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 maximum price target given was 24, implying potential capital gains of 22.14 percent. The minimum price target given was 16, implying a possible loss of -18.58 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 1.25 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of WU to grow at a rate of 264.19 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. WU has a PEG ratio of 0.16.

In the last 52-weeks, WU has achieved a high of 22.70 and a low of 18.42. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 6.68 percent, and 13.44 percent below the high. WU has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.