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NYSE:WU

Western Union (WU) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$16.37
+0.12 (+0.74%)
(As of 08/5/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$15.99
$16.38
50-Day Range
$15.47
$18.14
52-Week Range
$15.30
$22.93
Volume
3.71 million shs
Average Volume
3.24 million shs
Market Capitalization
$6.31 billion
P/E Ratio
7.34
Dividend Yield
5.74%
Price Target
$19.23

Western Union MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.69 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
17.5% Upside
$19.23 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
8.75% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.32
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.04mentions of Western Union in the last 14 days
Based on 21 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
2.22%
From $1.80 to $1.84 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.26 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

147th out of 429 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

54th out of 136 stocks

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About Western Union (NYSE:WU) Stock

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 and sub-agents; and 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. It also offers bill payment services that facilitates payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, as well as offers money order and other services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Western Union Stock Up 0.7 %

Western Union stock opened at $16.37 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.01, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.98. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.34 and a beta of 0.89. Western Union has a 1-year low of $15.30 and a 1-year high of $22.93. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $16.76 and a 200-day moving average price of $17.77.

Western Union (NYSE:WU - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The credit services provider reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.10. Western Union had a return on equity of 239.89% and a net margin of 18.27%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.48 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Western Union will post 1.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Western Union Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Investors of record on Friday, September 16th will be paid a $0.235 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 15th. This represents a $0.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.74%. Western Union's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.15%.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

WU has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of Western Union from $15.00 to $14.00 and set an "underweight" rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Citigroup downgraded Western Union from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Friday, April 29th. UBS Group reduced their price objective on Western Union from $19.00 to $18.00 and set a "neutral" rating on the stock in a report on Thursday. Wolfe Research downgraded Western Union from a "market perform" rating to an "underperform" rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $20.00 to $17.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Northland Securities reduced their price objective on Western Union from $24.00 to $22.00 in a report on Thursday. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $19.23.

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WU Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/30 Dividend
6/15/2022
Dividend Payable
6/30/2022
Last Earnings
8/03/2022
Today
8/07/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/30 Dividend
9/15/2022
Dividend Payable
9/30/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Data Processing & Outsourced Services
CUSIP
95980210
Employees
10,500
Year Founded
1851

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$19.23
High Stock Price Forecast
$23.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$14.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+17.5%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.69
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$805.80 million
Pretax Margin
22.01%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$5.07 billion
Cash Flow
$2.75 per share
Book Value
$1.16 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
380,315,000
Market Cap
$6.31 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.89

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WU Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Western Union stock right now?

13 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Western Union in the last year. There are currently 5 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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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What is Western Union's stock price forecast for 2022?

13 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Western Union's stock. Their WU stock forecasts range from $14.00 to $23.00. On average, they predict Western Union's share price to reach $19.23 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.5% from the stock's current price.
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How has Western Union's stock performed in 2022?

Western Union's stock was trading at $17.84 at the start of the year. Since then, WU stock has decreased by 8.2% and is now trading at $16.37.
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When is Western Union's next earnings date?

Western Union is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 1st 2022.
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How were Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 3rd. The credit services provider reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.10. Western Union had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 239.89% and a net margin of 18.27%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.48 EPS.
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How often does Western Union pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Western Union?

Western Union declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 20th. Investors of record on Friday, September 16th will be given a dividend of $0.235 per share on Friday, September 30th. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 15th.
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Is Western Union a good dividend stock?

Western Union(NYSE:WU) pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.74%. 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 42.15%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Western Union will have a dividend payout ratio of 51.09% next year. This indicates that Western Union will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Western Union's stock buyback program work?

Western Union announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, February 10th 2022, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 13.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Western Union issued an update on its FY22 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.75-1.85 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.79. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.41-4.52 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.55 billion.

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Van ECK Associates Corp (2.62%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.36%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.36%), AustralianSuper Pty Ltd (0.31%), Troy Asset Management Ltd (0.27%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.23%). Company insiders that own Western Union stock include Amintore Schenkel, Andrew Summerill, Caroline Tsai, David Cebollero, Hikmet Ersek, Jacqueline D Molnar, Jan Siegmund, Jean Claude Farah, Khalid Fellahi, Michael Kalac, Michael Miles, Rajesh K Agrawal, Richard L Williams and Roberto G Mendoza.
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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 $16.37.

How much money does Western Union make?

Western Union (NYSE:WU) has a market capitalization of $6.31 billion and generates $5.07 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $805.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.23 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Western Union have?

Western Union employs 10,500 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.

How can I contact Western Union?

Western Union's mailing address is 7001 EAST BELLEVIEW AVENUE, DENVER CO, 80237. The official website for Western Union is www.westernunion.com. The credit services provider can be reached via phone at (866) 405-5012, via email at westernunion.ir@westernunion.com, or via fax at 302-636-5454.

This page (NYSE:WU) was last updated on 8/7/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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