The The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) is going down by -1.73% in today’s trading session, a fall equivalent to -0.41% of the stock’s price from yesterday’s market close. A news came out on 09/12/19 stating that Western Union Expands in Canada by WSJ. The lowest point that the shares touched during the trading session was $23.65, while the peak of the day was recorded at a share price of $24.09. WU finished the previous session at $23.76 according to the data provided by Barchart, while the trading volume was observed to be $2,286,300.
In the 100 days of trading, WU managed to top a 20.53% Moving average. Additionally, The Western Union Company shares have achieved a 52-week range between 16.42 and 24.09 alongside 100 days raw stochastic set at 87.72%.
The number of shares outstanding, according to the fundamentals of the company, is set at 430.00M, equal to the value of $10.22B in market capitalization. In the last 30 days, The Western Union Company shares went down by -2.86%, adding 24.09 to growth in value, on top of a +12.91% boost since 08/13/19.
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Analyst’s Estimates
The Western Union Company (WU) could record at least $0.46 per share in quarterly earnings in the upcoming report on 10/31/2019, a number that would actually represent an increase of 10.28% YOY.
According to the average analyst rating, The Western Union Company would be rated as Underweight. Out of 22 different analysts monitoring WU stock, 1 analysts rate the stock as a BUY, 14 suggest to give the rating of HOLD, 0 indicate that WU is an OVERWEIGHT, 6 rated the stock as a SELL, and 1 analyst believes that the stock should be rated as UNDERWEIGHT.
On May-08-19, the stock earned a Downgrade rating due to a new analyst call from Northcoast, while analysts from Keefe Bruyette believe that the stock is set at Mkt Perform, as concluded on Dec-07-18. Wells Fargo, is still rather wary about the stock, deciding to keep the rating at Market Perform as confirmed through a call on Nov-06-18.
Goldman, on the other hand, provided a rather enthusiastic opinion on the rating, concluded in an analyst call on Dec-14-17, giving the stock a Sell rating.
WU Key Ratios To Watch:
Taking in account the profitability of the Company, gross profit margin of +36.02% has been attained, while the operating margin has been recorded at +17.42%. The firm is also showcasing profitability through returns on assets in the company’s ownership, with ROA set at 9.35%. Beta value of the stock is recorded at 0.81. Additionally, The Western Union Company is recording price volatility of 2.07% for the period of the last seven days and 1.63% in the last 30 days.
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Technical Outlook
For the period of the last 50 days, The Western Union Company had its Raw Stochastic average set at 82.49% for the latest technical analysis. In comparison to the period of the last 20 days, the present Raw Stochastic average for the last 50 days poses as improvement, set at 77.81%. Stochastic %K for The Western Union Company, with the last 20 days included, was set at 89.08%, having Stochastic %D topping 93.72%. Based on the previous performance of the company for the mentioned period, there are more than several recorded moving trends. When it comes to the period of the last 12 months, accounting the time for year-to-date, price performance appears to be encouraging for The Western Union Company stocks with recording 39.27% in metrics.
The Western Union Company Insider Watch:
As far as the position of shares issued by The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for the period concluded at the market close of 09/12/19, 213 institutional investors increased their positions in WU shares by 43,194,729, 280 decreased positions by 25,192,797 and 100 institutional investors decided to hold positions at 399,274,066. These numbers put the complete list of institutional holdings set at 467,661,592 shares, in accordance with filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The stock had another 50 institutional investments with 4,652,027 new shares in addition to having 65 institutional investors selling their positions in 4,149,472 shares.