Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) shares traded 1.21% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $18.4. The stock exchanged hands 5.35 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 5.57 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $7.92 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $19.13 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 16 opinions.
Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) high price target of $24 and with a conservative view have low price target of $16.5.
Keefe Bruyette & Woods “Initiates Coverage On” Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) in a research note issued to investors on 12/07/18 to Market Perform with price target of $0.
Additionally on 11/15/18 Barclays “Initiates Coverage On” Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) to Underweight setting price target at $18 and on 11/06/18 Wells Fargo “Maintained” the stock to Market Perform at $20. Furthermore on 11/06/18 Wells Fargo “Downgrades” the stock to Market Perform at $20.
On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 61.23 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.3, Consequently Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.93%, 1.50% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 0.93.
In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 3.2. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.
According to analysts Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.39 and can go high up to $0.46. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.43 derived from a total of 21 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.
Previously Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0. The company posted an earnings surprise of 0%.
Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.36 Billion according to 15 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $1.42 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $1.31 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $5.62 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $5.49 Billion and high estimates of $5.75 Billion according to 19 number of analysts.
Currently Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.6%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 0%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -2.35%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded -5.52%.
Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $5.59 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 1.42. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $-0.7 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 0, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $2.26, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 8.14. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 3.48 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 9.55.