Western Un Co (WU) Holder Clarkston Capital Partners LLC Boosted Its Holding

June 20, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.09, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 42 investors sold WU 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. Chesapeake Asset Management Limited Liability Corp holds 2.7% or 143,397 shares. M&T Financial Bank Corporation stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas invested 0.08% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Hanson & Doremus Investment Mngmt accumulated 0% or 75,712 shares. Barclays Public Ltd stated it has 0.01% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Suntrust Banks holds 100,312 shares. The Virginia-based Burney has invested 0.02% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Deutsche Financial Bank Ag holds 0.03% or 1.85 million shares in its portfolio. Tdam Usa has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Boston Research Mgmt reported 146,595 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). The British Columbia – Canada-based British Columbia Investment Mngmt Corp has invested 0.04% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Ls Investment Advisors Lc holds 18,814 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Cleararc Cap Inc stated it has 11,778 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. 3,469 are held by Fin Architects.

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

Clarkston Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in Western Un Co (WU) by 3.14% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc bought 199,292 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.09% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 6.54M shares of the business services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $142.07 million, up from 6.34 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Western Un Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.01 billion market cap company. The stock rose 0.05% or $0.01 reaching $19.11 per share. About 300 shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has risen 0.64% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Clarkston Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $457.76 million and $2.10B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE) by 214,703 shares to 189,296 shares, valued at $6.15 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wal (NYSE:WMT) by 61,154 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 329,952 shares, and cut its stake in Lpl Finl Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA).

More notable recent The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Western Union updates on compliance program” on June 12, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Western Union Company (WU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 14, 2017” published on June 13, 2017, Zacks.com published: “Western Union Company: Should Value Investors Pick WU Stock?” on May 31, 2017. More interesting news about The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: AMETEK, Western Union and Briggs & Stratton” published on June 12, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Western Union and the Western Union Foundation Provide Humanitarian Relief to …” with publication date: June 13, 2017.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), 2 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. The Western Union Company had 16 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. S&P Research upgraded The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) rating on Wednesday, September 2. S&P Research has “Buy” rating and $22 target. The firm has “Sell” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, August 4. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Friday, August 14 report. On Monday, September 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim on Thursday, January 5 with “Neutral”. Susquehanna downgraded the stock to “Negative” rating in Monday, September 19 report. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. Compass Point initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $20 target in Friday, April 15 report. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks.

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