Do You Own The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Shares?


The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) closed its last session at $20.3. The stock traded within a range of $19.83 and $20.74. The company operates in the Financial Services sector with a market capitalization of 9.39 Million. Trading volume for The Western Union Company was 13.49 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has an average volume of 5.33 Million.

Company Profile

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. It offers cash money transfer services, walk-in and telephone money transfer, online money transfer, account based money transfer, direct to bank, and mobile money transfer services, payment and foreign exchange solutions, principally cross-border and cross-currency transactions. The Western Union Company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Analyst Views

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 4 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) touched its 1-Year High price of $22.21 on 01/08/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $18.39 on 09/07/17.

EPS & Financials

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.41/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.45/Share by a difference of $-0.04. This showed a surprise of -8.9% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 18 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.42/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.44/share and a low EPS of $0.4/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.35 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.38 Billion and 1.31 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.77 Million. According to today’s trading volume The Western Union Company is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 0 Percent. The return on assets stands at 2.2%, Return on Equity currently is 27.6% and the Return on Investment value is 10.7%.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) gross margin percentage stands at 39% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 7.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 3.8 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 0.46% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.88 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 4.34 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 6.79 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 7.6%. The return on invested capital is at 10.7%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 33.64.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 4.34%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 6.79% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.