NYSE:WU - The Western Union Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$21.08 -0.10 (-0.47 %)
(As of 06/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$21.18
Today's Range$21.04 - $21.37
52-Week Range$18.38 - $22.21
Volume2.93 million shs
Average Volume5.25 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.68 billion
P/E Ratio11.71
Dividend Yield3.62%
The Western Union logoThe 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 Englewood, Colorado.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio-8.36
Current Ratio0.84
Quick Ratio0.84


Trailing P/E Ratio11.71
Forward P/E Ratio11.27
P/E Growth2.64

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.52 billion
Price / Sales1.76
Cash Flow$3.4388 per share
Price / Cash6.13
Book Value($1.07) per share
Price / Book-19.70


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.80
Net Income$-557,100,000.00
Net Margins-9.00%
Return on Equity698.54%
Return on Assets9.33%


Outstanding Shares460,730,000

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 Friday, May 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 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 has authorized a share buyback plan on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $1,200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 12.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.03. The credit services provider earned $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion. The Western Union had a positive return on equity of 698.54% and a negative net margin of 9.00%. The firm's revenue was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.35 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 Wednesday, August, 1st 2018. 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 FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.80-1.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.85.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

10 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for The Western Union's shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's stock price to reach $18.6429 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for The Western Union.

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 57)
  • Mr. Rajesh K. Agrawal, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Jean Claude Farah, Pres of Global Payments (Age 47)
  • Mr. Odilon Almeida, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Money Transfer (Age 57)
  • Amintore T. X. Schenkel, Sr. VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller

Has The Western Union been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about WU stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.49 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are The Western Union's major shareholders?

The Western Union's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.86%), LSV Asset Management (2.04%), Northern Trust Corp (1.60%), Boston Partners (1.49%), O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC (1.15%) and Millennium Management LLC (0.96%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Betsy D Holden, Hikmet Ersek, Jean Claude Farah, John David Thompson, Michael Miles, Odilon Almeida, Rajesh K Agrawal and Richard L Williams. 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 American Century Companies Inc., Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Swiss National Bank, Sei Investments Co., Ironwood Investment Counsel LLC and Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Amintore Schenkel, Jean Claude Farah, John David Thompson and Odilon Almeida. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Western Union.

Which major investors are buying The Western Union stock?

WU stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Boston Partners, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, LSV Asset Management, Mackay Shields LLC, Polaris Capital Management LLC, Eaton Vance Management and Millennium Management 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, 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 $21.08.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $9.68 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.

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 (WU)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  341 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  585 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  926
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 6/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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