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Western Union - WU Stock Forecast, Price & News

$13.61
+0.13 (+0.96%)
(As of 09/27/2022 10:16 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$13.56
$13.68
50-Day Range
$13.48
$17.21
52-Week Range
$13.48
$21.40
Volume
28,469 shs
Average Volume
4.77 million shs
Market Capitalization
$5.25 billion
P/E Ratio
6.10
Dividend Yield
6.70%
Price Target
$18.54

Western Union MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.64 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
37.5% Upside
$18.54 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
8.58% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.32
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.35mentions of Western Union in the last 14 days
Based on 6 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.

2.62 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

161st out of 327 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

58th out of 100 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.

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WU Stock News Headlines

Walmart seeks to dismiss lawsuit by FTC over money transfers
Walmart filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission that accused the retailer of allowing its money transfer services to be used by scam artists, calling it an “egregious instance of agency overreach.”
Western Union to Host Investor Day on October 20, 2022
Western Union Co
Brokerages Set The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) PT at $18.89
First Week of WU January 2025 Options Trading
Western Union Expands its Digital Wallet to Latin America
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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
Ex-Dividend for 9/30 Dividend
9/15/2022
Today
9/27/2022
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
$18.54
High Stock Price Forecast
$23.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$12.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+36.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.64
Research Coverage
14 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$805.80 million
Pretax Margin
22.01%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$5.07 billion
Cash Flow
$2.67 per share
Book Value
$0.88 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
380,315,000
Market Cap
$5.25 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.91

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Devin B. McGranahan (Age 52)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.02M
  • Mr. Rajesh K. AgrawalMr. Rajesh K. Agrawal (Age 57)
    Chief Financial Officer
    Comp: $1.21M
  • Mr. Jean Claude FarahMr. Jean Claude Farah (Age 51)
    Pres of Global EMEA & APAC Region
    Comp: $1.1M
  • Ms. Gabriella P. Fitzgerald (Age 50)
    Pres of Americas Region
    Comp: $750.3k
  • Mr. Andrew Walker
    Chief Operations Officer
  • Mr. Mark T. Hinsey (Age 51)
    Chief Accounting Officer & Controller
  • Mr. Brad Windbigler
    Sr. VP, Treasurer and Head of Payments Fin. & IR
  • Mr. Benjamin Carlton Adams (Age 50)
    Chief Legal Officer & Corp. Sec.
  • Mr. Bob Rupczynski
    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Reverend Richard L. Williams (Age 56)
    Chief People Officer













WU Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Western Union stock right now?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Western Union in the last year. There are currently 6 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" WU shares. 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?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Western Union's shares. Their WU share price forecasts range from $12.00 to $23.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $18.54 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 37.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have WU shares performed in 2022?

Western Union's stock was trading at $17.84 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, WU shares have decreased by 24.4% and is now trading at $13.48.
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When is Western Union's next earnings date?

The company 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 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.10. Western Union had a net margin of 18.27% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 239.89%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.48 earnings per share.
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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 Wednesday, July 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.235 per share on Friday, September 30th. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.97%. 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 6.70%. WU has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company 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 is 42.15%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WU will have a dividend payout ratio of 51.09% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for WU.

How will Western Union's stock buyback program work?

Western Union declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, February 10th 2022, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy up to 13.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Western Union issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 10th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.75-$1.85 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $1.79. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.41 billion-$4.51 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 Chief Executive Officer Hikmet Ersek on Glassdoor.com. Hikmet Ersek has an approval rating of 79% among the company'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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.21%), FMR LLC (3.97%), Van ECK Associates Corp (2.62%), Northern Trust Corp (1.78%), Federated Hermes Inc. (1.30%) and UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (0.81%). Insiders that own company stock include 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 stock 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 $13.48.

How much money does Western Union make?

Western Union (NYSE:WU) has a market capitalization of $5.20 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?

The company 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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How can I contact Western Union?

Western Union's mailing address is 7001 EAST BELLEVIEW AVENUE, DENVER CO, 80237. The official website for the company 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 9/27/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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