NYSE:WU - The Western Union Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$18.26 +0.33 (+1.84 %)
(As of 01/22/2019 09:14 AM ET)
Previous Close$17.93
Today's Range$18.00 - $18.33
52-Week Range$16.42 - $21.37
Volume3.57 million shs
Average Volume3.90 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.09 billion
P/E Ratio10.14
Dividend Yield4.16%
Beta1
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. 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 Denver, Colorado.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
CUSIP95980210
Phone866-405-5012

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.52 billion
Cash Flow$3.4259 per share
Book Value($1.07) per share

Profitability

Net Income$-557,100,000.00

Miscellaneous

Employees11,500
Market Cap$8.09 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 6th. Investors of record on Monday, December 17th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 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 initiated a stock repurchase program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $1,200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 12.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.04. The credit services provider earned $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. The Western Union had a negative net margin of 8.55% and a negative return on equity of 194.60%. The business's revenue was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.53 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 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for The Western Union.

How can I listen to The Western Union's earnings call?

The Western Union will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 7th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8883176003.

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

The Western Union updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.88-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.85. The company issued revenue guidance of low single digits (+1.5% YoY), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.68 billion.The Western Union also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $1.88-1.95 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

7 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for The Western Union's shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's share price to reach $18.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for The Western Union.

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

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Western Union in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 5 hold ratings 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?

Media coverage about WU stock has been trending very positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a news sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

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 58)
  • Mr. Rajesh K. Agrawal, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Jean Claude Farah, Pres of Global Payments (Age 48)
  • Mr. Odilon Almeida, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Money Transfer (Age 58)
  • Amintore T. X. Schenkel, Sr. VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller

Who are The Western Union's major shareholders?

The Western Union's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (2.42%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.09%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%), Monument Capital Management (0.02%) and Navellier & Associates Inc (0.02%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Caroline Tsai, Jean Claude Farah, John David Thompson, Odilon Almeida, Richard L Williams, Roberto G Mendoza and Sheri Rhodes. View Institutional Ownership Trends for The Western Union.

Which institutional investors are selling The Western Union stock?

WU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Retirement Systems of Alabama, Coastline Trust Co, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Meeder Asset Management Inc., DNB Asset Management AS, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Addison Capital Co and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Caroline Tsai, Odilon Almeida, Richard L Williams, Roberto G Mendoza and Sheri Rhodes. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Western Union.

Which institutional investors are buying The Western Union stock?

WU stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clarkston Capital Partners LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Virtu Financial LLC, Monument Capital Management, First Hawaiian Bank, Diligent Investors LLC and Legacy Financial Advisors Inc.. 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 $18.26.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $8.09 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.

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 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 (NYSE WU)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  421 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  660 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,081
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 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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