Toronto Dominion Bank increased its holdings in shares of Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) by 10.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 176,310 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after buying an additional 16,548 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Western Union Company (The) were worth $3,384,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in WU. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lifted its holdings in Western Union Company (The) by 7.1% in the 1st quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 17,710 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $360,000 after purchasing an additional 1,170 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Western Union Company (The) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,884,143 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $38,343,000 after purchasing an additional 24,313 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning lifted its holdings in Western Union Company (The) by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 17,635 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $336,000 after purchasing an additional 571 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Western Union Company (The) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 125,351 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $2,388,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Western Union Company (The) by 6.2% in the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 22,290 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $425,000 after acquiring an additional 1,297 shares during the last quarter.

Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) opened at $19.70 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.98, a current ratio of 1.00 and a quick ratio of 1.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,038.88, a PE ratio of 10.64, a PEG ratio of 1.86 and a beta of 1.01. Western Union Company has a 52 week low of $18.39 and a 52 week high of $22.70.

Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The credit services provider reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.39 billion. Western Union Company (The) had a return on equity of 116.85% and a net margin of 3.83%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.46 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Western Union Company will post 1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 target price (up from $19.00) on shares of Western Union Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Barclays PLC raised their target price on Western Union Company (The) from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. ValuEngine raised Western Union Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Western Union Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “sell” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Western Union Company (The) in a research report on Sunday, October 15th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.14.

In related news, EVP Jean Claude Farah sold 17,518 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.50, for a total transaction of $359,119.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 139,500 shares in the company, valued at $2,859,750. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

Western Union Company (The) Company Profile

The Western Union Company (Western Union) is a provider of money movement and payment services. The Company operates through three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business and Business Solutions. The Company’s Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU)

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