NYSE:WU - The Western Union Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$18.0150 -0.16 (-0.88 %)
(As of 12/17/2018 01:46 PM ET)
Previous Close$18.18
Today's Range$17.9950 - $18.22
52-Week Range$17.40 - $22.21
Volume1.43 million shs
Average Volume4.88 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.05 billion
P/E Ratio10.01
Dividend Yield4.18%
Beta1.04
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
Current SymbolNYSE:WU
Previous Symbol
CUSIP95980210
Phone866-405-5012

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio0.84
Quick Ratio0.84

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio10.01
Forward P/E Ratio9.38
P/E Growth2.21

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.52 billion
Price / Sales1.44
Cash Flow$3.3927 per share
Price / Cash Flow5.31
Book Value($1.07) per share
Price / Book-16.84

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.80
Net Income$-557,100,000.00
Net Margins-8.55%
Return on Equity-194.60%
Return on Assets9.24%

Miscellaneous

Employees11,500
Outstanding Shares442,810,000
Market Cap$8.05 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 17th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Monday, December 31st. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.22%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 14th. View The Western Union's Dividend History.

How will The Western Union's stock buyback program work?

The Western Union declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Saturday, April 8th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $1,200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows 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 board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) released its earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The credit services provider reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.04. The credit services provider earned $1.39 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. The Western Union had a negative return on equity of 194.60% and a negative net margin of 8.55%. The business's revenue was down 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.53 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 Tuesday, February 12th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for The Western Union.

What guidance has The Western Union issued on next quarter's earnings?

The Western Union issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.88-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.85. The company issued revenue guidance of low single digits (+1.5% YoY), compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.68 billion.The Western Union also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $1.88-1.95 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

9 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for The Western Union's stock. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $21.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's share price to reach $18.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for The Western Union.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for The Western Union?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for The Western Union in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 7 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for The Western Union.

Has The Western Union been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WU stock have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a media sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the credit services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of The Western Union's key competitors?

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

Who are The Western Union's major shareholders?

The Western Union's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc (11.64%), BlackRock Inc. (9.42%), FMR LLC (8.86%), Capital Research Global Investors (7.94%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (6.60%) and Abrams Capital Management L.P. (4.78%). Company insiders that own The Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Caroline Tsai, Jean Claude Farah, John David Thompson, Odilon Almeida, Richard L Williams 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, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ, FMR LLC, Vanguard Group Inc, BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Deutsche Bank AG and Eaton Vance Management. Company insiders that have sold The Western Union company stock in the last year include Amintore Schenkel, Caroline Tsai, Jean Claude Farah, Odilon Almeida, Richard L Williams and Sheri Rhodes. View Insider Buying and Selling 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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Capital World Investors, Jupiter Asset Management Ltd., Clarkston Capital Partners LLC, Lyrical Asset Management LP, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and AXA. 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 $18.0150.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $8.05 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.

What is The Western Union's official website?

The official website for The Western Union is http://www.westernunion.com.

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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  416 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  653 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,069
MarketBeat'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.
This page was last updated on 12/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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