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Burning Stock on the move: The Western Union Company (WU)

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Williams Richard L also bought $5,847 worth of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Thursday, February 16. The institutional investor held 34,179 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $5.67M, up from 27,839 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Citadel Advisors LLC added to its ownership by buying 1,034,731 shares an increase of 290.2% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. National Bank & Trust Of Hawaii has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund acquired a new stake in Western Union Company (The) during the fourth quarter worth $341,000. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 15,757 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $321,000 after buying an additional 654 shares during the last quarter.

Breton Hill Capital Ltd. boosted its stake in Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) by 35.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 7,482 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $152,000 after buying an additional 224 shares during the period. Finally, Clarkston Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Western Union Company (The) by 12.6% in the second quarter. The firm owned 192,724 shares of the credit services provider's stock after selling 1,018 shares during the period. Western Union Company has a 1-year low of $18.42 and a 1-year high of $22.70. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $19.15 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.52.

Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The credit services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.08. Western Union Company (The) had a return on equity of 92.41% and a net margin of 3.50%. The company had revenue of $1.38 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.37 billion. During the same quarter past year, the business posted $0.44 earnings per share.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.175 per share. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thurs, Sep 14th. this indicates a $0.70 dividend on a yearly basis and a payout of 3.55%. Western Union Company (The)'s dividend payout ratio is now 179.49%.

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Global X Management Co Llc decreased Western Un Co (WU) stake by 23.21% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and global copyright and trademark law. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://rinconhillneighbors.org/2017/08/13/shell-asset-management-co-has-631000-stake-in-western-union-company-the-nysewu.html.

WU has been the topic of a number of research reports. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a "hold" rating and set a $20.00 target price (up previously from $19.00) on shares of Western Union Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday.

Western Union Company (The)'s P/E ratio is 48.59 and market cap is 8.77B. Finally, Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Western Union Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Below is a list of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) latest ratings and price target changes. Zacks Investment Research raised Western Union Company (The) from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $22.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $20.27.

In related news, EVP John David Thompson sold 23,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.12, for a total value of $472,820.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 129,650 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,608,558. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. The number of shares now owned by investors are 467.91 mln.

Veritable Limited Partnership invested 0.03% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). The corporation operates through around three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business Solutions. the firms Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents.