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At US$19.41, Is It Time To Put The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) On Your Watch List?

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The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), which is in the it business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s take a look at Western Union’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for Western Union

What is Western Union worth?

Good news, investors! Western Union is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $25.27, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Another thing to keep in mind is that Western Union’s share price may be quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

What does the future of Western Union look like?

NYSE:WU Past and Future Earnings, April 24th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 3.2% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Western Union, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since WU is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on WU for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy WU. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Western Union. You can find everything you need to know about Western Union in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Western Union, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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