As on February 19, 2021, The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) got off with the flyer as it spiked 1.74% to $23.91. During the day, the stock rose to $24.18 and sunk to $23.532 before settling in for the price of $23.50 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, WU posted a 52-week range of $17.39-$26.51.
In the past 5-years timespan, the Financial sector firm’s annual sales growth was -1.20%. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 9.10%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 27.60%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $411.60 million, simultaneously with a float of $408.98 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $9.66 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $22.58, while the 200-day Moving Average is $22.07.
If we measure the efficiency of the company that is accounted for 11500 employees. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +36.97, operating margin was +20.77 and Pretax Margin of +17.69.
The Western Union Company (WU) Ownership Facts and Figures
Another important factor to analyze is how key investors are playing towards the stock of the Credit Services industry. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Dec 11, this organization’s Chief Legal Officer/Secretary sold 4,857 shares at the rate of 21.70, making the entire transaction reach 105,397 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 56,683. Preceding that transaction, on Dec 04, Company’s Chief People Officer sold 15,000 for 21.92, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 328,851. This particular insider is now the holder of 129,947 in total.
The Western Union Company (WU) Earnings and Revenue Records
If we go through the results of last quarter, which was made public on 12/30/2020, the company posted $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, besting the agreed prediction (set at $0.42) by $0.03. This company achieved a net margin of +15.39 while generating a return on equity of 1,011.96. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.5 per share during the current fiscal year.
The Western Union Company’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 27.60% and is forecasted to reach 2.29 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 9.25% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 9.10% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) Trading Performance Indicators
Let’s observe the current performance indicators for The Western Union Company (WU). The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.60. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $13.34, and its Beta score is 1.00. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 2.00. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 20.37.
In the same vein, WU’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 1.79, a figure that is expected to reach 0.46 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 2.29 at the market close of one year from today.
Technical Analysis of The Western Union Company (WU)
Through scrutinizing the latest numbers posted by the [The Western Union Company, WU], it can be observed that its last 5-days Average volume of 4.28 million was lower the volume of 4.76 million, it posted the year before. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 49.70% While, its Average True Range was 0.57.
Raw Stochastic average of The Western Union Company (WU) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 86.60%, which indicates a major rise in contrast to 67.95% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 14.62% that was lower than 31.31% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.