What Can We Expect After The Western Union (NYSE:WU)’s Upgrade By Mizuho?

February 15, 2018 - By reb123z

  What Can We Expect After The Western Union (NYSE:WU)'s Upgrade By Mizuho?

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 41 investors sold The Western Union Company shares while 171 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 459.24 million shares or 2.33% less from 470.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

North Star Asset Incorporated holds 0.22% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 101,152 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board accumulated 344,636 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Quantbot Tech Lp holds 112,607 shares. Ariel Invests Limited Liability Corp stated it has 5.11 million shares. Tctc Hldg Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.52% or 436,100 shares in its portfolio. Grp One Trading Lp holds 0% or 5,991 shares in its portfolio. Gulf Intll Comml Bank (Uk) Limited reported 157,439 shares. Toronto Dominion State Bank invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Smithfield Tru holds 0.01% or 4,000 shares in its portfolio. Hutchin Hill Cap Limited Partnership owns 25,900 shares. Virginia-based Burney has invested 0.01% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Advisory Svcs Network Limited Liability Co holds 0.05% or 21,807 shares. Polaris Cap Mgmt reported 1.83% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Moreover, Sterling Cap Ltd Liability Company has 0.37% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Hartford Investment Mngmt has invested 0.04% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU).

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.44 million activity. The insider Farah Jean Claude sold 50,813 shares worth $1.09 million.

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) Stock Upgrade

It will be interesting to watch today’s trading of shares of The Western Union (NYSE:WU) as Mizuho increased the stock from a Underperform to a respectable Neutral.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.78 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 41 investors sold The Western Union Company shares while 171 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 459.24 million shares or 2.33% less from 470.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

North Star Asset Incorporated holds 0.22% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 101,152 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board accumulated 344,636 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Quantbot Tech Lp holds 112,607 shares. Ariel Invests Limited Liability Corp stated it has 5.11 million shares. Tctc Hldg Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.52% or 436,100 shares in its portfolio. Grp One Trading Lp holds 0% or 5,991 shares in its portfolio. Gulf Intll Comml Bank (Uk) Limited reported 157,439 shares. Toronto Dominion State Bank invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Smithfield Tru holds 0.01% or 4,000 shares in its portfolio. Hutchin Hill Cap Limited Partnership owns 25,900 shares. Virginia-based Burney has invested 0.01% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Advisory Svcs Network Limited Liability Co holds 0.05% or 21,807 shares. Polaris Cap Mgmt reported 1.83% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Moreover, Sterling Cap Ltd Liability Company has 0.37% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Hartford Investment Mngmt has invested 0.04% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU).

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.44 million activity. The insider Farah Jean Claude sold 50,813 shares worth $1.09 million.

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) Ratings Coverage

Among 18 analysts covering The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), 2 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. The Western Union Company has $2300 highest and $15.50 lowest target. $19.76’s average target is -2.18% below currents $20.2 stock price. The Western Union Company had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 18 by RBC Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $21 target in Thursday, August 4 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, February 14 by Susquehanna. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WU in report on Friday, June 16 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. Monness Crespi & Hardt downgraded The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) rating on Thursday, September 8. Monness Crespi & Hardt has “Neutral” rating and $22 target. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. Northland Capital maintained the shares of WU in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital upgraded The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) rating on Friday, July 31. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $22 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) rating on Monday, July 17. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $2300 target.

The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $20.2. About 3.72 million shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has risen 0.64% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company has market cap of $9.27 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. It has a 46.87 P/E ratio. The 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: Businessinsider.com which released: “Western Union has a long digital runway” on February 15, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Western Union Q4 Earnings Outlook” published on February 13, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “Western Union (WU) Misses Q4 Earnings, Issues 2018 Guidance” on February 14, 2018. More interesting news about The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “The Western Union’s (WU) CEO Hikmet Ersek on Q4 2017 Results – Earnings Call …” published on February 14, 2018 as well as Fortune.com‘s news article titled: “Western Union Is Testing Ripple and XRP for Money Transfers” with publication date: February 14, 2018.

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