Retaining Analysts Views in Focus: The Western Union (NYSE:WU), Legg Mason (NYSE:LM)

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) [Trend Analysis] knocking active thrust in leading trading session, shares a decrease of -1.42% to 22.23 with around 5.1 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Finally, analysts shed their light over the WU price targets; maintaining price high target of 24 while at average the price target was 19.62 in contrast with the current price of 22.23. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 4 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 4 stands on similar situation; while 16 for the current month as compared to 15 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 1 analyst gave Underweight and 7 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Hold.

The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 43.29% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -2.07%. Similar, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 11.26% and for the year was 37.70%, while the YTD performance remained at 3.82%. WU has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.37.

Shares of Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) [Trend Analysis] swings enthusiastically in regular trading session, it a gain of 1.40% to close at $31.16. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked LM in recent few months. In ratings table the LM given BUY ratings by 8 analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. While 3 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current as compared to 1 analyst giving UNDERWEIGHT. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Overweight security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.65 at current month while compared with $0.66 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.66 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $2.24 as compared to one month ago of $2.26, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $3.05.

Moving forward to saw long-term intention, the experts calculate Return on Investment of -1.10%. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 28.25% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -11.31%. LM last month stock price volatility remained 2.25%.


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