Western Union (WU) to Report First-Quarter Numbers

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Western Union (WU) is expected to post its first-quarter numbers after the market close May 7 with the consensus calling for earnings of $0.42 on sales of $1.35 billion. During the same period last year the company earned $0.45 on revenue of $1.4 billion. WU shares are up 13.8% on the year.

Technical Analysis

WU stock was recently trading at $19.40 down $1.97 from its 12-month high and $2.98 above its 12-month low. InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report gives WU a 51 long-term technical score and a 59 short-term technical score. The stock has recent support above $18.5 and recent resistance below $19.75. Of the 11 analysts who cover the stock 1 rate it Strong Buy, 0 rate it Buy, 6 rate it Hold, 2 rate it Sell, and 2 rate it Strong Sell, WU gets a score of 46 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report.

Analysts' Thoughts

WU stock took a hit in the second half of 2018, but shares have rallied so far in 2019 despite a lackluster fourth-quarter report at the start of February. The stock has a very attractive valuation with shares currently trading at just 10.3 times earnings and 9.7 times future earnings. A primary reason why shares are trading at such a low valuation is that analysts see the company growing earnings at a pace of just 2.7% per annum moving forward. The low growth estimates are keeping a ceiling on the stock, but also creates a lot of upside potential should the company post positive earnings surprises moving forward. Analysts have an average price target of $19.72 on the stock.

About Western Union Company (The)

Western Union provides domestic and international money transfers through its global network of about 500,000 outside agents. It is the largest money transfer company in the world and one of only two companies with a truly global agent network, with MoneyGram being the other.

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  • Sector:
    Financial Services
  • Industry:
    Credit Services
  • Analyst Average Recommendation:
    Moderate Sell

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