$0.42 EPS Expected for The Western Union Company (WU)
April 5, 2018 – By Vivian Park
Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.19, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 30 investors sold The Western Union Company shares while 166 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 463.88 million shares or 1.01% more from 459.24 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
139,000 were reported by Andra Ap. Los Angeles Cap Management And Equity Rech invested 0.05% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Cibc Markets Corporation holds 0.01% or 98,239 shares. 173,544 are owned by Arizona State Retirement System. Toronto Dominion Bank has 0.01% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Gemmer Asset Llc stated it has 566 shares. Millennium Management Ltd Llc stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Ftb reported 0% stake. Missouri-based Benjamin F Edwards & Incorporated has invested 0% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Mufg Americas invested in 1,400 shares. San Francisco Sentry Gru (Ca) has 75 shares. Invesco accumulated 4.19 million shares. Van Eck Associates Corp reported 0.16% stake. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership owns 0.01% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 1.08M shares. Peak6 Investments L P has 0% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 37,373 shares.
Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $1.44 million activity. The insider Farah Jean Claude sold $1.09M.
Analysts expect The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) to report $0.42 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 20.00 % from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. WU’s profit would be $193.46 million giving it 11.41 P/E if the $0.42 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, The Western Union Company’s analysts see 2.44 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $19.17. About 97,498 shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has declined 5.69% since April 5, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.24% the S&P500.
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Ratings Coverage
Among 10 analysts covering Western Union (NYSE:WU), 0 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Western Union had 14 analyst reports since October 11, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, January 8 by Susquehanna. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, October 13 report. Mizuho upgraded the shares of WU in report on Wednesday, February 14 to “Neutral” rating. Goldman Sachs reinitiated it with “Sell” rating and $17 target in Thursday, December 14 report. The stock of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Thursday, January 4 with “Hold” rating. Northland Capital maintained it with “Hold” rating and $18.5 target in Wednesday, October 11 report.
The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company has market cap of $8.83 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. It currently has negative earnings. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents.
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