Western Union Company (WU) Stock Could Soon Reward Patient Investors

Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is 4.61% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $10.07 and a high of $14.51 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The WU stock was last observed hovering at around $12.08 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.39%.

Currently trading at $12.47, the stock is 1.12% and 3.24% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 5.23 million and changing 3.23% at the moment leaves the stock 3.03% off its SMA200. WU registered -10.61% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 3.66%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.29 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $5.42.

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The stock witnessed a 2.97% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 6.22%, and is -1.11% 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 4.32% over the week and 2.48% over the month.

Western Union Company (WU) has around Mar 14 2024 employees, a market worth around $4.54B and $4.35B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 7.43 and Fwd P/E is 7.02. Profit margin for the company is 14.38%. Distance from 52-week low is 23.83% and -14.06% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (20.98%).

Western Union Company quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.41 with sales reaching $1.01B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -2.29% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -4.70% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 1.20% in year-over-year returns.

Western Union Company (WU) Top Institutional Holders

631 institutions hold shares in Western Union Company (WU), with institutional investors hold 97.96% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 364.36M, and float is at 362.65M with Short Float at 5.13%. Institutions hold 97.55% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 41.52 million shares valued at $487.09 million. The investor’s holdings represent 11.09% of the WU Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 36.78 million shares valued at $431.43 million to account for 9.82% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Capital Research Global Investors which holds 19.12 million shares representing 5.11% and valued at over $224.31 million, while Jupiter Asset Management Limited holds 4.66% of the shares totaling 17.45 million with a market value of $204.64 million.

Western Union Company (WU) Insider Activity

A total of 5 insider transactions have happened at Western Union Company (WU) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 3 and purchases happening 2 times.

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

PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) that is -25.85% lower over the same period.