Is Wall Street High Or Low On The Western Union Company (WU)?

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The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.1 to close at $14.20, a downside of -0.70 percent. An average of 5,637,360 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.29 in the past week, and it reached a new high 6 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 4,928,555 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,854,158.

WU stock has decreased by -12.13% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $13.65 on 09/16/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/16/22, shares of the company touched a low of $13.65 and a high of $21.40 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 9 times so far this year and lost -20.40% or -$3.64 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -33.64% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

140 days have passed since The Western Union Company (WU) last reported insider trading activity. Cebollero David, who is Interim Chief Legal Officer, most recently acquired $587 shares at $17.40 per share on May 05. In this transaction, the insider spent $10,214. Interim Chief Legal Officer, Cebollero David, disposed of 2,221 shares at a price of $19.45 on Feb 23. The insider now owns more than $43,198 worth of shares. Prior to that, President, Global Network Farah Jean Claude went on to Sale 33,401 shares at $19.65 each on Feb 22. An amount of $656,179 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

The Western Union Company (WU) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 6.35. The stock’s beta is 0.93. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.11, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 12.24, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 9.08.

The company has a payout ratio of 41.90%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.2350 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Wednesday February 10 2021.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 5.43 and a total debt to equity ratio of 6.01 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.17 billion compared to revenue of $5.07 billion.

Earnings Surprise

In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $194.0 million in the quarter, while revenues of $293.3 million were shrunk -14.69%. The analyst consensus anticipated The Western Union Company’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.41 per share, but it turned out to be $0.51, a 24.40% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $309.9 million. Shareholders own equity worth $385.75 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at The Western Union Company (WU) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 36.14%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 33.67%.

As of today, WU’s price is $14.16 -2.00% or -$0.29 from its 5-day moving average. WU is currently trading -10.35% lower than its 20-day SMA and -25.93% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -13.47% below the SMA50 and -17.63% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 32.31% and 28.04%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.43. With the 14-day stochastic at 30.45% and the average true range at 0.42, the RSI (14) stands at 35.97%. The stock has reached -0.24 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.29.

Analyst Ratings

Wolfe Research downgraded The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) to a an Underperform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Peer perform.


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