Recommendation Trends of the Stocks: Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU), Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT)

Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU):

Important Stats for Investors:

Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) shares jumped 0.22 percent and closed the day at $18.48. The company has its outstanding shares of 451.25 Million. The Relative Volume value measured for Western Union Company (The) stands at 0.94. A total of 4.71 Million shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume is 4.96 Million. Its 52-week high and low range is $22.21 and $17.39, respectively. The company has a market cap of $8.34 Billion.

The SMA20 for the stock is at 2.67 percent, SMA50 stands at -0.07 percent, while SMA200 is -5.41 Percent, according to Finviz reported data. Return on Assets (ROA) value of the stock is -5.3 Percent. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment (ROI) values are 111 percent and 15.6 percent respectively.

The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -2.79 percent, whereas its Weekly performance stands at 3.41%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are 2.55 percent and -4.89 percent respectively.

Profitability and Ratings Review:

Profitability analysis greatly helps in making investment decision. Net profit margin of Western Union Company (The) (NYSE:WU) was recorded at -8.6 percent, operating profit margin was 10.6 percent, while gross profit margin stands at 40.2 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 1.05.

Looking at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, 2 Analysts issued a Buy for MoSys, 0 gave Outperform, 10 analysts gave Hold Rating, 4 issued Underperform and 2 marked the stock as Sell.

Future Expectations:

The company’s Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $0.49, according to consensus of 19 analysts. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $0.44 and the High EPS estimate of $0.51.

The company’s Average Revenue Estimate for the current quarter is $1.44 Billion, while Low and High Revenue Estimates are $1.39 Billion and $1.49 Billion respectively. These Revenue projections are a consensus of 15 Analysts.

Volatility Analysis:

Volatility is a key factor to observe. When we see the company’s Volatility, it currently has a monthly volatility of 2.16% and weekly volatility of 2.48%.

Caterpillar, Inc. (NYSE:CAT):

Last Day Trading Summary:

The Company ended its previous trading session at $129.33 with the gain of 2.31%. The market capitalization of the company is $76.2 Billion. Overall, 4.73 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average volume of $5.67 Million. Caterpillar, Inc. currently has its 52-Week High range of $173.24, while its 52-week low range is $112.06. The Price to Sales (P/S) of the company is 1.43, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 4.83. By looking at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 2.86%, whereas Month Volatility stands at 3.68%.

Analysts Coverage:

Looking at Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Reuters. For the Current month, 9 analysts have assigned this stock as Buy where 8 assigned Outperform, 11 analysts believe it’s a Hold, 1 said Underperform and only 0 assigned Sell rating.

For the current Fiscal Quarter, 21 analysts on average are expecting earnings of $2.97 per share. According to the Analysts, the Low Estimate Earnings of the current Quarter is $2.68 whereas, High Estimate is $3.1

According to 16 analysts, the Average Revenue Estimate is $14.33 Billion for the current Fiscal quarter. The Low Revenue estimate is $13.96 Billion, while High Revenue estimate is $14.97 Billion.

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