About The Western Union (NYSE:WU)
The Western Union Company (Western Union) is a provider of money movement and payment services. The Company operates through three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business Solutions. The Company's Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents. The Company's Consumer-to-Business segment provides options to make one-time or recurring payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers and government agencies. Its Consumer-to-Business payments services are available through a range of services that include Speedpay, Pago Facil and Western Union Payments. Western Union's Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations and individuals.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry BUSINESS SERVICES
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
Trailing P/E Ratio-15.48
Forward P/E Ratio10.46
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$5.52 billion
Price / Sales1.61
Cash Flow$3.35 per share
Price / Cash5.77
Book Value($1.07) per share
Price / Book-18.08
Return on Equity206.81%
Return on Assets8.87%
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 Tuesday, February 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.19 per share on Friday, March 30th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. This is a boost from The Western Union's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. 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 approved a share buyback plan on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy up to 12.2% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 13th. The credit services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.04. The credit services provider earned $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.40 billion. The Western Union had a negative net margin of 10.09% and a positive return on equity of 206.81%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.47 EPS. View The Western Union's Earnings History.
When will The Western Union make its next earnings announcement?
What guidance has The Western Union issued on next quarter's earnings?
The Western Union updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 13th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.78-$1.90 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.83.
Where is The Western Union's stock going? Where will The Western Union's stock price be in 2018?
10 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for The Western Union's shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect The Western Union's stock price to reach $19.19 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for The Western Union.
Are investors shorting The Western Union?
The Western Union saw a increase in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 44,362,835 shares, an increase of 1.2% from the February 15th total of 43,847,778 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,646,755 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 9.5 days. Approximately 8.9% of the company's shares are short sold.
Who are some of The Western Union's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to The Western Union include Verisk Analytics (VRSK), Omnicom Group (OMC), TSYS (TSS), Publicis Groupe (PUBGY), First Data (FDC), Brambles (BXB), Worldpay (WP), Equifax (EFX), Ntt Data (NTDTY), Randstad Hldgs (RANJY), Broadridge Financial Solutions (BR), Alliance Data Systems (ADS), Adecco Group (AHEXY), Wartsila Oyj Abp (WRTBY), Copart (CPRT), Nielsen (NLSN), Intertek Group (IKTSY) and Gartner (IT).
Who are The Western Union's key executives?
The Western Union's management team includes the folowing people:
- Hikmet Ersek, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
- Rajesh K. Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
- Richard L. Williams, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
- John R. Dye, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
- Odilon Almeida, Executive Vice President, President - Global Money Transfer
- Jean Claude Farah, Executive Vice President, President - Global Payments
- Sheri Rhodes, Acting Chief Technology Officer
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- Jack M. Greenberg CPA, Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board, Presiding Director
- Martin I. Cole, Independent Director
- Richard A. Goodman Ph.D., Independent Director
Has The Western Union been receiving favorable news coverage?
Press coverage about WU stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.36 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.
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 investors include Bank of New York Mellon Corp (7.43%), BlackRock Inc. (6.59%), Lyrical Asset Management LP (2.47%), Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (1.99%), LSV Asset Management (1.79%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.20%). 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 and Richard L Williams. 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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, APG Asset Management N.V., Schroder Investment Management Group, PGGM Investments, National Pension Service, BlackRock Inc., First Manhattan Co. and Ariel Investments LLC. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Amintore Schenkel, Jean Claude Farah and John David Thompson. 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 Millennium Management LLC, Alps Advisors Inc., Sterling Capital Management LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, W. E. Donoghue & Co. LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $19.35.
How big of a company is The Western Union?
The Western Union has a market capitalization of $9.07 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 ($1.25) 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]
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The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||1.60||1.73||1.58||1.78|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||4 Sell Rating(s)|
6 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|4 Sell Rating(s)|
6 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|6 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|3 Sell Rating(s)|
5 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$19.19||$19.61||$19.68||$20.38|
|Price Target Upside: ||0.84% downside||3.16% downside||1.61% upside||5.57% upside|
The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Consensus Price Target History
The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 3/23/2016 forward)
The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
The Western Union (NYSE WU) Earnings History by Quarter
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/13/2018||Q4 2017||$0.45||$0.41||$1.40 billion||$1.44 billion||View||Listen|
|11/2/2017||Q3 2017||$0.44||$0.53||$1.39 billion||$1.40 billion||View||N/A|
|8/3/2017||Q2 2017||$0.42||$0.50||$1.37 billion||$1.38 billion||View||Listen|
|5/2/2017||Q1 2017||$0.40||$0.35||$1.29 billion||$1.30 billion||View||Listen|
|2/9/2017||Q416||$0.43||$0.47||$1.37 billion||$1.40 billion||View||Listen|
|11/1/2016||Q3 2016||$0.44||$0.44||$1.39 billion||$1.38 billion||View||N/A|
|8/3/2016||Q216||$0.40||$0.42||$1.38 billion||$1.40 billion||View||N/A|
|5/3/2016||Q116||$0.38||$0.37||$1.32 billion||$1.30 billion||View||N/A|
|2/9/2016||Q415||$0.42||$0.42||$1.40 billion||$1.38 billion||View||N/A|
|10/29/2015||Q315||$0.44||$0.45||$1.41 billion||$1.40 billion||View||Listen|
|7/30/2015||Q215||$0.39||$0.41||$1.36 billion||$1.40 billion||View||Listen|
|4/30/2015||Q115||$0.38||$0.39||$1.31 billion||$1.32 billion||View||N/A|
|2/10/2015||Q414||$0.34||$0.42||$1.44 million||$1.41 billion||View||N/A|
|10/30/2014||Q314||$0.38||$0.44||$1.43 billion||$1.44 billion||View||N/A|
|7/31/2014||Q214||$0.36||$0.36||$1.42 billion||$1.41 billion||View||N/A|
|5/1/2014||Q114||$0.35||$0.37||$1.36 billion||$1.35 billion||View||N/A|
|2/11/2014||Q413||$0.32||$0.31||$1.43 billion||$1.42 billion||View||N/A|
|10/29/2013||Q313||$0.35||$0.39||$1.40 billion||$1.41 billion||View||N/A|
|7/30/2013||Q2 2013||$0.34||$0.36||$1.37 billion||$1.39 billion||View||N/A|
|4/30/2013||Q1 2013||$0.31||$0.37||$1.35 billion||$1.33 billion||View||N/A|
|2/12/2013||Q4 2012||$0.35||$0.42||$1.40 million||$1.43 billion||View||N/A|
The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Earnings Estimates
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.84
(Earnings estimates data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Dividend Information
|Dividend Growth:||11.90% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||-60.80% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
41.08% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
38.97% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||3 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
The Western Union (NYSE WU) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.10%
The Western Union (NYSE WU) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|1/8/2018||Amintore Schenkel||Insider||Sell||15,600||$21.99||$343,044.00||93,694|| |
|1/8/2018||Jean Claude Farah||EVP||Sell||50,813||$21.50||$1,092,479.50||152,362|| |
|11/3/2017||Jean Claude Farah||EVP||Sell||17,518||$20.50||$359,119.00||139,500|| |
|8/4/2017||John David Thompson||EVP||Sell||23,500||$20.12||$472,820.00||129,650|| |
|2/16/2017||Richard L Williams||EVP||Buy||300||$19.49||$5,847.00||34,553|| |
|9/28/2016||Michael Miles||Director||Sell||21,281||$20.37||$433,493.97||126,819|| |
|8/30/2016||Rajesh K Agrawal||CFO||Sell||9,263||$21.50||$199,154.50||126,997|| |
|8/29/2016||Odilon Almeida||EVP||Sell||18,064||$21.57||$389,640.48||72,560|| |
|8/24/2016||Hikmet Ersek||Insider||Sell||276,127||$21.52||$5,942,253.04||407,285|| |
|8/18/2016||Betsy D Holden||Director||Sell||21,281||$21.02||$447,326.62||93,826|| |
|4/19/2016||Amintore Schenkel||Insider||Sell||28,816||$20.13||$580,066.08||99,019|| |
|4/8/2016||Odilon Almeida||EVP||Sell||2,014||$19.58||$39,434.12||54,035|| |
|3/3/2016||Amintore Schenkel||Insider||Sell||28,378||$18.84||$534,641.52||78,085|| |
|2/16/2016||Richard L Williams||EVP||Buy||300||$17.84||$5,352.00||27,663|| |
|10/8/2015||John David Thompson||EVP||Sell||10,114||$19.11||$193,278.54||70,514|| |
|9/17/2015||John David Thompson||EVP||Sell||65,527||$19.12||$1,252,876.24||70,514|| |
|9/3/2015||John David Thompson||EVP||Sell||11,000||$18.36||$201,960.00||70,514|| |
|6/1/2015||Diane Scott||CMO||Sell||56,301||$21.99||$1,238,058.99|| |
|5/28/2015||Jeffrey A Joerres||Director||Buy||4,550||$21.91||$99,690.50|| |
|3/23/2015||Jean Claude Farah||EVP||Sell||3,976||$20.00||$79,520.00|| |
|3/2/2015||Odilon Almeida||EVP||Sell||3,998||$19.52||$78,040.96|| |
|11/12/2014||Jean Claude Farah||EVP||Sell||3,975||$18.50||$73,537.50|| |
|9/15/2014||John David Thompson||EVP||Sell||24,342||$16.76||$407,971.92|| |
|7/9/2014||Jean Claude Farah||EVP||Sell||3,975||$17.50||$69,562.50|| |
|10/28/2013||Hikmet Ersek||CEO||Sell||47,711||$19.50||$930,364.50|| |
|10/22/2013||Jack M Greenberg||Director||Sell||38,266||$19.00||$727,054.00|| |
|9/16/2013||Jack Greenberg||Director||Sell||43,910||$18.82||$826,386.20||96,267|| |
|8/29/2013||Jack Greenberg||Director||Sell||7,332||$17.74||$130,069.68||96,267|| |
|11/29/2012||Rajesh K Agrawal||Insider||Buy||2,000||$12.68||$25,360.00|| |
|11/14/2012||Solomon D Trujillo||Director||Buy||11,800||$12.72||$150,096.00|| |
|11/9/2012||Hikmet Ersek||CEO||Buy||8,060||$12.36||$99,621.60|| |
|11/8/2012||Dinyar S Devitre||Director||Buy||23,800||$12.58||$299,404.00|| |
|11/8/2012||Jack M Greenberg||Chairman||Buy||8,000||$12.44||$99,520.00|| |
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