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

-0.53 (-2.92 %)
(As of 04/2/2020 01:33 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $17.60
50-Day Range
MA: $22.75
52-Week Range
Now: $17.60
Volume8.23 million shs
Average Volume8.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.27 billion
P/E Ratio7.18
Dividend Yield4.96%
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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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$2.23 per share
Book Value($0.09) per share


Net Income$1.06 billion


Market Cap$7.27 billion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2020 (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. Since then, WU stock has decreased by 19.0% and is now trading at $17.60. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

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

14 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 1 buy rating 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 Tuesday, May 5th 2020. View our earnings forecast for The Western Union.

How were The Western Union's earnings last quarter?

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 11th. The credit services provider reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05. The credit services provider had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.32 billion. The Western Union had a negative return on equity of 737.30% and a net margin of 20.00%. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.49 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 Tuesday, February 11th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.225 per share on Tuesday, March 31st. This represents a $0.90 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.11%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 16th. This is a boost from The Western Union's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. View The Western Union's dividend history.

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

The Western Union updated its FY20 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 11th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.95-2.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.95.

What price target have analysts set for WU?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for The Western Union's shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $31.00. On average, they anticipate The Western Union's stock price to reach $23.15 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 31.6% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for The Western Union.

Has The Western Union been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about WU stock have been trending very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. The Western Union earned a coverage optimism score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the credit services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View the latest news aboutThe Western Union.

Are investors shorting The Western Union?

The Western Union saw a decline in short interest in March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 54,647,000 shares, a decline of 7.2% from the February 27th total of 58,890,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 6,980,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.8 days. Currently, 13.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short. 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), Walt Disney (DIS), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Bank of America (BAC), Verizon Communications (VZ), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) and NVIDIA (NVDA).

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."

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 $17.60.

How big of a company is The Western Union?

The Western Union has a market capitalization of $7.27 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. View additional information about The Western Union.

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 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]

MarketBeat Community Rating for The Western Union (NYSE WU)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  581 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  845 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,426
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 4/2/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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