Western Union Company (The) (WU): Price and Financial Metrics

Western Union Company (The) (WU)

Today's Latest Price: $18.99 USD

0.75 (-3.80%)

Updated Mar 30 3:11pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 46 in Consumer Financial Services

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WU Stock Summary

  • Western Union CO's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than just 0.18% of US listed stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of Western Union CO's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 86.5% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at -89.38 for Western Union CO; that's greater than it is for merely 0.25% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Western Union CO, a group of peers worth examining would be FUN, BXC, TCO, CSTM, and THC.
  • Visit WU's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.westernunion.com.
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WU Price/Volume Stats

Current price $18.99 52-week high $28.44
Prev. close $19.74 52-week low $17.70
Day low $18.51 Volume 6,138,641
Day high $19.94 Avg. volume 8,370,202
50-day MA $24.22 Dividend yield 4.56%
200-day MA $23.81 Market Cap 7.85B

Western Union Company (The) (WU) Company Bio

Western Union provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Englewood, Colorado.

WU Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

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Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for WU, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Western Union CO ranked in the 37th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 14.5%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Western Union CO, consider:

  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 5.81 years comes in at -0.03%; that's greater than merely 24.07% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • Western Union CO's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than only 19.57% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • The company's cost of debt, derived from its interest coverage, tax rate, and market capitalization, is greater than just 0% of stocks in its sector (Financial Services).

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NDAQ, SAFT, SEIC, CME, and FRFHF can be thought of as valuation peers to WU, in the sense that they are in the Financial Services sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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WU Price Returns

1-mo -14.31%
3-mo -28.36%
6-mo -15.12%
1-year 6.59%
3-year 4.47%
5-year 10.34%
YTD -28.36%
2019 62.85%
2018 -6.73%
2017 -9.27%
2016 25.23%
2015 3.27%

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