The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) went up by 0.52% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $22.27 and move down -4.02%, while WU stocks collected +0.14% of gains with the last five trading sessions.
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Worth an Investment?
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 7.55 times of increase in earnings at the present.
WU Market Performance
WU stocks went up by 0.14% for the week, with the monthly jump of 3.08% and a quarterly performance of 10.82%, while its annual performance rate touched 13.64%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 1.96% for WU stocks with the simple moving average of 13.17% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion on The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for WU stocks, with Northcoast repeating the rating for WU shares by setting it to “Neutral”. The predicted price for WU socks in the upcoming period according to Northcoast is $42 based on the research report published on May 8, 2019.
Keefe Bruyette, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see WU stock at the price of $42. The rating they have provided for WU stocks is “Mkt Perform” according to the report published on December 7, 2018.
Wells Fargo gave “ Market Perform” rating to WU stocks, setting the target price at $42 in the report published on November 6, 2018.
WU Stocks 4.72% Far from 50 Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought WU to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, The Western Union Company was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -3.88% of loss for the given period.
The stock volatility was left at 1.88%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 1.51%, while the shares surge at the distance of +4.29% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +10.42% upper at the present time.
In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, WU went up by +0.14%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +21.17% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $21.04. In addition, The Western Union Company saw 25.50% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.
WU Stock Insider Trading
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at The Western Union Company (WU), starting from HOLDEN BETSY D, who sold 15,474 shares at the price of $21.16 back on Aug 06. After this action, Rushing now owns 94,460 shares of The Western Union Company, valued at $327,444 with the latest closing price.
Williams Richard L, the Chief People Officer of The Western Union Company, sold 4,257 shares at the value of $21.85 during a trade that took place back on Aug 02, which means that Williams Richard L is holding 108,782 shares at the value of $93,015 based on the most recent closing price.
WU Stock Fundamentals
The current profitability levels are settled at +17.42 for the present operating margin and +36.02 for gross margin. The net margin for The Western Union Company stands at +15.29. Total capital return value is set at 34.26, while invested capital returns managed to touch 35.86. Equity return holds the value -452.20%, with 13.30% for asset returns.
EBITDA value lies at 1.11 B with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 2.48. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 2.13 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.34.