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Western Union (WU)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$16.40 USD


-0.21 (-1.26%)

Updated Nov 26, 2021 01:02 PM ET

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1Strong Buy25.42%
5Strong Sell3.08%

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3-Hold of 5     3    

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Growth Score A
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VGM Score A

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A Value C Growth C Momentum B VGM

Industry Rank:

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Bottom 37% (160 out of 253)

Industry: Financial Transaction Services

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Company Summary

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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General Information

The Western Union Company


DENVER, CO 80237

Phone: 866-405-5012

Fax: 302-636-5454



Industry Financial Transaction Services
Sector Business Services
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 9/30/2021
Next EPS Date 2/9/2022

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 0.53
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 2.08
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate NA
Next EPS Report Date 2/9/2022

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 16.61
52 Week High 26.61
52 Week Low 16.17
Beta 0.91
20 Day Moving Average 6,226,023.00
Target Price Consensus 22.11


% Price Change
4 Week -10.75
12 Week -23.17
YTD -24.29
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week -13.59
12 Week -26.07
YTD -39.52
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 402.01
Market Capitalization (millions) 6,677.33
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date NA
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 5.66%
Annual Dividend $0.94
Payout Ratio 0.47
Change in Payout Ratio 0.03
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 9/15/2021 / $0.23

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 8.00
Trailing 12 Months 8.31
PEG Ratio NA
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 10.53%
vs. Previous Quarter 31.25%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 2.21%
vs. Previous Quarter -0.26%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 18.11
Price/Cash Flow 6.81
Price / Sales 1.32
9/30/21 311.01
6/30/21 424.46
3/31/21 775.45
9/30/21 9.00
6/30/21 8.80
3/31/21 8.52
Current Ratio
9/30/21 0.93
6/30/21 0.94
3/31/21 1.01
Quick Ratio
9/30/21 0.93
6/30/21 0.94
3/31/21 1.01
Operating Margin
9/30/21 16.30
6/30/21 16.01
3/31/21 15.94
Net Margin
9/30/21 16.10
6/30/21 16.10
3/31/21 15.44
Pre-Tax Margin
9/30/21 18.85
6/30/21 18.35
3/31/21 17.63
Book Value
9/30/21 0.92
6/30/21 0.70
3/31/21 0.53
Inventory Turnover
9/30/21 NA
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 NA
9/30/21 7.74
6/30/21 10.47
3/31/21 14.76
Debt to Capital
9/30/21 88.56
6/30/21 91.28
3/31/21 93.66