The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

The Company deals in money transfer, providing people with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send money around the world, pay bills and purchase money orders.

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1,398 Outperform
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All-Star Players

368 Outperform
9 Underperform
 

Wall Street

22 Outperform
1 Underperform
 

Top WU Bull/Bear Pitches

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jds47 (27.52)
Submitted July 04, 2014

Broad moat - 90+ % revenue from overseas where there is little organized competition. Low current price (PE 10). Decent yield 2.8%

Waseem80 (58.17)
Submitted May 06, 2015

Yes. Website sucks. Try 10 attempts and one might go through. Customer service in Europe is non-existant or sloppy. They even asked me to provide them with error codes ( How pathetic could their programmers be??). Fees are horrenduous. Hidden Fees… More

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Recent Community Commentary

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Recs

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Member Avatar EMV3 (70.89) Submitted: 9/11/2017 10:14:43 AM : Underperform Start Price: $18.14 WU Score: +12.56

Cryptocurrencies. Western Union's existence is predicated on being a provider of money movement and payment services. The impact of cryptos has not begun to take hold. Imgaine you are a native of Venezuela, nannying for a family in the United States. The majority of your earnings will be sent to your family back home. You will pay Western Union an exorbitant amount in fees. Or, you can put your money into a crypto, send it to your family within moments at a fraction of the cost. As more people accept that cryptos are the real thing, and start using it as a placeholder of value (as opposed to those piling in now for the trade), the price fluctuations will stabilize, and change the very way people use the currency, and decrease the need for money exchanges.

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Member Avatar Waseem80 (58.17) Submitted: 5/6/2015 11:16:48 AM : Underperform Start Price: $19.91 WU Score: +44.63

Yes. Website sucks. Try 10 attempts and one might go through. Customer service in Europe is non-existant or sloppy. They even asked me to provide them with error codes ( How pathetic could their programmers be??). Fees are horrenduous. Hidden Fees (on bad Forex quotes) are even worse. Transferwise and Azimo LTD in UK and OzForex in Australia will disrupt them. If customers hate them( and I do!), then they are doomed. You can fool most of the people most of the times, but not forever.

They used to have a moat in the old school world of post office banks. Not anymore. It's an obvious short to me. I started a short position on today's jump.

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Member Avatar jds47 (27.52) Submitted: 7/4/2014 11:18:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $15.08 WU Score: -21.45

Broad moat - 90+ % revenue from overseas where there is little organized competition. Low current price (PE 10). Decent yield 2.8%

Leaderboard

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Score Leader

CNET0

CNET0 (54.03) Score: +190.31

The Score Leader is the player with the highest score across all their picks in WU.

Top
Pick
Member Name Member
Rating
Start
Date
Call Time
Frame
Start
Price
Stock
Gain
Index
Gain
Score Commentary
CNET0 54.03 10/15/2008 Underperform NS $16.27 +16.98% +207.29% +190.31 0 Comment
Barebonez 78.54 6/22/2009 Underperform 3M $12.20 +55.98% +226.44% +170.46 0 Comment
RandolphFL 20.76 3/23/2009 Underperform NS $9.31 +104.40% +269.08% +164.68 0 Comment
Ibeatmykids 45.45 8/26/2009 Underperform NS $14.41 +32.03% +185.23% +153.19 6 Comments
ceeblack 80.70 9/23/2008 Underperform 3M $19.49 -2.37% +148.03% +150.40 3 Comments
germanjuggler 69.44 10/21/2009 1/20/2016 Underperform 3Y $14.97 +27.09% +167.78% +140.70 3 Comments
ET69 < 20 11/16/2009 Underperform 1Y $15.22 +25.00% +164.53% +139.53 1 Comment
BarcelnTor 90.24 6/23/2008 Underperform 1Y $20.14 -5.53% +128.50% +134.03 0 Comment
This player feels very strongly about this pick and has marked it a Top Pick. Top Picks do not affect a player’s score. pedroplay < 20 6/23/2008 Underperform 1Y $19.73 -3.52% +128.10% +131.62 1 Comment
MA1350BEAR 94.65 12/4/2009 Underperform 3W $14.08 +35.18% +161.08% +125.90 0 Comment

Wall Street

See what the Wall Street professionals think, according to their public statements and filings.

Player Name Player
Rating
Start
Date
Call Time
Frame
Start
Price
Stock
Gain
S&P
Gain
Score End Date Commentary
TrackMonnessCres 59.58 7/9/2015 Outperform NS $17.11 +11.23% +41.03% -29.80 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.64 5/11/2015 Outperform 3W $19.29 -1.36% +38.64% -40.00 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.64 9/23/2014 Underperform 3W $16.02 +35.86% +6.36% -29.50 5/11/2015 @ $21.76 0 Comment
TrackMacquarie 93.13 12/18/2013 Outperform NS $14.32 +32.90% +63.20% -30.30 0 Comment
Anonymous331 35.02 10/30/2013 Outperform 5Y $15.50 +18.34% +15.69% +2.64 11/18/2014 @ $18.34 0 Comment
TrackSterneAgee 76.20 9/16/2013 Outperform NS $15.92 +19.50% +70.59% -51.09 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.64 8/12/2013 Outperform 3W $17.79 -8.58% +17.09% -25.67 9/23/2014 @ $16.26 0 Comment
TrackTheStreetRa 67.75 2/22/2013 Outperform NS $11.63 +63.61% +93.18% -29.57 0 Comment
TrackDeutscheSec 84.81 2/4/2013 Outperform NS $12.07 +57.66% +94.25% -36.59 0 Comment
Anonymous331 35.02 1/28/2013 Outperform 5Y $13.63 +28.59% +12.72% +15.87 7/22/2013 @ $17.53 0 Comment
TrackGoldmanSach 75.08 1/10/2013 Underperform NS $11.15 +70.66% +99.00% +28.34 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.64 11/20/2012 Underperform 3W $12.17 +51.55% +21.50% -30.05 8/12/2013 @ $18.45 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 4/24/2012 Outperform 3M $18.06 -7.03% -4.70% -2.33 5/17/2012 @ $16.79 1 Comment
TrackGoldmanSach 75.08 4/10/2012 Outperform NS $17.21 -22.73% +5.68% -28.40 1/9/2013 @ $13.30 0 Comment
TrackPoisedTo < 20 2/22/2012 Outperform 5Y $14.33 +32.84% +114.29% -81.45 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 2/8/2012 Outperform 3M $17.73 +0.85% +1.29% -0.44 2/24/2012 @ $17.88 1 Comment
TrackWMBlair 79.87 10/19/2011 Outperform NS $13.62 +39.74% +138.59% -98.86 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 10/19/2011 Outperform 3M $16.54 +2.54% +0.72% +1.82 11/1/2011 @ $16.96 1 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 10/27/2010 Outperform 3M $18.20 +14.11% +10.23% +3.89 2/2/2011 @ $20.77 1 Comment
TrackRonBaron 82.34 9/30/2010 Outperform NS $13.96 +36.33% +189.32% -153.00 0 Comment
TrackRonBaron 82.34 9/30/2010 Outperform NS $13.96 +36.33% +189.32% -153.00 0 Comment
TrackChrisDavis 90.44 6/30/2010 Outperform NS $11.74 +62.15% +188.55% -126.40 0 Comment
TrackFeltlandCo 85.73 6/8/2010 Outperform NS $11.93 +59.50% +178.75% -119.25 0 Comment
TrackSusquehanna 91.83 3/16/2010 Outperform NS $12.85 +48.11% +152.13% -104.02 0 Comment
TrackHillman 98.46 8/13/2009 Outperform 1Y $14.05 +35.47% +189.75% -154.28 2 Comments
TrackCreditSuiss 89.02 7/9/2009 Outperform NS $12.62 +50.78% +231.21% -180.44 0 Comment
TrackWellsFargo 86.43 5/28/2009 Outperform NS $13.00 +46.35% +226.16% -179.81 0 Comment
TrackBarclaysCap 89.12 4/7/2009 Outperform NS $10.28 +85.19% +259.04% -173.85 0 Comment
TrackMorganKeeg 73.09 1/6/2009 Outperform NS $11.59 +64.15% +217.46% -153.31 0 Comment
TrackDADavidson 89.66 10/24/2007 Outperform NS $20.63 +12.24% -7.38% +19.61 6/4/2008 @ $23.16 0 Comment
TrackRonBaron 82.34 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $20.93 +1.60% -13.94% +15.54 3/31/2008 @ $21.27 1 Comment
TrackBillNygren 97.80 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $16.26 +17.01% +100.50% -83.49 4 Comments
TrackChrisDavis 90.44 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $20.93 +11.64% -8.98% +20.61 6/3/2008 @ $23.37 1 Comment
TrackRichPzena 83.90 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $20.88 +18.18% -23.98% +42.16 9/30/2008 @ $24.67 1 Comment
TrackJohnKeeley < 20 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $20.44 -18.20% -24.81% +6.61 3/31/2010 @ $16.72 1 Comment
TrackPatDorsey < 20 7/20/2007 Outperform 5Y $19.54 -36.78% -9.99% -26.79 11/9/2012 @ $12.35 0 Comment
TrackFirstAnalys 85.13 5/1/2007 Underperform NS $21.05 +7.32% -1.00% -8.32 11/15/2007 @ $22.59 0 Comment
TrackCalyonSec < 20 4/10/2007 Outperform NS $22.65 -0.12% -9.04% +8.92 4/30/2008 @ $22.62 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.64 3/26/2007 Outperform 3W $21.39 -41.60% -2.80% -38.80 11/20/2012 @ $12.49 0 Comment
TrackAGEdwards < 20 3/23/2007 Outperform NS $21.58 +2.33% +7.54% -5.21 6/1/2007 @ $22.08 0 Comment
TrackCitigroup 89.51 10/19/2006 Outperform NS $15.05 +26.48% +127.31% -100.83 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.64 10/12/2006 Underperform 3W $19.03 +18.92% +4.72% -14.20 3/27/2007 @ $22.63 0 Comment
TrackWMBlair 79.87 10/4/2006 Outperform NS $19.85 -17.17% -13.08% -4.09 3/16/2010 @ $16.44 0 Comment
TrackSunTrustRH 85.68 10/2/2006 Outperform NS $19.20 +5.26% +16.77% -11.51 10/10/2007 @ $20.21 0 Comment
TrackTWeisel 87.32 10/2/2006 Outperform NS $14.89 +27.80% +132.13% -104.33 0 Comment
TrackJefferies 79.34 10/2/2006 Outperform NS $14.89 +27.80% +132.13% -104.33 0 Comment

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