The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has analysts on the Bullish side this week.

July 18, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

 The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has analysts on the Bullish side this week.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 42 investors sold The Western Union Company shares while 211 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 150 raised stakes. 492.17 million shares or 0.39% more from 490.24 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
First Quadrant Lp Ca reported 407,990 shares stake. New York-based Brown Brothers Harriman & Communications has invested 0% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Numeric Invsts Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Credit Agricole S A holds 3.23 million shares. Ridgeworth Capital Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). New York-based Jane Street Gp Limited Liability Com has invested 0% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Howe And Rusling Inc stated it has 165 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt owns 188,344 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 949,240 shares. Proshare Limited Com accumulated 187,248 shares. Geode Ltd Liability reported 0.05% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Gemmer Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 511 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Federated Investors Pa reported 1.08 million shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Moreover, Creative Planning has 0% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 17,545 shares.

Since February 16, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 insider sale for $129,302 activity. Williams Richard L also bought $5,847 worth of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Thursday, February 16. Shares for $135,149 were sold by Schenkel Amintore.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), 2 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. The Western Union Company had 18 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, September 1. The stock of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) earned “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Thursday, January 5. Citigroup maintained it with “Sell” rating and $17 target in Thursday, August 4 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WU in report on Friday, June 16 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, January 20, the company rating was downgraded by Compass Point. Barclays Capital maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Thursday, August 4 with “Underweight” rating. The rating was initiated by Compass Point with “Neutral” on Friday, April 15. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Monday, September 21. The stock of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 8 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The stock of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. Below is a list of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) latest ratings and price target changes.

16/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $23.0000 Maintain
28/06/2017 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Underperform New Target: $16 Initiates Coverage On
20/01/2017 Broker: Compass Point Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Sell Downgrade

About 101,328 shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has risen 0.64% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

The Western Union Company is a well-known provider of money movement and payment services. The company has market cap of $8.93 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business Solutions. It has a 41.27 P/E ratio. The Company’s Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents.

More notable recent The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Western Union Unveils Major Upgrade of Its Digital Payments Platform for …” on June 27, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Western Union Announces $0.175 Quarterly Dividend” published on July 05, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Western Union Reaches Analyst Target Price” on July 03, 2017. More interesting news about The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) were released by: Zacks.com and their article: “Western Union Stock Continues to Lose Value: Here’s Why” published on July 07, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Western Union: The Enduring Appeal Of Physical Currency” with publication date: July 06, 2017.

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