Wall Street Analyst Resumed Western Union Company [WU]. What else is Wall St. saying

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Western Union Company [NYSE: WU] loss -1.48% or -0.18 points to close at $12.00 with a heavy trading volume of 3570145 shares. The company report on November 14, 2023 at 4:05 PM that Western Union to Present at the UBS Global Technology Conference on November 28.

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) today announced that the Company will present at the UBS Global Technology Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The presentation will begin at 3:35 p.m. Mountain Time and will include comments from Matt Cagwin, Chief Financial Officer.

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Investors and interested parties will be able to listen to the investor presentation via webcast from www.westernunion.com, under the investor relations section. The archived webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the presentation.

It opened the trading session at $12.15, the shares rose to $12.225 and dropped to $11.92, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for WU points out that the company has recorded -3.61% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -19.17% lower than its most recent low trading price.

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If we look at the average trading volume of 4.62M shares, WU reached to a volume of 3570145 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 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 $13.10 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 3.45. 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.

UBS have made an estimate for Western Union Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on October 20, 2023.

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The Average True Range (ATR) for Western Union Company is set at 0.30, with the Price to Sales ratio for WU stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.00. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.17, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.19. Price to Free Cash Flow for WU in the course of the last twelve months was 7.94.

Trading performance analysis for WU stock

Western Union Company [WU] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.65. With this latest performance, WU shares dropped by -9.43% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -3.61% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -14.71% 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 46.44, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.29, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.67 for Western Union Company [WU]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.61, while it was recorded at 11.94 for the last single week of trading, and 12.10 for the last 200 days.

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

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Western Union Company [WU] shares currently have an operating margin of +20.19 and a Gross Margin at +37.13. Western Union Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +20.37.

Return on Total Capital for WU is now 26.46, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 28.98. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 218.53, with Return on Assets sitting at 10.52. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Western Union Company [WU] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 581.44. Additionally, WU Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 85.33, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 32.70. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 535.79, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 78.63.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Western Union Company [WU] managed to generate an average of $102,315 per employee.

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 Western Union Company go to 0.97%.

An analysis of Institutional ownership at Western Union Company [WU]

The top three institutional holders of WU stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2579%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.04 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $201.66 billion in WU stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $177.59 billion in WU stock with ownership which is approximately 5.7994%.

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