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The Western Union Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.03 (+0.14 %)
(As of 01/22/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $22.06
50-Day Range
MA: $22.18
52-Week Range
Now: $22.06
Volume2.62 million shs
Average Volume4.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.07 billion
P/E Ratio15.21
Dividend Yield4.09%
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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Overall MarketRank

2.21 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

11th out of 442 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

6th out of 192 stocks

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

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$2.43 per share
Book Value($0.09) per share


Net Income$1.06 billion


Market Cap$9.07 billion
Next Earnings Date2/9/2021 (Estimated)
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The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Frequently Asked Questions

How has The Western Union's stock price 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 shares have increased by 1.5% and is now trading at $22.06.
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Is The Western Union a buy right now?

19 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 5 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 short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas 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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What is Larry J. Merlo's approval rating as The Western Union's CEO?

6,978 employees have rated The Western Union CEO Larry J. Merlo on Glassdoor.com. Larry J. Merlo has an approval rating of 37% among The Western Union's employees. This puts Larry J. Merlo in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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.
View our earnings forecast for The Western Union

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 29th. The credit services provider reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.10. The credit services provider earned $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 billion. The Western Union had a net margin of 12.38% and a negative return on equity of 1,029.12%. The company's revenue was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.49 EPS.
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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 Friday, December 11th. Investors of record on Monday, December 21st will be given a dividend of $0.225 per share on Thursday, December 31st. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 18th.
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Is The Western Union a good dividend stock?

The Western Union pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.09%. WU has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio of The Western Union is 52.02%. 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 45.92% 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 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 EPS estimate of $1.79.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

19 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for The Western Union's shares. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's stock price to reach $22.41 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.6% 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 60, Pay $3.1M)
  • Mr. Rajesh K. Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer (Age 56, Pay $1.4M)
  • Ms. Caroline Tsai, Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec. (Age 51, Pay $934k)
  • Mr. Jean Claude Farah, Pres of Global Network (Age 50, Pay $1.17M)
  • Mr. Khalid Fellahi, Pres of Consumer Money Transfer (Age 56, Pay $1.04M)
  • Mr. Mark T. Hinsey, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller (Age 50)
  • 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 55)

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 Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.31%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%), Pendal Group Limited (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.01%), IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%) and Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%). 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 institutional investors are selling The Western Union stock?

WU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Ritholtz Wealth Management, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., DNB Asset Management AS, Raymond James Trust N.A., and American National Bank. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Caroline Tsai, Jacqueline D Molnar, and Richard L Williams.
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Which institutional investors are buying The Western Union stock?

WU stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Strategic Investment Advisors MI, Diversified Trust Co, NuWave Investment Management LLC, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Pacer Advisors Inc., and Sowell Financial Services LLC.
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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.

What is The Western Union's stock price today?

One share of WU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $22.06.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $9.07 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 1/24/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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