The Western Union Company [WU] stock was sold by Cebollero David at the price of US$10214.0

The Western Union Company’s recently made public that its Interim Chief Legal Officer Cebollero David unloaded Company’s shares for reported $10214.0 on May 05. In the deal valued at $17.40 per share,587 shares were sold. As a result of this transaction, Cebollero David now holds 14,221 shares worth roughly $ 0.23 million.

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Then, Cebollero David sold 2,221 shares, generating $43,198 in total proceeds. Upon selling the shares at $19.45, the Interim Chief Legal Officer now owns 6,125 shares.

Before that, Farah Jean Claude sold 33,401 shares. The Western Union Company shares valued at $656,179 were divested by the President, Global Network at a price of $19.65 per share. As a result of the transaction, Farah Jean Claude now holds 296,687 shares, worth roughly $4.9 million.

Wolfe Research downgraded its The Western Union Company [WU] rating to an Underperform from a a Peer perform in a research note published on Tuesday, July 20, 2022; the price target was decreased to $17 from $20. PT values the company’s stock at a premium of 2.88 to its Tuesday closing price. A number of analysts have revised their coverage, including Goldman’s analysts, who began to cover the stock in mid May with a ‘”a Sell”‘ rating. Citigroup also remained covering WU and has decreased its forecast on April 29, 2022 with a “Neutral” recommendation from previously “Buy” rating. UBS started covering the stock on March 31, 2022. It rated WU as “a Neutral”.

Price Performance Review of WU

On Tuesday, The Western Union Company [NYSE:WU] saw its stock jump 0.30% to $16.51. On the same session, the stock had its day’s lowest price of $16.14, but rose to a high of $16.53. Over the last five days, the stock has gained 1.35%. The Western Union Company shares have fallen nearly -7.46% since the year began. Nevertheless, the stocks have fallen -26.36% over the past one year. While a 52-week high of $22.55 was reached on 02/16/22, a 52-week low of $15.30 was recorded on 06/16/22. SMA at 50 days reached $16.62, while 200 days put it at $17.74. A total of 2.77 million shares were traded, compared to the trading of 3.98 million shares in the previous session.

Levels Of Support And Resistance For WU Stock

The 24-hour chart illustrates a support level at 16.26, which if violated will result in even more drops to 16.00. On the upside, there is a resistance level at 16.65. A further resistance level may holdings at 16.78. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the 14-day chart is 47.99, which indicates neutral technical sentiment, while the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) stands at -0.07, which suggests price will go down in the next trading period. Percent R suggests that price movement has been low at 51.70%. Stochastics %K at 50.76% indicates the stock is a holding.

How much short interest is there in The Western Union Company?

A steep rise in short interest was recorded in The Western Union Company stocks on Jul 14, 2022, dropping by -0.61 million shares to a total of 33.75 million shares. Yahoo Finance data shows the prior-month short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 34.36 million shares. There was a decline of -1.81%, which implies that there is a negative sentiment for the stock. In spite of short shares comprising just 11.99% of the overall stock float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) fell to 9.36.

The Western Union Company [WU] – Who Are The Largest Shareholders?

In filings from BlackRock Fund Advisors, it is revealed that the company now owns 50,934,206 shares, or roughly 13.19% of the outstanding WU shares. In other words, the investor’s shares have risen by 763,722 from its previous 13-F filing of 50170484.0. Additionally, The Vanguard Group, Inc. increased 4.21% of its stake after which the total value it holdings stand at $704,139,986, while Capital Research & Management Co added 0.05% of its stake to hold $378.13 million in the firm. Over the last quarter, Independent Franchise Partners LL sold -518,366 shares of The Western Union Company, while SSgA Funds Management, Inc. sold 1,592,331 shares. At present, Fidelity Management & Research Co is holding 15,275,564 shares valued at $259.99 million. Van Eck Associates Corp. owned 10,095,617 shares of the company at the time of its most recent 13F filing, worth $171.83 million.

According to FactSet, The Western Union Company’s share price will average $17.70 in the next year, based on opinions of analysts polled by the firm. This is up nearly 9.36 percent from its previous closing price of $16.46. Analysts expect The Western Union Company stock to reach the higher price of $22.00, while the lowest price estimate is $14.00. However, 21 analysts have rated WU stock as a Hold in their predictions for 2022.


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