NYSE:WU - The Western Union Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $20.33 +0.04 (+0.20 %) (As of 07/20/2018 02:19 PM ET)Previous Close$20.38Today's Range$20.20 - $20.3852-Week Range$18.38 - $22.21Volume93,576 shsAverage Volume3.41 million shsMarket Capitalization$9.29 billionP/E Ratio11.27Dividend Yield3.77%Beta1.03 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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 Englewood, Colorado. Receive WU News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WU and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services SectorBusiness Services SymbolNYSE:WU CUSIP95980210 Webwww.westernunion.com Phone866-405-5012 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio-8.36 Current Ratio0.84 Quick Ratio0.84 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio11.27 Forward P/E Ratio10.87 P/E Growth2.53 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.52 billion Price / Sales1.70 Cash Flow$3.4516 per share Price / Cash5.89 Book Value($1.07) per share Price / Book-19.00 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.80 Net Income$-557,100,000.00 Net Margins-9.00% Return on Equity698.54% Return on Assets9.33% Miscellaneous Employees11,500 Outstanding Shares460,730,000Market Cap$9,288.27 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 Thursday, July 19th. Shareholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.74%. View The Western Union's Dividend History. How will The Western Union's stock buyback program work? The Western Union announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan 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 reacquire up to 12.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter? The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.03. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.36 billion. The Western Union had a positive return on equity of 698.54% and a negative net margin of 9.00%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.35 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, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for The Western Union. What guidance has The Western Union issued on next quarter's earnings? The Western Union updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.80-1.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.85. What price target have analysts set for WU? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for The Western Union's shares. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $22.00. On average, they expect The Western Union's share price to reach $18.6429 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.3%. View Analyst Ratings for The Western Union. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for The Western Union? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Western Union in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings and 6 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." Are investors shorting The Western Union? The Western Union saw a increase in short interest during the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 44,519,982 shares, an increase of 1.4% from the June 15th total of 45,171,004 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 4,656,986 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 9.6 days. Currently, 9.7% of the company's shares are sold short. View The Western Union's Current Options Chain. Who are some of The Western Union's key competitors? Some companies that are related to The Western Union include Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), NetEase (NTES), Ctrip.Com International (CTRP), First Data (FDC), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), Global Payments (GPN), Total System Services (TSS), Mercadolibre (MELI), CoStar Group (CSGP), Worldpay (WP), Msci (MSCI), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR), Akamai Technologies (AKAM), Alliance Data Systems (ADS) and Zillow Group Inc Class A (ZG). 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? News articles about WU stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.52 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are The Western Union's major shareholders? The Western Union's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (2.07%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.88%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.11%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.09%), Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH (0.05%) and Clinton Group Inc. (0.04%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Betsy D Holden, 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 institutional investors are selling The Western Union stock? WU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clinton Group Inc., Hartford Investment Management Co., Atria Investments LLC, LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI, Radnor Capital Management LLC, Amalgamated Bank, Exane Derivatives and Fulton Bank N.A.. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Amintore Schenkel, Jean Claude Farah, John David Thompson, Odilon Almeida, Richard L Williams and Sheri Rhodes. View Insider Buying and Selling for The Western Union. Which institutional investors are buying The Western Union stock? WU stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Empowered Funds LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, James Investment Research Inc., Clarkston Capital Partners LLC and Monument Capital Management. 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 $20.33. How big of a company is The Western Union? The Western Union has a market capitalization of $9.29 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 ()Outperform Votes: 358 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 601 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 959MarketBeat'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. 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