Zacks 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) : Average target price received by Western Union Company (The) (WU) is $18.88 with an expected standard deviation of $2.45. The most aggressive target on the stock is $24, whereas the most downbeat target is $15. 12 financial analysts are currently covering the stock.


Shares of The Western Union Company rose by 2.59% in the last five trading days and 5.74% for the last 4 weeks. The Western Union Company is up 11.89% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 21.35%. Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU): On Tuesdays trading session , Opening price of the stock was $21.49 with an intraday high of $21.49. The bears continued to sell at higher levels and eventually sold the stock down to an intraday low of $21.32. However, the stock managed to close at $21.37, a loss of 0.19% for the day. On the previous day, the stock had closed at $21.41. The total traded volume of the day was 4,177,728 shares.

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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