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

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$19.04 +0.07 (+0.37 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 01:43 PM ET)
Previous Close$19.00
Today's Range$18.89 - $19.08
52-Week Range$18.38 - $22.21
Volume109,104 shs
Average Volume5.45 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.46 billion
P/E Ratio10.59
Dividend Yield4.02%
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

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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio-7.38
Current Ratio0.86
Quick Ratio0.86


Trailing P/E Ratio10.59
Forward P/E Ratio10.24
P/E Growth2.39

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.52 billion
Price / Sales1.54
Cash Flow$3.4493 per share
Price / Cash5.52
Book Value($1.07) per share
Price / Book-17.79


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.80
Net Income$-557,100,000.00
Net Margins-8.05%
Return on Equity-560.31%
Return on Assets9.12%


Outstanding Shares447,250,000
Market Cap$8.46 billion

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, July 19th. Investors of record on Friday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.19 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th. 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 share buyback program on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $1,200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 12.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The credit services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.01. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. The Western Union had a negative return on equity of 560.31% and a negative net margin of 8.05%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.50 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 Thursday, November, 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 Thursday, August, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.80-1.89 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.86.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

10 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for The Western Union's shares. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's stock price to reach $18.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for The Western Union.

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

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Western Union in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings and 6 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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?

Media headlines about WU stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.39 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for The Western Union.

Who are The Western Union's major shareholders?

The Western Union's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.60%), FMR LLC (9.22%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (6.81%), Abrams Capital Management L.P. (4.77%), Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (2.07%) and LSV Asset Management (2.13%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Hikmet Ersek, Jean Claude Farah, John David Thompson, Michael Miles, Odilon Almeida, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams 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 Millennium Management LLC, Boston Partners, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Polaris Capital Management LLC, KBC Group NV and First Manhattan Co.. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Amintore Schenkel, Jean Claude Farah, Odilon Almeida, Richard L Williams and Sheri Rhodes. 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 Jupiter Asset Management Ltd., Bank of Montreal Can, BlackRock Inc., WBI Investments Inc., Worldquant Millennium Quantitative Strategies LLC, Natixis, Schroder Investment Management Group and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. 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 $19.04.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $8.46 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 (NYSE WU)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  378 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  618 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  996
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 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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