The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) traded at $22.43 at last check on Tuesday, Sep 15, making a downturn move of -0.62% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $22.57 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.89. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 15.48. In terms of its 52-week price range, WU has a high of $28.44 and a low of $17.39. The company’s stock has gained about -5.12% over that past 30 days.
There have been no upward or downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the WU stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of Hold. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of Hold.
Based on estimates by 21 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 12 have rated the The Western Union Company (WU) stock as a Hold, while 3 rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 6 suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Hold and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the WU stock currently stands at 1.79, and the current price level is -4.03% off its SMA20 and -2.15% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 42.13 while the volatility over the past week is 2.23% and drops to 2.09% over the past one month. The beta value is 0.89, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.52. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $24.31, with the estimates having a low of $19 and a high of $28. These price ends are -15.29% and +24.83% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +9.23% if the WU share price touches on the median price of $24.5.
Let’s briefly compare The (WU) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of -0.62% and -1.45% over the past 12 months for WU competes that of Visa Inc (V), which has seen its stock price rise 0.2% in the latest trading session and is +16.63% over the last one year. Another of its peers Mastercard Inc (MA) has climbed 0.16% today, and is +23.74% up over the past year, while Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) is also down -0.62% yet its price remains in the red at -1.45% over the same period. Visa has a P/E ratio of 39.05 compared to The’s 15.48 and Mastercard’s 47.1. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 0.52% and 0.01%, respectively, in early deals.