Analyst Ratings for Western Union Co. (WU)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Western Union Co. (NYSE:WU) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, WU was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 25 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 12 issued a hold rating, 2 gave an underweight rating, and 7 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WU. The maximum price target given was 24, which equates to a potential upside of 22.14 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 16, implying a possible loss of -18.58 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.25 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.27 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

WU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 264.19 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of WU is 0.16.

WU has traded between a high of 22.70 and a low of 18.42 over the past year. Today's price is 6.68 percent above the 52-week low, and 13.44 percent lower than its 52-week high. WU has a P/E ratio of 42.72. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WU value stock report compares WU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WU is $9.28 billion. WU will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.