The Western Union Company (WU) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) is set to announce its Q214 earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.36 per share and revenue of $1.42 billion for the quarter. The Western Union Company has set its FY14 guidance at $1.40-1.50 EPS.
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.37 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect The Western Union Company to post $1.45 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1.56 EPS for the next fiscal year.
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) traded up 0.51% on Wednesday, hitting $17.60. 186,891 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The Western Union Company has a 1-year low of $14.60 and a 1-year high of $19.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $17.07 and a 200-day moving average of $16.35. The company has a market cap of $9.485 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.24.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30th. Investors of record on Monday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.86%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 11th.
WU has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of The Western Union Company in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $17.00. On the ratings front, analysts at Goldman Sachs initiated coverage on shares of The Western Union Company in a research note on Tuesday, July 8th. They set a “sell” rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of The Western Union Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.05.
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) is engaged in money movement and payment services.
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