Brokerage Firm Rating on Western Union Company (The) (WU)

Western Union Company (The) (WU) : The consensus on Western Union Company (The) (WU) based on 19 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 3.02, which is interpreted as a Hold recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 3 which endorses a Hold on the stock. However, 3 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 12 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 3 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock. 1 analyst also believes that the downside risk to the stock is higher and suggests a Sell on Western Union Company (The) (WU).

Western Union Company (The) (WU) : Currently there are 12 street experts covering Western Union Company (The) (WU) stock. The most bullish and bearish price target for the stock is $24 and $15 respectively for the short term. The average price target of all the analysts comes to $18.88. The estimated standard deviation from the target is $2.45.


Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU): During Thursdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $21.00 and $20.97 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $21.14. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $21.08, notching a gain of 0.67% for the day. The total traded volume was 2,712,334 . The stock had closed at $20.94 on the previous day.

In a related news,The officer (Chief Acct. Officer) of Western Union Co, Schenkel Amintore sold 28,816 shares at $20.13 on April 19, 2016. The Insider selling transaction had a total value worth of $580,066. The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.

The Western Union Company (Western Union) is a global provider of money movement and payment services. The Company classifies its businesses into three: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer operating segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents. The Consumer-to-Business operating segment facilitates bill payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, government agencies and other businesses. The Consumer-to-Business payments services are available through a variety of services that include Speedpay, Pago Facil and Western Union Payments. The Business Solutions operating segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations and individuals.

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