The Insider Activity Of The Western Union Company (WU) Should Not Be Ignored

As of Friday close, The Western Union Company’s (NYSE:WU) stock was up $0.12, moving up 0.74 percent to $16.37. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,034,880 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.65 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,219,750, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,450,840.

Since last month, WU stock retreated -2.27%. Shares of the company fell to $15.66 on 08/04/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $22.93 was reached on 02/16/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $15.30. Since the beginning of this year, WU’s stock price has dropped by -8.24% or -$1.47, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -28.61% since its 52-week high.


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The Western Union Company (WU) last reported insider trading activity 93 days ago on May 05. Cebollero David, the Interim Chief Legal Officer of the company, disposed of 587 shares for $17.40 on May 05. It resulted in a $10,214 divestment by the insider. Cebollero David sold 2,221 shares at an average price of $19.45 on Feb 23. The insider now owns 6,125 shares following the transaction. On Feb 22, President, Global Network Farah Jean Claude sold 33,401 shares at $19.65 apiece. The transaction was valued at $656,179.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Western Union Company (WU) has a P/E ratio of about 7.20. The stock’s beta is 0.91. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.24, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 18.19, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.54 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.2350 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.2350. On Wednesday February 10 2021, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 6.90, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 7.18. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 43.30% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 25.20%. Based on annual data, WU earned $2.17 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.07 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 29.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 269.10%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. WU’s revenue fell -13.3% to $1.16 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.14 billion. While analysts expected The Western Union Company to report $0.41 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.51 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 24.40%. During the quarter, the company generated $309.9 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Western Union Company were 8.34 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $2.7 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $385.75 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Western Union Company’s (WU) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 34.86%, the RSI 9-day stood at 41.91% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Western Union Company price is down by -3.82% percent or -$0.65. At present, WU shares trade -1.09% below its 20-day simple moving average and -6.03% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -5.70% below its SMA50 and -18.84% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 52.26% and Stochastic coefficient D was 65.47%, while ATR was 0.49. Given the Stochastic reading of 40.34% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 44.46%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.17, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.16.

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