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

$19.57
-0.49 (-2.44 %)
(As of 06/19/2019 06:43 AM ET)
Today's Range
$19.20
Now: $19.57
$19.77
50-Day Range
$19.0950
MA: $19.56
$20.43
52-Week Range
$16.42
Now: $19.57
$21.37
Volume14.85 million shs
Average Volume5.94 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.43 billion
P/E Ratio10.19
Dividend Yield3.99%
Beta0.85
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. Read More…

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$5.59 billion
Cash Flow$2.5058 per share
Book Value($0.70) per share

Profitability

Net Income$851.90 million

Miscellaneous

Employees12,000
Market Cap$8.43 billion
Next Earnings Date8/1/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, June 28th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 13th. View The Western Union's Dividend History.

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 7th. The credit services provider reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.04. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.36 billion. The Western Union had a net margin of 14.65% and a negative return on equity of 216.66%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.45 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, August 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for The Western Union.

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

The Western Union updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.66-2.76 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.87.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

6 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for The Western Union's stock. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's stock price to reach $19.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for The Western Union.

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

6 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 4 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 trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a daily sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the credit services provider a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for The Western Union.

Are investors shorting The Western Union?

The Western Union saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 49,116,500 shares, an increase of 13.3% from the April 15th total of 43,350,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,790,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.5 days. Currently, 11.5% of the company's stock are sold short. View The Western Union's Current Options Chain.

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 General Electric (GE), Ford Motor (F), AT&T (T), Exxon Mobil (XOM), PepsiCo (PEP), Intel (INTC), IBM (IBM), The Coca-Cola (KO), Range Resources (RRC) and Bank of America (BAC).

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)
  • Ms. Caroline Tsai, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 49)
  • Mr. Jean Claude Farah, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Payments (Age 48)
  • Mr. Odilon Almeida, Exec. VP & Pres of Global Money Transfer (Age 58)

Who are The Western Union's major shareholders?

The Western Union's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.95%), FMR LLC (9.10%), Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (2.61%), LSV Asset Management (2.24%), Northern Trust Corp (1.25%) and Bank of Montreal Can (1.00%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Caroline Tsai, Jean Claude Farah, John David Thompson, Odilon Almeida, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams, Roberto G Mendoza 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 BlackRock Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, FMR LLC, Northern Trust Corp, Fort L.P., DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale and Anchor Capital Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Caroline Tsai, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams, Roberto G Mendoza 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., Clarkston Capital Partners LLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, California Public Employees Retirement System, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Marshall Wace LLP and Andra AP fonden. 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 $19.57.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $8.43 billion and generates $5.59 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $851.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.92 on an earnings per share basis. The Western Union employs 12,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About The Western Union.

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 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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for The Western Union (NYSE WU)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  459 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  704 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,163
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 6/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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