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


Western Union Company (The) (WU)

Today's Latest Price: $24.55 USD

1.05 (4.47%)

Updated Jun 5 5:05pm

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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

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for WU is -34.37 -- better than merely 0.73% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of Western Union CO's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 87.22% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • WU's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of merely 0.11% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WU, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are TLRD, SEE, CHH, MAS, and JE.
  • 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 $24.55 52-week high $28.44
Prev. close $23.50 52-week low $17.39
Day low $24.02 Volume 7,807,091
Day high $24.81 Avg. volume 7,935,953
50-day MA $19.60 Dividend yield 3.67%
200-day MA $23.56 Market Cap 10.09B

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

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target:Forecasted Gain:
$24.55$12.41-46%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Western Union CO. To summarize, we found that Western Union CO ranked in the 33th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for WU, they are:

  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.77 years, is -0.05% -- higher than only 21.49% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Western Union CO's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than merely 17.72% 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 only 0% of stocks in its sector (Financial Services).


Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price
0%-47%
1%-46%
2%-46%
3%-45%
4%-45%
5%-44%

For other companies in the Financial Services that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as WU, try L, PRAA, RAND, WLTW, and AON.


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Latest WU News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Western Union CO that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WU as an investment opportunity.

Western Union (WU) Up 17.6% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

Western Union (WU) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Zacks Investment Research | June 4, 2020

Edited Transcript of WU earnings conference call or presentation 5-May-20 8:30pm GMT

Q1 2020 Western Union Co Earnings Call

Yahoo | June 4, 2020

Western Union to acquire Ripple’s partner MoneyGram? | Forex Crunch

Western Union is reportedly planning to acquire MoneyGram - a deal that could have a noticeable impact on Ripple. Western Union has made an official

Forex Crunch | June 3, 2020

Western Union has made a takeover offer for MoneyGram

Business Insider Intelligence and eMarketer are now Insider Intelligence , a digitally-focused research company from Insider Inc. Learn more about what we offer. This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. Western Union has made a takeover offer for its fellow legacy remittance firm, Bloomberg reports. The deal is yet to be finalized and may not come to fruition, but if it does it would join two of the largest remittance firms in the world: Western Union brought in $4.4 billion in revenue from its consumer-to-consumer (C2C) segment in 2019, while MoneyGram recorded over $1.1 billion in money tra...

Business Insider | June 3, 2020

Western Union (WU) in Focus: Stock Moves 11.3% Higher

Western Union (WU) saw a big move last session, as its shares jumped more than 11% on the day, amid huge volumes.

Zacks Investment Research | June 3, 2020

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WU Price Returns

1-mo 26.22%
3-mo 10.97%
6-mo -7.22%
1-year 26.31%
3-year 43.67%
5-year 36.29%
YTD -7.39%
2019 62.85%
2018 -6.73%
2017 -9.27%
2016 25.23%
2015 3.27%

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