Western Union Company (The) (WU) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance

Saturday, 04 Nov, 2017

Therefore 13% are positive. If the published price targets set by The Western Union Company analysts have any power to influence the stock's share price, the highest price target set for WU is $28. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $18.91. ValuEngine lowered shares of Western Union Company (The) from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 20 with "Hold". As per Monday, September 21, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. Citigroup maintained it with "Sell" rating and $17 target in Thursday, August 4 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to "Equal Weight" on Friday, July 31. The firm's revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by Johnson Rice. Kbc Group Nv reported 0.08% stake. The fund owned 180,630 shares of the credit services provider's stock after acquiring an additional 57,850 shares during the period. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Mgmt holds 29,102 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Wpx Energy Inc now has $4.93B valuation.

The stock decreased 2.89% or $0.58 on November 3, reaching $19.5. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.52, for a total value of $5,942,253.04. WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) has risen 29.74% since November 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.24% the S&P500. Its down 0.09, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. Amp Investors invested in 336,155 shares. Schaper Benz Wise Counsel Inc Wi invested in 51,600 shares. Thompson Davis & Inc holds 0% in WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) or 33 shares. The company has market cap of $8.96 billion. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0.01% or 215,811 shares in its portfolio. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 407,285 shares in the company, valued at $8,764,773.20. Gagnon Securities Ltd accumulated 647,115 shares.

American International Group, Inc. Zimmer Prtn L P, New York-based fund reported 500,000 shares. Lvm Mgmt Limited Mi invested in 0.2% or 40,925 shares.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Therefore 77% are positive.

WU has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy". On Wednesday, October 11 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold". Citigroup maintained the stock with "Sell" rating in Thursday, August 4 report. The stock has "Sector Perform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 18. Goldman Sachs has "Neutral" rating and $7.25 target. (NYSE:AIG) traded up 0.49% in the last session while performance was up 64.98% in the last five days. About 7.26 million shares traded or 138.03% up from the average. Twin Cap Inc holds 0.09% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 78,522 shares. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.41 EPS. WU's profit will be $204.21 million for 11.08 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. The credit services provider reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.09.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.09, from 0.87 in 2017Q1. The Western Union Company had 27 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mairs & accumulated 1.14% or 4.97 million shares. 17,000 are owned by Mountain Pacific Invest Advisers Id. Axa owns 0.2% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 2.26M shares. Seizert Cap Ptnrs Lc accumulated 2.05M shares. Chevy Chase Hldgs owns 406,742 shares. Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of Western Union Company (The) by 0.6% during the second quarter. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp now owns 3,695,100 shares of the company's stock worth $71,278,000 after buying an additional 652,600 shares during the last quarter. Flippin Bruce Porter has 1.52% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno has 54,177 shares. Chubb Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Western Union during the first quarter worth approximately $13,503,000.