The Western Union Company [WU] Is Currently -2.48 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?


The Western Union Company [NYSE: WU] loss -2.48% or -0.41 points to close at $16.14 with a heavy trading volume of 4937701 shares. The company report on June 29, 2022 that Western Union Highlights ESG Progress and Recognitions Received.

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Company Releases Annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report.

Focus Continues on Furthering Economic Prosperity, Promoting the Integrity of Global Money Movement and Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

It opened the trading session at $16.50, the shares rose to $16.52 and dropped to $16.10, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for WU points out that the company has recorded -12.00% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -5.49% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 3.68M shares, WU reached to a volume of 4937701 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about The Western Union Company [WU]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WU shares is $19.19 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WU stock is a recommendation set at 3.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for The Western Union Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sell, with their previous recommendation back on May 18, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on April 29, 2022, representing the official price target for The Western Union Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $19, while UBS analysts kept a Neutral rating on WU stock. On January 06, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for WU shares from 25 to 20.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Western Union Company is set at 0.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for WU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 17.93, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.32. Price to Free Cash Flow for WU in the course of the last twelve months was 9.65.

Trading performance analysis for WU stock

The Western Union Company [WU] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.99. With this latest performance, WU shares dropped by -8.61% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -12.00% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -30.76% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WU stock in for the last two-week period is set at 40.32, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.14, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 41.78 for The Western Union Company [WU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.02, while it was recorded at 16.60 for the last single week of trading, and 18.21 for the last 200 days.

The Western Union Company [WU]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Western Union Company [WU] shares currently have an operating margin of +23.63 and a Gross Margin at +39.36. The Western Union Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +15.76.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 297.23, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.80.

The Western Union Company [WU]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WU. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Western Union Company go to 6.84%.

An analysis of insider ownership at The Western Union Company [WU]

There are presently around $6,263 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WU stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 62,381,077, which is approximately 2.765% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 40,542,276 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $654.35 million in WU stocks shares; and CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, currently with $358.58 million in WU stock with ownership of nearly 0.047% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Western Union Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 222 institutional holders increased their position in The Western Union Company [NYSE:WU] by around 30,457,765 shares. Additionally, 287 investors decreased positions by around 34,358,968 shares, while 76 investors held positions by with 323,247,352 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 388,064,085 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WU stock had 52 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,095,294 shares, while 77 institutional investors sold positions of 13,737,830 shares during the same period.