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How to buy Western Union stock

Learn how to easily invest in Western Union stock.

Western Union is a credit services business based in the US. Western Union shares (WU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Western Union employs 8,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4.5 billion.

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Western Union stock price (NYSE: WU)

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Western Union shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-03-22.
Latest market close$10.86
52-week range$9.85 - $18.62
50-day moving average $13.27
200-day moving average $14.55
Wall St. target price$13.53
PE ratio 4.7277
Dividend yield $0.94 (8.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.35

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Is it a good time to buy Western Union stock?

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Western Union price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $10.86 from 2023-03-24

1 week (2023-03-15) N/A
1 month (2023-02-24) -17.04%
3 months (2022-12-22) N/A
6 months (2022-09-26) -19.44%
1 year (2022-03-23) -40.82%
2 years (2021-03-26) -56.78%
3 years (2020-03-26) 19.0418
5 years (2018-03-23) 15.0574

Is Western Union stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Western Union stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Western Union's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Western Union financials

Revenue TTM $4.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.77%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.39%
Return on equity TTM 218.53%
Profit margin 20.35%
Book value $1.28
Market capitalisation $4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Western Union share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 53.41% of net profits

Recently Western Union has paid out, on average, around 53.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Western Union shareholders could enjoy a 8.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Western Union's case, that would currently equate to about $0.94 per share.

Western Union's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Western Union's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Western Union share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Western Union's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.8503 up to $18.6196. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WU.US volatility(beta: 0.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Western Union's is 0.8986. This would suggest that Western Union's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Western Union overview

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Consumer-to-Consumer and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers for international cross-border and intra-country transfers, primarily through a network of retail agent locations, as well as through websites and mobile devices. The Business Solutions segment provides payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises, other organizations, and individuals; and foreign currency forward and option contracts. It also offers bill payment services that facilitates payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, as well as offers money order and other services. The company was founded in 1851 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Western Union is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.838% of Western Union shares are held by insiders and 104.604% by institutions.
How many people work for Western Union?
Latest data suggests 8,900 work at Western Union.
When does the fiscal year end for Western Union?
Western Union's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Western Union based?
Western Union's address is: 7001 East Belleview Avenue, Denver, CO, United States, 80237
What is Western Union's ISIN number?
Western Union's international securities identification number is: US9598021098
What is Western Union's CUSIP number?
Western Union's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 959802109

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