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Western Union (WU)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$18.40 USD


-0.07 (-0.38%)

Updated Jan 14, 2022 04:04 PM ET

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1Strong Buy25.25%
5Strong Sell2.82%

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3-Hold of 5     3    

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A Value C Growth D Momentum B VGM

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Bottom 38% (158 out of 254)

Industry: Financial Transaction Services

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The Western Union Company, a leader in global money transfer, was formed as a result of a spin-off from First Data Corporation on Sep 29, 2006. Since then, it has been trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol ""WU”. Today, the company’s vast platform capabilities include both digital and physical money movement networks with over 550,000 locations across more than 200 countries and territories, digital send capabilities in over 70 countries and bank account payout capabilities in over 100 markets offering across to billions of accounts.

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Here's Why You Should Hold on to Western Union (WU) Now

Western Union (WU) is well-poised for growth on the back of its solid digital arm, numerous collaborations to enhance capabilities and adequate cash generating abilities.

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    MoneyGram (MGI) Boosts Middle East Network With urpay Deal

    MoneyGram's (MGI) partnership with urpay is expected to come online in the beginning of the next year.

    Why Is Western Union (WU) Down 12.3% Since Last Earnings Report?

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

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    MoneyGram's (MGI) deal with bKash marks the second phase of the partnership with Thunes, which targets the Asia-Pacific and Latin America regions.

    Western Union (WU) Ties Up to Enhance Money Transfer Needs

    Western Union (WU) strengthens ties with Mastercard for addressing domestic and international money transfer needs of clients.

    Western Union (WU) Ties Up to Widen Payout Reach in Philippines

    Western Union (WU) teams up with Metrobank so that inbound money transfer receivers in the Philippines can directly receive money into bank accounts.

    Western Union's (WU) Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates, Rise Y/Y

    Western Union's (WU) Q3 results reflect growth, led by digital money transfer and the Business Solutions segment, partially offset by retail money transfer due to the sluggishness of economic progress.

    Western Union (WU) Q3 Earnings Top Estimates

    Western Union (WU) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 8.62% and -1.81%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

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    Business Services' Nov 2 Q3 Earnings Roster: GPN, VRSK & More

    Investors interested in the Business Services sector can watch out for earnings reports of GPN, VRSK, IT and WU this earnings season.

    Alliance Data (ADS) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates

    Alliance Data (ADS) Q3 earnings reflect higher revenues in the Card Services segment, lower expenses as well as increased EBT during the quarter.

    Western Union (WU) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?

    Western Union (WU) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.