The Western Union Co (WU)

WU (NYSE:Financial Services) EQUITY
pos +0.25
Today's Range: 19.80 - 20.33 | WU Avg Daily Volume: 5,432,600
Last Update: 02/24/17 - 4:04 PM EST
Volume: 5,237,042
YTD Performance: -7.97%
Open: $19.86
Previous Close: $19.92
52 Week Range: $18.02 - $22.70
Oustanding Shares: 481,500,000
Market Cap: 9,625,185,000
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for WU
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 3 3 3 3
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 12 12 12 13
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 6 6 5 5
Mean Rec. 3.29 3.29 3.20 3.20
Latest Dividend: 0.18
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.50%
Dividend Ex-Date: 03/15/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 39.20
Price Earnings Comparisons:
WU Sector Avg. S&P 500
39.20 39.20 30.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-6.02% 8.50% 24.63%
Revenue -2.20 0.00 -0.01
Net Income -69.80 -0.70 -0.32
EPS -68.50 -0.60 -0.28
Earnings for WU:
Revenue 5.42B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/17) Qtr (06/17) FY (12/17) FY (12/18)
Average Estimate $0.39 $0.41 $1.68 $1.77
Number of Analysts 14 13 15 14
High Estimate $0.41 $0.43 $1.75 $1.85
Low Estimate $0.35 $0.38 $1.53 $1.64
Prior Year $0.37 $0.42 $1.75 $1.68
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 4.44% -1.65% -4.04% 5.10%
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Prices are above the rising 40-week moving average line.
But if the EU decides to help Syria's neighbors, a crisis can be averted.
Jul 31, 2015 | 8:05 AM EDT
WU was upgraded to Equal-weight, Barclays said. $22 price target. Company is seeing steadier growth. 
There is building consensus around a September rate hike.
The yields are still being pushed higher.
May 01, 2015 | 7:18 AM EDT
WU was upgraded to Outperform, Wells Fargo said. Company posted a strong quarter and trades at an attractive valuation. 
Merger rumors abound around
Feb 11, 2015 | 6:54 AM EST
WU was downgraded from Buy to Hold, Deutsche Bank said. Valuation call, based on a $20 price target. 
Feb 02, 2015 | 6:36 AM EST
WU was downgraded to Underweight, Morgan Stanley said. $16 price target. Company is facing increased costs and competition. 
Western Union, MoneyGram remain good investment prospects.

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