Stocks Tossing up on Optimistic Data: The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) under comprehensive financial analysis presented as an active mover. Shares ascend 3.52% to trade at $20.27 in recent trading session. The firm has floated short ration of 12.30%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, which was 10.25.

Limelight under Ratio Analysis

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has noticeable price to earnings growth ratio of 5.90, which find it more attractive on the other stock that has lower PEG and vice versa. The firm price to earnings ratio calculated as 41.03. The co stands at price to sale ratio of 1.80 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes; it is most relevant ratio to compare companies in similar sector. It has price to book ratio of 10.84, which gauges the market price of a share over its book value.

Analysts Rating

Finally, analysts shed their light over the WU price targets; maintaining price high target of 24 while at average the price target was 19.47 in contrast with the current price of 20.27. 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 14 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.

Profitability Analysis

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) need to consider for profitability analysis, the firm has profit margin of positive 4.70% to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings. Gross profit margin and operating profit margin calculated as 39.70% and 8.90% respectively. WU has returns on investment of 10.70%. The returns on assets were 2.70% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of 20.90%, which is measuring profitability by disclosing how much profit generates by WU with the shareholders’ money.

The firm attains analyst recommendation of 3.10 on scale of 1-5. The co has price volatility of 1.81% for a week and 1.63% for a month. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was 1.86% and monthly performance was 2.68%. The stock price of WU is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 2.33% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -1.11%. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 3.09, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.

 

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