Set Your Sights On Western Union Company (NYSE: WU)’S Upside Potential

Western Union Company (WU) concluded trading on Wednesday at a closing price of $13.70, with 3.3 million shares of worth about $45.26 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained positive as price took a surge of 4.34% during that period and on April 3, 2024 the price saw a loss of about -0.36%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 350.50M shares, out of which, 339.85M shares are available for trading.

However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 14.18, or with a loss of -0.36%. Stock saw a price change of 0.22% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of -1.23%. Year-to-date (YTD), WU shares are showing a performance of 14.93% which increased to 22.87% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $10.37 but also hit the highest price of $14.19 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Western Union Company shares is 4.68 million. The stock is currently trading -0.24% below its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 4.35% for SMA50 and it goes to 10.45% higher than SMA200.

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Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) currently have 350.50M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 95.30% of that.

The stock has a current market capitalization of $4.69B and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 0.86. PE ratio of stock for trailing 12 months is 8.15, while it has posted earnings per share of $1.68 in the same period. Its PEG reads 5.03 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 5.57. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for WU, volatility over the week remained 1.53% while standing at 1.94% over the month.

Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -2.31% while it is estimated to increase by 4.88% in next year. EPS is likely to grow at an annualized rate of 1.62% for next 5-years, compared to annual growth of -2.13% made by the stock over the past 5-years.

Coverage by BMO Capital Markets stated Western Union Company (WU) stock as a Market perform in their note to investors on December 05, 2023, suggesting a price target of $12 for the stock. Stock get a Neutral rating from UBS on April 10, 2023.

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