholders?

The Western Union's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include California Public Employees Retirement System (0.88%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.49%), Teacher Retirement System of Texas (0.46%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.46%), Alberta Investment Management Corp (0.36%) and Alps Advisors Inc. (0.35%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Andrew Summerill, Betsy D Holden, Caroline Tsai, Jacqueline D Molnar, Jean Claude Farah, Khalid Fellahi, Michael Kalac, Michael Miles, Odilon Almeida, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams, Roberto G Mendoza and Sheri Rhodes. View Institutional Ownership Trends for The Western Union.

Which major investors are selling The Western Union stock?

WU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alps Advisors Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Rational Advisors LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Empirical Finance LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, Grimes & Company Inc. and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Amintore Schenkel, Andrew Summerill, Betsy D Holden, Caroline Tsai, Jacqueline D Molnar, Khalid Fellahi, Michael Kalac, Michael Miles, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams and Roberto G Mendoza. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Western Union.

Which major investors are buying The Western Union stock?

WU stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Alberta Investment Management Corp, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, California Public Employees Retirement System, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Exane Derivatives, First Trust Advisors LP and Cognios Capital LLC. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is The Western Union's stock price today?

One share of WU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $27.08.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $11.35 billion and generates $5.59 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $851.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.92 on an earnings per share basis. The Western Union employs 12,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About The Western Union.

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 7001 EAST BELLEVIEW AVENUE, DENVER CO, 80237. 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:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  503 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  758 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,261
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 11/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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