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NYSE:WUThe Western Union Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.12 (+0.64 %)
(As of 05/25/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $19.01
50-Day Range
MA: $19.21
52-Week Range
Now: $19.01
Volume3.72 million shs
Average Volume7.71 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.81 billion
P/E Ratio7.67
Dividend Yield4.73%
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 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 Denver, Colorado.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.9Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.44 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.29 billion
Cash Flow$2.39 per share
Book Value($0.09) per share


Net Income$1.06 billion


Market Cap$7.81 billion
Next Earnings Date8/6/2020 (Estimated)

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The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Frequently Asked Questions

How has The Western Union's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (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 decreased by 12.5% and is now trading at $19.01. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of The Western Union?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Western Union in the last year. There are currently 6 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for The Western Union.

When is The Western Union's next earnings date?

The Western Union is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 6th 2020. View our earnings forecast for The Western Union.

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 5th. The credit services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.02. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.22 billion. The Western Union had a negative return on equity of 1,692.22% and a net margin of 20.64%. The firm's revenue was down 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.39 EPS. View The Western Union's earnings history.

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, May 14th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 16th will be given a dividend of $0.225 per share on Tuesday, June 30th. This represents a $0.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.73%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 15th. View The Western Union's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

16 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for The Western Union's shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's stock price to reach $21.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.4% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for The Western Union.

Has The Western Union been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about WU stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a news sentiment score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the credit services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutThe Western Union.

Are investors shorting The Western Union?

The Western Union saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 56,350,000 shares, an increase of 8.8% from the March 31st total of 51,790,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 8,330,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.8 days. Currently, 13.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. 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 AT&T (T), Ford Motor (F), General Electric (GE), Intel (INTC), Bank of America (BAC), Walt Disney (DIS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Verizon Communications (VZ), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

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 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)

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 shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.12%), State Street Corp (5.79%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (4.44%), Capital Research Global Investors (4.21%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.65%) and APG Asset Management N.V. (1.64%). 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, 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Invesco Ltd., APG Asset Management N.V., APG Asset Management N.V., APG Asset Management N.V., Jupiter Asset Management Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, and Deutsche Bank AG. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Amintore Schenkel, Andrew Summerill, Betsy D Holden, Caroline Tsai, Jacqueline D Molnar, Khalid Fellahi, Michael Kalac, Michael Miles, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams, and Roberto G Mendoza. View insider buying and selling activity 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 International Value Advisers LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, FDx Advisors Inc., FDx Advisors Inc., MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. View insider buying and selling activity 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, 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 $19.01.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $7.81 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 5/25/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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