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WU - Western Union Co Share Price

$24.86 -0.0  -0.1%

Last Trade - 18/05/21

Large Cap
Market Cap £7.21bn
Enterprise Value £8.43bn
Revenue £3.43bn
Position in Universe 929th / 6846
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1m -4.11%
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52w High -6.46%
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Year End 31st Dec 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021E 2022E CAGR / Avg
5,484 5,423 5,524 5,590 5,292 4,835 5,122 5,290 -2.5%
+3.3 -70.1 +168.3 +32.4 -27.3 +47.7 +10.1 +11.2
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FINANCIAL BRIEF: : For the three months ended 31 March 2021, TheWestern Union Company revenues increased 2% to $1.21B. Netincome increased 3% to $181.8M. Revenues reflectConsumer-to-Consumer segment increase of 3% to $1.05B.Dividend per share increased from $0.23 to $0.24. BasicEarnings per Share excluding Extraordinary Items increasedfrom $0.43 to $0.44.
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Profile Summary

The Western Union Company (Western Union) is a provider of money movement and payment services. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer-to-Consumer and Business Solutions. The Company's Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents. The Company's multi-currency, real-time money transfer services are viewed by the Company as one interconnected network where a money transfer can be sent from one location to another, around the world. Western Union's Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises and individuals. Business Solutions payment transactions are conducted through various channels, including the phone and via the Internet.

Last Annual December 31st, 2020
Last Interim March 31st, 2021
Incorporated February 17, 2006
Public Since September 20, 2006
No. of Shareholders: 3,009
No. of Employees: 11,000
Sector Industrials
Industry Professional & Commercial Services
Index S&P 500 Information Technology (sector), S&P Composite 1500 , S&P 500 ,
Exchange New York Stock Exchange
Shares in Issue 409,252,217
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Upcoming Events for WU
Thursday 20th May, 2021
Western Union Co at Barclays Emerging Payments and Fintech Forum (Virtual)
Wednesday 26th May, 2021
Western Union Co at JPMorgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference (Virtual)
Tuesday 1st June, 2021
Western Union Co at Cowen TMT Conference (Virtual)
Tuesday 8th June, 2021
Western Union Co at Stifel Cross Sector Insight Conference (Virtual)
Wednesday 9th June, 2021
Western Union Co at Evercore ISI TMT Conference (Virtual)
Thursday 10th June, 2021
Western Union Co at Bank of America Global Technology Conference (Virtual)
Tuesday 15th June, 2021
Dividend For WUNI34.SA - 1.2385 BRL
Tuesday 15th June, 2021
Dividend For WU.N - 0.2350 USD
Monday 2nd August, 2021 Estimate
Q2 2021 Western Union Co Earnings Release
Wednesday 27th October, 2021 Estimate
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Frequently Asked Questions for Western Union Co
What is the Western Union Co share price?

As of 18/05/21, shares in Western Union Co are trading at $24.86, giving the company a market capitalisation of £7.21bn. This share price information is delayed by 15 minutes.

How has the Western Union Co share price performed this year?

Shares in Western Union Co are currently trading at $24.86 and the price has moved by 34.03% over the past 365 days. In terms of relative price strength - which takes into account the overall market trend - the Western Union Co price has moved by -5.14% over the past year.

What are the analyst and broker recommendations for Western Union Co?

Of the analysts with advisory recommendations for Western Union Co, there are there are currently 3 "buy" , 12 "hold" and 0 "sell" recommendations. The overall consensus recommendation for Western Union Co is Hold. You can view the full broker recommendation list by unlocking its StockReport.

When will Western Union Co next release its financial results?

Western Union Co is scheduled to issue upcoming financial results on the following dates:

Interim results are scheduled for: 2022-03-31
What is the Western Union Co dividend yield?

The Western Union Co dividend yield is 3.66% based on the trailing twelve month period.

Does Western Union Co pay a dividend?

Last year, Western Union Co paid a total dividend of 0.91, and it currently has a trailing dividend yield of 3.66%. Looking ahead, shares in Western Union Co are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-06-15 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-06-30.

When does Western Union Co next pay dividends?

Western Union Co are due to go ex-dividend on 2021-06-15 and the next dividend pay date is 2021-06-30. The historic dividend yield on Western Union Co shares is currently 3.66%.

How do I buy Western Union Co shares?

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What is the market cap of Western Union Co?

Shares in Western Union Co are currently trading at $24.86, giving the company a market capitalisation of £7.21bn.

Where are Western Union Co shares listed? Where are Western Union Co shares listed?

Here are the trading details for Western Union Co:

Country of listing: United States
Exchange: NYQ
Ticker Symbol: WU
What kind of share is Western Union Co?

Based on an overall assessment of its quality, value and momentum, Western Union Co is currently classified as a Contrarian. The classification is based on a composite score that examines a wide range of fundamental and technical measures. Stock are classified on the the following spectrum: Super Stocks, High Flyers, Contrarians, Turnarounds, Neutral, Value Traps, Momentum Traps, Falling Stars, and Sucker Stocks. For more information, learn about our StockRank Styles.

Is there a Western Union Co share price forecast 2021?

Shares in Western Union Co are currently priced at $24.86. At that level they are trading at 4.94% discount to the analyst consensus target price of 0.00.

Analysts covering Western Union Co currently have a consensus Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast of 2.058 for the next financial year.

How can I tell whether the Western Union Co share price will go up?

An important predictor of whether a stock price will go up is its track record of momentum. Price trends tend to persist, so it's worth looking at them when it comes to a share like Western Union Co. Over the past six months, the relative strength of its shares against the market has been -1.16%. At the current price of $24.86, shares in Western Union Co are trading at 7.47% against their 200 day moving average. You can read more about the power of momentum in assessing share price movements on Stockopedia.

What is the Western Union Co PE Ratio?

The Western Union Co PE ratio based on its reported earnings over the past 12 months is 13.35. The shares are currently trading at $24.86.

The PE ratio (or price-to-earnings ratio) is the one of the most popular valuation measures used by stock market investors. It is calculated by dividing a company's price per share by its earnings per share.

The PE ratio can be seen as being expressed in years, in the sense that it shows the number of years of earnings which would be required to pay back the purchase price, ignoring inflation. So in general terms, the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock is.

Who are the key directors of Western Union Co?

Western Union Co's management team is headed by:

Hikmet Ersek - CEO
Betsy Holden - IND
Michael Miles - IND
Richard Goodman - IND
Rajesh Agrawal - CFO
Jean Farah - CEX
Richard Williams - CHO
Jeffrey Joerres - NEC
Martin Cole - IND
Caroline Tsai - SEC
Michelle Swanback - CEX
Khalid Fellahi - CEX
Jacqueline Molnar - OTH
Andrew Summerill - CEX
Who are the major shareholders of Western Union Co?

Here are the top five shareholders of Western Union Co based on the size of their shareholding:

The Vanguard Group, Inc. Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 11.72% (48.0m shares)
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 9.73% (39.8m shares)
State Street Global Advisors (US) Investment Advisor/Hedge Fund
Percentage owned: 5.07% (20.7m shares)
Capital Research Global Investors Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 5.05% (20.7m shares)
Independent Franchise Partners LLP Investment Advisor
Percentage owned: 4.92% (20.2m shares)
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