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

Western Union Company (The) (WU)

Today's Latest Price: $21.70 USD

0.23 (-1.05%)

Updated Dec 4 7:00pm

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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 72.59 -- better than 99.66% of US stocks.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at -177.28 for Western Union CO; that's greater than it is for just 0.11% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, WU is more volatile than only 6.62% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to WU, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are BXC, HRB, APEN, AEZS, and AZUL.
  • 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 $21.70 52-week high $28.44
Prev. close $21.93 52-week low $17.39
Day low $21.66 Volume 7,127,204
Day high $22.05 Avg. volume 6,131,234
50-day MA $21.56 Dividend yield 4.1%
200-day MA $21.51 Market Cap 8.92B

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:
$21.70$11.95 -46%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Western Union CO with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Western Union CO ranked in the 34th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that the most conservative analysis suggests this stock will yield negative results -- and thus may be a potential short opportunity. 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 5.69 years comes in at -0.05%; that's greater than only 18.85% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • WU's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 2%; for context, that number is higher than just 12.86% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • The weighted average cost of capital for the company is 8. This value is greater than merely 16.59% stocks in the Financial Services sector that generate free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

CNFR, MCO, BSIG, BX, and GBL 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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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.

This Large Outdoor Ad Was Painted in Mere Minutes

BBH London and Western Union hired a "speed painter" to help convey quick money transfers.

Adweek | September 29, 2020

Western Union Provides Payment Services to 90,000 Members of Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #international--Western Union Business Solutions to provide international payment services to Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union members worldwide.

Business Wire | September 29, 2020

Western Union and Isabel Group team up to provide international payment services to Belgian companies

BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #grow--Western Union Business Solutions partners with Isabel Group to provide international payment services on the BtoB multi-banking platform Isabel 6

Business Wire | September 17, 2020

Western Union +2% after BofA points to upside

Bank of America upgrades Western Union (WU) to a Buy rating after calling the risk-reward profile compelling. "In our view, the stock’s 300 bps of underperformance since the 2Q print has not been justified. C2C transaction trends have proven to be more resilient than feared at the outset of COVID-19,...

Seeking Alpha | September 15, 2020

US crypto, fintech firms to benefit from slimmed down regulatory process

Money transmitters like Western Union , PayPal , and cryptocurrency firms will be able to more easily expand across the United States, after 48 state regulators agreed to a single set of supervisory rules that should reduce their compliance costs.

Channel NewsAsia | September 15, 2020

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WU Price Returns

1-mo 7.32%
3-mo -4.83%
6-mo -9.82%
1-year -16.05%
3-year 24.49%
5-year 37.63%
YTD -16.48%
2019 62.85%
2018 -6.73%
2017 -9.27%
2016 25.23%
2015 3.27%

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