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Western Union Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.41 (+2.59%)
(As of 12/1/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
8.49 million shs
Average Volume
4.52 million shs
Market Capitalization
$6.52 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Western Union

The Western Union Co. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of money transfer and payment services. It operates through the following segments: Consumer-to-Consumer; Business Solutions; and Other. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers. The Business Solutions segment offers payment and foreign exchange solutions, cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations and individuals. The Other segment comprises electronic-based and cash-based bill payment services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Business services, not elsewhere classified
Data Processing & Outsourced Services
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.84 billion
Cash Flow
$2.20 per share
Book Value
$0.92 per share


Net Income
$744.30 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$6.52 billion

Company Calendar

Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Fiscal Year End
Next Earnings (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

3.24 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

5th out of 422 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

4th out of 137 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 4.0Community Rank: 3.9Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Western Union (NYSE:WU) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Western Union a buy right now?

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Western Union in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" 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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How has Western Union's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Western Union's stock was trading at $21.73 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WU stock has decreased by 25.3% and is now trading at $16.23.
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When is Western Union's next earnings date?

Western Union is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 9th 2022.
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How were Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.05. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.29 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.31 billion. Western Union had a net margin of 16.10% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 311.01%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.57 EPS.
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How often does Western Union pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Western Union?

Western Union announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.235 per share on Thursday, September 30th. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 15th.
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Is Western Union a good dividend stock?

Western Union pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.94%. WU has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Western Union has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Western Union is 47.47%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Western Union will have a dividend payout ratio of 41.78% next year. This indicates that Western Union will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Western Union issued on next quarter's earnings?

Western Union updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 9th. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.050-$2.100 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.070. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

12 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Western Union's stock. Their forecasts range from $18.00 to $27.00. On average, they anticipate Western Union's share price to reach $22.30 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 37.4% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Western Union's key executives?

Western Union's management team includes the following people:
  • Hikmet Ersek, President, Chief Executive Officer& Director (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Raj Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer
  • Tyler Hand, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Darren A. Dragovich, Vice President & Assistant Secretary
  • Jean Claude Farah, President-Global Network

What is Hikmet Ersek's approval rating as Western Union's CEO?

712 employees have rated Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek on Glassdoor.com. Hikmet Ersek has an approval rating of 79% among Western Union's employees. 73.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Western Union to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Western Union own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Western Union investors own include AT&T (T), Ford Motor (F), Intel (INTC), 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).

What is Western Union's stock symbol?

Western Union trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WU."

Who are Western Union's major shareholders?

Western Union's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.88%), Capital Research Global Investors (5.60%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.46%), Invesco Ltd. (2.28%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (2.27%) and Clarkston Capital Partners LLC (2.22%). Company insiders that own Western Union stock include Andrew Summerill, Caroline Tsai, Hikmet Ersek, Jacqueline D Molnar, Jan Siegmund, Jean Claude Farah, Khalid Fellahi, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams and Roberto G Mendoza.
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Which major investors are selling Western Union stock?

WU stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Two Sigma Advisers LP, AXA S.A., Royal Bank of Canada, Prospera Financial Services Inc, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Los Angeles Capital Management LLC, and HM Payson & Co.. Company insiders that have sold Western Union company stock in the last year include Andrew Summerill, Caroline Tsai, Hikmet Ersek, Jacqueline D Molnar, Jean Claude Farah, Khalid Fellahi, Rajesh K Agrawal, and Richard L Williams.
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Which major investors are buying Western Union stock?

WU stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Van ECK Associates Corp, Nordea Investment Management AB, Invesco Ltd., Capital Research Global Investors, Barclays PLC, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
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How do I buy shares of 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.
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What is Western Union's stock price today?

One share of WU stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.23.

How much money does Western Union make?

Western Union has a market capitalization of $6.52 billion and generates $4.84 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $744.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.98 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Western Union have?

Western Union employs 11,000 workers across the globe.

Does Western Union have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Western Union: Banco Western Union do Brasil S.A., Coins, Custom House, Custom House (Online) Ltd., Custom House Currency Exchange (Australia) Pty. Limited, Custom House Currency Exchange (Singapore) Pte. Limited, Custom House Financial (UK) Limited, Custom House Financial Ltd., Custom House Holdings (USA) Ltd., Custom House ULC, E Commerce Group Products Inc., First Financial Management Corporation, Global Collection Services S.A., Global Corporate Real Estate Advisors LLC, Grupo Dinámico Empresarial S.A. de C.V., MT (Bermuda) 1 Ltd, MT (Bermuda) 2 Ltd, MT Caribbean Holdings SRL, MT Financial Holdings Ltd., MT Global Holdings Ltd., MT Group Investment Holdings Ltd., MT Group Ltd., MT Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., MT Holdings Limited, MT Holdings Switzerland GmbH, MT International Holdings Ltd., MT International Operations Partnership, MT International Operations SRL, MT Network Holdings Ltd., MT Payment Services Ltd., MT Payment Services Operations EU/EEA Limited, MT Worldwide Holdings Ltd., Money Transfer Financial Services Limited, Operaciones Internacionales OV S.A. de C.V., Opus Software Technologies Private Limited, PT Western Union Indonesia, Paymap Inc., RII Holdings Inc., Red Global S.A., Ruesch Holding LLC, Ruesch International (Delaware) LLC, Ruesch International L.L.C., Servicio Electrónico de Pago S.A., Servicio Integral de Envios S. de R.L. de C.V., Servicios de Apoyo GDE S.A. de C.V., SpeedPay Inc., Speedpay, The Western Union Real Estate Holdings LLC, Transfer Express de Panama S.A., Travelex, Union del Oeste de Costa Rica SRL, Vigo Remittance Canada Company, Vigo Remittance Corp., WU BP Peru S.R.L., WU Technology Engineering Services Private Limited, WUBS Financial Services (Singapore) Pte Limited, WUBS Payments Limited, Western Union (Bermuda) Holding Finance Ltd., Western Union (Hellas) International Holdings S.A., Western Union Acquisition Partnership, Western Union Benelux MT Ltd., Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (Hong Kong) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (Malta) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (SA) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (Singapore) Pte Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (UK) Limited, Western Union Business Solutions (USA) LLC, Western Union Business Solutions Japan KK, Western Union Chile Limitada, Western Union Communications Inc., Western Union Consulting Services (Beijing) Co. 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When was Western Union founded?

Western Union was founded in 1851.

What is Western Union's official website?

The official website for Western Union is www.westernunion.com.

Where are Western Union's headquarters?

Western Union is headquartered at 7001 EAST BELLEVIEW AVENUE, DENVER CO, 80237.

How can I contact Western Union?

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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 302-636-5454.

This page was last updated on 12/2/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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