The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.49% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of more than -1.58%. Over the last 12 months, WU stock dropped by 19.66%. The one-year WU stock forecast points to a potential upside of 0.12, with the average price target set at $19.82 per share. The average equity rating for WU stock is currently 3.30, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for WU stock reached $9.58 billion, with 427.66 million shares outstanding and 422.23 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 5.19M shares, WU reached a trading volume of 8,143,312 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on The Western Union Company (WU):
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WU shares is $19.65 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WU stock is a recommendation set at 3.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Northcoast have made an estimate for The Western Union Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on May-08-19. The new note on the price target was released on Dec-07-18, representing the official price target for The Western Union Company stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for The Western Union Company is set at 0.43, with the Price to Sales ratio for WU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.75. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 320.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.83. Price to Free Cash Flow for WU in the course of the last twelve months was 20.21.
WU Stock Performance Analysis:
The Western Union Company (WU) fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.58. With this latest performance, WU shares gained by 2.28% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 23.08% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 19.66% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WU stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.22, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.74 for The Western Union Company (WU). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 21.71, while it was recorded at 22.66 for the last single week of trading, and 19.47 for the last 200 days.
Insight into The Western Union Company Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Western Union Company (WU) shares currently have an operating margin of +17.42 and a Gross Margin at +36.02. The Western Union Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +15.29.
Return on Total Capital for WU is now 34.26, given the latest momentum, Return on Assets sitting at 9.35. When it comes to the capital structure of this company. Additionally, WU Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 109.92, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 38.17 Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 93.91.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Western Union Company (WU) managed to generate an average of $70,992 per employee. Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.61.
WU Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, The Western Union Company posted 0.52/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.48/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 8.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WU. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Western Union Company go to 2.27%.
The Western Union Company (WU) Insider Position Details
There are presently around $10,527 million of WU stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WU stocks are: 1832 ASSET MANAGEMENT L.P. with ownership of 281,400, which is approximately 885.329% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; ACADIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC, holding 248,063 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.58 million in WU stocks shares; and ACHMEA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT B.V., currently with $1.93 million in WU stock with ownership of nearly -34.395% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in The Western Union Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 213 institutional holders increased their position in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) by around 43,194,729 shares. Additionally, 280 investors decreased positions by around 25,192,797 shares, while 100 investors held positions by with 399,274,066 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 467,661,592 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WU stock had 50 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,652,027 shares, while 65 institutional investors sold positions of 4,149,472 shares during the same period.