An overview of Western Union Company’s (WU) institutional holdings

The price of Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) shares last traded on Wall Street rose 0.60% to $11.74.

Based on available information, 20 analysts follow Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). The consensus rating among analysts is ‘Hold’. As we calculate the median target price by taking the range between a high of $18.00 and a low of $10.00, we find $13.00. Given the previous closing price of $11.67, this indicates a potential upside of 11.4 percent. WU stock price is now -7.62% away from the 50-day moving average and -3.87% away from the 200-day moving average. The market capitalization of the company currently stands at $4.28B.

Among analysts, 13 rate the stock a hold while 1 rate it a buy. Brokers who have rated the stock have averaged $13.10 as their price target over the next twelve months.

In other news, JOERRES JEFFREY A, Non-Executive Chairman bought 7,745 shares of the company’s stock on Nov 07. The stock was bought for $99,463 at an average price of $12.84. Upon completion of the transaction, the Non-Executive Chairman now directly owns 167,337 shares in the company, valued at $1.96 million. Insiders disposed of 121,662 shares of company stock worth roughly $1.43 million over the past 1 year. A total of 0.46% of the company’s stock is owned by insiders.

A candlestick chart of Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) showed a price of $11.80 on Friday morning. During the past 12 months, Western Union Company has had a low of $10.07 and a high of $14.84. According to the stock market information, the enterprise value for the company is $5.45B, which is based on a 5.93 price-to-earnings ratio, a 6.12 price-to-earnings-growth ratio, and a beta of 0.87. The fifty day moving average price for WU is $12.70 and a two-hundred day moving average price translates $12.20 for the stock.

The latest earnings results from Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) was released for Sep, 2023. According to the Credit Services Company, earnings per share came in at $0.51, beating analysts’ expectations of $0.39 by 0.12. This compares to $0.45 EPS in the same period last year. The net profit margin was 17.05% and return on equity was 131.08% for WU. The company reported revenue of $1.1 billion for the quarter, compared to $1.09 billion a year earlier. Comparatively to last year’s same quarter, the company’s quarterly revenue rose 0.75 percent. For the current quarter, analysts expect WU to generate $1.04B in revenue.

Western Union Company(WU) Company Profile

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 for international cross-border and intra-country transfers, primarily through a network of retail agent locations, as well as 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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