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Western Union Company (The) (NASDAQ:WU) To Release Earnings

WU has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. It is negative, as 42 investors sold The Western Union Company shares while 211 reduced holdings. BidaskClub cut Western Union Company (The) from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Western Union Company (The) from a "c" rating to a "b-" rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Western Union Company (The) from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd acquired a new stake in Western Union Company (The) during the first quarter worth approximately $154,000. Telemus Capital LLC now owns 29,786 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $606,000 after buying an additional 4,197 shares in the last quarter. DnB Asset Management AS increased its stake in Western Union Company (The) by 9.1% in the first quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 118,191 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $2,403,000 after buying an additional 17,879 shares during the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc raised its stake in Western Union Company (The) by 3.1% in the second quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 4,992 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 288 shares during the last quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC acquired a new stake in shares of Western Union Company (The) during the first quarter valued at $47,167,000. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 7,836 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 239 shares during the period. Pegasus Partners Ltd. now owns 112,840 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $2,451,000 after buying an additional 13,175 shares during the period.

Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) traded up 0.72% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.72. The stock had a trading volume of 8,103,189 shares.

Receive Western Union Company (The) News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Western Union Company (The) with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $19.09 and a 200-day moving average of $19.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.34 billion, a PE ratio of 42.97 and a beta of 1.19.

Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. In the last earnings report the EPS was $0.46 and is projected to be $1.69 for the current year with 471,254,000 shares now outstanding. Moreover, Commonwealth Equity has 0.01% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). The business had revenue of $1.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.37 billion. During the same quarter past year, the business posted $0.44 earnings per share.

The company affirmed its constant currency revenue, adjusted operating margin, and cash flow outlooks for 2017, increased its GAAP revenue and adjusted earnings per share outlooks, and decreased its GAAP operating margin and GAAP earnings per share outlooks.

Western Union Company said it's getting ready for a possible fight with a NY state regulatory agency.

The company recently declared a dividend to be paid on Friday September 29th, 2017. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.175 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.70 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.55%. Western Union Company (The)'s payout ratio is 152.18%.

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The Western Union Company is a well-known provider of money movement and payment services. The Firm operates through three divisions: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business Solutions. Western Union's Consumer-to-Consumer segment is involved in individual money transfers from one consumer to another.



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