The Western Union Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.05 (-0.22 %)
(As of 08/3/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume4.06 million shs
Average Volume4.32 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.31 billion
P/E Ratio12.56
Dividend Yield4.05%
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About The Western Union

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. It 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 and sub-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 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 founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


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2.63 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

25th out of 365 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

15th out of 131 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 3.9Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Western Union a buy right now?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Western Union in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" The Western Union stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WU, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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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 buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but The Western Union wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies 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 Wednesday, August 4th 2021.
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How can I listen to The Western Union's earnings call?

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

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) released its earnings results on Monday, May, 3rd. The credit services provider reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.44. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.20 billion. The Western Union had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 775.45% and a net margin of 15.44%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.44 EPS.
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How has The Western Union's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

The Western Union's stock was trading at $21.73 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WU stock has increased by 4.6% and is now trading at $22.74.
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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 22nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 16th will be given a dividend of $0.235 per share on Thursday, September 30th. This represents a $0.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 15th.
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Is The Western Union a good dividend stock?

The Western Union pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.05%. WU has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The Western Union does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of The Western Union is 50.27%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, The Western Union will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.23% next year. This indicates that The Western Union will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has The Western Union issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Western Union issued an update on its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 2.000-2.100 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.050. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for The Western Union's stock. Their forecasts range from $21.00 to $28.00. On average, they expect The Western Union's stock price to reach $24.35 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.1% from the stock's current price.
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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 60, Pay $2.14M)
  • Mr. Rajesh K. Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer (Age 56, Pay $1.11M)
  • Mr. Jean Claude Farah, Pres of Global Network (Age 50, Pay $998.9k)
  • Mr. Khalid Fellahi, Pres of Consumer Money Transfer (Age 56, Pay $981.8k)
  • Ms. Michelle R. Swanback, Pres of Product & Platform (Age 52, Pay $1.53M)
  • Mr. Mark T. Hinsey, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 50)
  • Mr. Brad Windbigler, Sr. VP, Treasurer and Head of Payments Fin. & IR
  • Ms. Caroline Tsai, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Tyler Hand, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Nicole Vogrin, Chief Corp. Affairs & Communications Officer

What is Hikmet Ersek's approval rating as The Western Union's CEO?

712 employees have rated The Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek on Hikmet Ersek has an approval rating of 79% among The Western Union's employees. 73.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at The Western Union to a friend.

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).

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 investors include Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.41%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.38%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.29%), PGGM Investments (0.25%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.20%) and RWC Asset Management LLP (0.17%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Andrew Summerill, Betsy D Holden, Caroline Tsai, Hikmet Ersek, Jacqueline D Molnar, Jan Siegmund, Jean Claude Farah, Khalid Fellahi, Michael Kalac, Michael Miles, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams and Roberto G Mendoza.
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Which institutional investors are selling The Western Union stock?

WU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including New York State Common Retirement Fund, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Avalon Investment & Advisory, Advisor Group Holdings Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Versor Investments LP, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, and Dupont Capital Management Corp. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Andrew Summerill, Caroline Tsai, Hikmet Ersek, Jacqueline D Molnar, Jean Claude Farah, Khalid Fellahi, Rajesh K Agrawal, and Richard L Williams.
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Which institutional investors are buying The Western Union stock?

WU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., RWC Asset Management LLP, PGGM Investments, Alliancebernstein L.P., Advisors Asset Management Inc., Calamos Advisors LLC, Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC, and Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Company Ltd.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is The Western Union's stock price today?

One share of WU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.74.

How much money does The Western Union make?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $9.31 billion and generates $4.84 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $744.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.87 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does The Western Union have?

The Western Union employs 11,000 workers across the globe.

Does The Western Union have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of The Western Union: Banco Western Union do Brasil S.A., Coins, Custom House, Custom House (Online) Ltd., Custom House Currency Exchange (Australia) Pty. Limited, Custom House Currency Exchange (Singapore) Pte. Limited, Custom House Financial (UK) Limited, Custom House Financial Ltd., Custom House Holdings (USA) Ltd., Custom House ULC, E Commerce Group Products Inc., First Financial Management Corporation, Global Collection Services S.A., Global Corporate Real Estate Advisors LLC, Grupo Dinámico Empresarial S.A. de C.V., MT (Bermuda) 1 Ltd, MT (Bermuda) 2 Ltd, MT Caribbean Holdings SRL, MT Financial Holdings Ltd., MT Global Holdings Ltd., MT Group Investment Holdings Ltd., MT Group Ltd., MT Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., MT Holdings Limited, MT Holdings Switzerland GmbH, MT International Holdings Ltd., MT International Operations Partnership, MT International Operations SRL, MT Network Holdings Ltd., MT Payment Services Ltd., MT Payment Services Operations EU/EEA Limited, MT Worldwide Holdings Ltd., Money Transfer Financial Services Limited, Operaciones Internacionales OV S.A. de C.V., Opus Software Technologies Private Limited, PT Western Union Indonesia, Paymap Inc., RII Holdings Inc., Red Global S.A., Ruesch Holding LLC, Ruesch International (Delaware) LLC, Ruesch International L.L.C., Servicio Electrónico de Pago S.A., Servicio Integral de Envios S. de R.L. de C.V., Servicios de Apoyo GDE S.A. de C.V., SpeedPay Inc., Speedpay, The Western Union Real Estate Holdings LLC, Transfer Express de Panama S.A., Travelex, Union del Oeste de Costa Rica SRL, Vigo Remittance Canada Company, Vigo Remittance Corp., WU BP Peru S.R.L., WU Technology Engineering Services Private Limited, WUBS Financial Services (Singapore) Pte Limited, WUBS Payments Limited, Western Union (Bermuda) Holding Finance Ltd., Western Union (Hellas) International Holdings S.A., Western Union Acquisition Partnership, Western Union Benelux MT Ltd., Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (Hong Kong) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (Malta) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (SA) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (Singapore) Pte Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (UK) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (USA) LLC, Western Union Business Solutions Japan KK, Western Union Chile Limitada, Western Union Communications Inc., Western Union Consulting Services (Beijing) Co. Ltd., Western Union Corretora de Cambio S.A., Western Union Financial Holdings L.L.C., Western Union Financial Services (Australia) PTY Ltd., Western Union Financial Services (Canada), Western Union Financial Services (Hong Kong) Limited, Western Union Financial Services (Korea) Inc., Western Union Financial Services (Luxembourg) S.á.r.l., Western Union Financial Services Argentina S.R.L., Western Union Financial Services Eastern Europe LLC, Western Union Financial Services GmbH, Western Union Financial Services Inc., Western Union Financial Services International (France) SARL, Western Union GB Limited, Western Union Global Network Pte. Ltd, Western Union Holdings Inc., Western Union International Bank GmbH, Western Union International Holdings LLC, Western Union International Limited, Western Union International Services LLC, Western Union Ireland Holdings Limited, Western Union Ireland Partnership, Western Union Japan K.K., Western Union LLC, Western Union Luxembourg Holdings 1 S.á.r.l., Western Union Luxembourg Holdings 2 S.á.r.l., Western Union Luxembourg Holdings 3 S.á.r.l., Western Union MT (Australia) Pty. Ltd., Western Union MT East Ltd., Western Union Malta Holdings Limited, Western Union Malta Limited, Western Union Morocco SARL, Western Union Network (Canada) Company, Western Union Network (France) SAS, Western Union Network (Ireland) Limited, Western Union Network Belgium SPRL, Western Union Northern Europe GmbH, Western Union Online Limited, Western Union Overseas Limited, Western Union Payment Services (India) Private Limited, Western Union Payment Services GB Limited, Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited, Western Union Payment Services Network (Canada) ULC, Western Union Payment Services Network EU/EEA Limited, Western Union Payment Services UK Limited, Western Union Payments (Malaysia) SDN. BHD., Western Union Peru S.A., Western Union Processing Limited, Western Union Processing Lithuania UAB, Western Union Processing Services Inc., Western Union Regional Panama S.A., Western Union Retail Services Belgium, Western Union Retail Services GB Limited, Western Union Retail Services Ireland Limited, Western Union Retail Services Italy S.r.l., Western Union Retail Services Norway AS, Western Union Retail Services RO SRL, Western Union Retail Services Spain S.A., Western Union Retail Services Sweden AB, Western Union Services (Philippines) Inc., Western Union Services (Spain) S.L., Western Union Services India Private Limited, Western Union Services S.L., Western Union Services Singapore Private Limited, Western Union Singapore Limited, Western Union South Africa (PTY) Limited, Western Union Support Services (Nigeria) Limited, Western Union Support Services Côte d’lvoire, Western Union Turkey Odeme Hizmetleri Anonim Sirketi, Western Union do Brasil Participacoes Limitada, and Western Union do Brasil Serviços e Participações Ltda..

When was The Western Union founded?

The Western Union was founded in 1851.

What is The Western Union's official website?

The official website for The Western Union is

Where are The Western Union's headquarters?

The Western Union is headquartered at 7001 EAST BELLEVIEW AVENUE, DENVER CO, 80237.

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 8/3/2021 by Staff
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