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The Western Union Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.44 (+2.11 %)
(As of 11/23/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $21.34
50-Day Range
MA: $21.33
52-Week Range
Now: $21.34
Volume2.81 million shs
Average Volume6.17 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.77 billion
P/E Ratio14.72
Dividend Yield4.31%
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; and foreign currency forward and option contracts. The company also offers cash-based and electronic-based bill payment services that facilitates 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 0.9Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 3.8 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.01 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
Phone(866) 405-5012



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.29 billion
Cash Flow$2.35 per share
Book Value($0.09) per share


Net Income$1.06 billion


Market Cap$8.77 billion
Next Earnings Date2/9/2021 (Estimated)
+0.44 (+2.11 %)
(As of 11/23/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Frequently Asked Questions

How has The Western Union's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

The Western Union's stock was trading at $21.73 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WU stock has decreased by 1.8% and is now trading at $21.34.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of The Western Union?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Western Union in the last year. There are currently 6 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than The Western Union?

Wall Street analysts have given The Western Union a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's winning trading ideas this year have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but The Western Union wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is The Western Union's next earnings date?

The Western Union is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 9th 2021.
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How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) released its earnings results on Thursday, October, 29th. The credit services provider reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.10. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 billion. The Western Union had a negative return on equity of 1,029.12% and a net margin of 12.38%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share.
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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 Wednesday, July 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.225 per share on Wednesday, September 30th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.22%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 15th.
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What guidance has The Western Union issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Western Union updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 29th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.80-1.85 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.79.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

18 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for The Western Union's stock. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's share price to reach $22.41 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.0% from the stock's current price.
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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 AT&T (T), Ford Motor (F), Intel (INTC), The 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 The Western Union's key executives?

The Western Union's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Hikmet Ersek, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59, Pay $3.1M)
  • Mr. Rajesh K. Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer (Age 55, Pay $1.4M)
  • Ms. Caroline Tsai, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 50, Pay $934k)
  • Mr. Jean Claude Farah, Pres of Global Network (Age 49, Pay $1.17M)
  • Mr. Khalid Fellahi, Pres of Consumer Money Transfer (Age 55, Pay $1.04M)
  • Mr. Mark T. Hinsey, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 49)
  • Mr. Brad Windbigler, Sr. VP, Treasurer and Head of Payments Fin. & IR
  • Mr. Tyler Hand, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Nicole Vogrin, Chief Corp. Affairs & Communications Officer
  • Reverend Richard L. Williams, Chief People Officer (Age 54)

What is The Western Union's stock symbol?

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

Who are The Western Union's major shareholders?

The Western Union's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.28%), State Street Corp (5.81%), LSV Asset Management (2.49%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (1.41%), Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. (1.22%) and O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC (0.94%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Andrew Summerill, Betsy D Holden, Caroline Tsai, Jacqueline D Molnar, Jan Siegmund, Khalid Fellahi, Michael Kalac, Michael Miles, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams and Roberto G Mendoza.
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Which major investors are selling The Western Union stock?

WU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including International Value Advisers LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, BlackRock Inc., Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Natixis, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Wells Fargo & Company MN, and Jupiter Asset Management Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Caroline Tsai, Jacqueline D Molnar, Rajesh K Agrawal, and Roberto G Mendoza.
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Which major investors are buying The Western Union stock?

WU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential PLC, AJO LP, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ, AQR Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, Morgan Stanley, and Achmea Investment Management B.V..
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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 $21.34.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $8.77 billion and generates $5.29 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $1.06 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.73 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 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]

This page was last updated on 11/24/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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