It’s been a crucial week for The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU); here’s what analysts have to say.

July 27, 2018 - By Lisa Delgado

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.26, from 1.07 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 35 investors sold The Western Union Company shares while 196 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 470.54 million shares or 1.44% more from 463.88 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
720,386 were accumulated by Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv. Freestone Capital Lc holds 1.36% or 1.21 million shares in its portfolio. New York-based Tocqueville Asset Mgmt L P has invested 0.01% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Whitnell & Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Schulhoff & Communication holds 0.25% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 22,600 shares. Brandywine Invest Mgmt Ltd has 0.05% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 444,012 shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs has 0% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). North Star Asset invested in 46,994 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Envestnet Asset Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Capital Interest invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Id has 0.03% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 13,000 shares. Retirement Sys Of Alabama holds 219,414 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt invested 0.13% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Mutual Of America Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 58,756 shares. Auxier Asset Management holds 74,933 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio.

Since June 7, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $2.21 million activity. Another trade for 81,008 shares valued at $1.70M was sold by Almeida Odilon. Shares for $92,757 were sold by Rhodes Sheri.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering The Western Union (NYSE:WU), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. The Western Union has $2300 highest and $22.0 lowest target. $20.33’s average target is -0.34% below currents $20.4 stock price. The Western Union had 3 analyst reports since February 14, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. BTIG Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2300 target in Tuesday, May 1 report. As per Wednesday, February 14, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Wednesday, February 14. Below is a list of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) latest ratings and price target changes.

01/05/2018 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Buy New Target: $23.0000 Maintain
14/02/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $22.0 Maintain
14/02/2018 Broker: Mizuho Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $16 Upgrade

The stock increased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $20.4. About 2.44M shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has risen 3.57% since July 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.00% the S&P500.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company has market cap of $9.40 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. It currently has negative earnings. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents.

Another recent and important The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Western Union expands partnership with Russian bank” on July 05, 2018.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Institutional Positions Chart

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