The Western Union Company (WU) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Credit Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $21.18, down from yesterday’s close by -0.24%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.Fundamental Analysis
The Western Union Company (WU) currently trades with a market capitalization of $9.80 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 1.95 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.
You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $576.8 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.45 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.81% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.
Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, The Western Union Company recorded a 52-week high of $22.34. It is now trading 1.16% off that level. The stock is trading $19.67 its 50-day moving average by -1.51%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $18.39.
In recent action, The Western Union Company (WU) has made a move of +8.62% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 21.04, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 10.05% with $458.14 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of WU.