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.

WU was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 24, implying a possible profit 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.25 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.27 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

WU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 264.19 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of WU is 0.16.

WU has a 52-week high of 22.70 and a 52-week low of 18.42. Today's price is 6.68 percent above the 52-week low, and 13.44 percent below the 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 stock has a market capitalization of $9.28 billion. WU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.