Western Union Company (WU) Analysis & Opinions from Experts

Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is -14.67% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $10.07 and a high of $14.79 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The WU stock was last observed hovering at around $11.84 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.09% off its average median price target of $13.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 34.72% off the consensus price target high of $18.00 offered by 22 analysts, but current levels are -17.5% lower than the price target low of $10.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $11.75, the stock is -1.16% and -2.60% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.48 million and changing -0.76% at the moment leaves the stock -1.34% off its SMA200. WU registered -13.67% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 1.91%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.25 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $4.95.

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The stock witnessed a -2.57% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -9.41%, and is -3.45% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.77% over the week and 1.97% over the month.

Western Union Company (WU) has around 8900 employees, a market worth around $4.28B and $4.39B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 5.94 and Fwd P/E is 6.94. Profit margin for the company is 17.05%. Distance from 52-week low is 16.68% and -20.55% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (27.19%).

Western Union Company (WU) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Western Union Company (WU) is a “Hold”. 22 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 3.32, where 14 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 2 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 5 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Western Union Company is expected to release its quarterly report on 02/08/2024.The EPS is expected to shrink by -1.43% this year.

Western Union Company (WU) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 373.50M, and float is at 362.65M with Short Float at 5.00%.

Western Union Company (WU) Insider Activity

A total of 6 insider transactions have happened at Western Union Company (WU) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 4 and purchases happening 2 times.

Western Union Company (WU): Who are the competitors?

PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) that is -9.37% lower over the same period.