The Western Union Company [NYSE:WU] is seeing significant action in the Financial space. WU stock has price per sales of 1.86 and price per cash flow of 19.34. The company is also booking 1.45 earnings per share.
The tape is active for The Western Union Company [WU] and the current price target sits at $24.07.
To add more color to this price target, WU’s high over the last year is $28.00 and the low is $19.00. Over the last two 52 weeks, the company is trading -5.65%, while the S&P 500 is trading 1.11%.
Holding a Market Cap of $9.17 billion, The Western Union Company has seen a trading range over the last year of $17.39-$28.44.
For the last five days, WU is up from its last closing price. The average shares trading hands each day is 4.35M, with average 10-day volume coming in at 3.37 million.
Using a Force Index Indicator is a good way to look at how strong actual buying and selling pressure is for WU. When we apply the Elder Force Index to The Western Union Company, we are seeing an Elder Force Indicator number of 0.0.
The recent performance of the stock is another area that can tell traders how to proceed. WU is presenting an interesting case. This can be seen in the Forward P/E ratio, which currently stands at 11.19. Moreover, the company’s enterprise value has gone from $8.68B to $7.40B quarter-over-quarter. Obviously, the company is heading in the wrong direction, but there are still opportunities for growth in the sector.
In the last quarter, WU made a profit of 452.5 million. The Western Union Company also saw quarter revenue growth year over year of -5.30%. In addition, the company has operating cash flow of $859.8 million.
Looking at popular technical indicators, the company’s 5-day moving average is 22.08 compared to the 50-day moving average of 22.52. So, traders might want to tread carefully if they are going to bid.
The Relative Strength Index or RSI is an indicator ranging between 0 and 100 that traders use to determine if a stock is “overbought” or “oversold.” A strong uptrend tending to reach into the “overbought” status is above 70, while a downward trend will stay around the 30 mark. WU currently holds a 9-day RSI of 52.30%, while 100-day RSI stands at 49.58%.
Another indicator we believe is worth keeping tabs on is the Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD. Similar to the concept of the Force Index — on the basis of price momentum — the MACD gives traders a tool to measure the turning point of a stock even during rapid fluctuations in price. Buy and sell signals are determined by a stock’s relation to the zero line, so if a stock is above a zero line for many weeks it might be a “buy.” On the other hand, if a stock is below the zero line consistently, it might be one to stay away from. Also, if the MACD line reaches a peak and dips, its momentum may be waning. WU’s 9-day MACD is 0.41 and the company’s 100-day MACD stands at -0.17.
Another area that is important to analyze is insider moves and majority shareholders. While this is not always an error-free way to tell what the future holds for a stock, you can maybe gather important information from reading the tea leaves about who is buying and selling.
The major holders for this stock are 0.50% by insiders and 120.23% by institutions. Regarding institutional holdings, Blackrock Inc. owns 12.57%, while the second top holder, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), currently owns 12.17%.
Over the last six months, insiders have sold 2,928 with the most recent transaction from Molnar Jacqueline D, Chief Trans Off. & Glbl Compl., with a sell at price 23.94 per share.
Overall, the recommended rating for WU is Hold. Currently, the company has 21 analysts watching the stock, and the average quarterly earnings estimate is 0.46. Quarterly revenue estimates are averaging 1.24B with the high estimate reaching 1.31B and the low at 1.15B.
To review, the current 1-year target estimate is sitting at 23.81, while the current price 22.23. Based on this, we expect the stock to rise considering the aforementioned fundamentals.