The Western Union Company (WU) – Much Better Than You Think

    Williams Richard L, EVP & Chief Human Res. Ofcr., subtracted 16,000 shares of The Western Union Company (WU) from its portfolio at the rate of $20.01 per share valuing $320,179 on Jun 17. The insider left behind 108,782 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of The Western Union Company (WU) was $20.09. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $20.27, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $20.44. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $19.83 and a 2nd Support Level at $19.57. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.68, or 3.50%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $1.77, or 9.66%. This year-to-date, The Western Union Company (WU) shares have gained $3.03, or 17.76%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For The Western Union Company (WU) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Hold .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 430,708 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $8,652,924K. The Western Union Company (WU) generates $5,590 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $851,900 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -4.70%, a 3-Year Total Return of 7.95%, and a 5-year Total Return of 16.46%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 52.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.200 per share on 06/13/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 3.98%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.80.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, The Western Union Company (WU) reported earnings of $0.39 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.43 per share, representing a -0.04 difference and 8.73% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.49 represented a 0 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.49 per share, which was a 0.33% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.48 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.62 and the low estimate was $0.44. In the year-ago quarter, The Western Union Company (WU) generated per-share earnings of $0.46. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +4.35% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 5 purchases (1,088,598 shares in total) and 3 sale (1,087,222 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 30 insider buys amounting to 1,700,434 shares and 15 insider sales amounting to 1,224,996 shares. In the past full year, 37 insider purchases were made (involving 1,767,992 shares) and 26 insider sell-offs equivalent to 1,298,029 shares.

    Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 109.92, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 38.17. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 93.91.