Analysts See $0.42 EPS for The Western Union Company (WU); Duquesne Family Office Boosted Amazon Com (AMZN) Position By $25.95 Million

April 24, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Duquesne Family Office Llc increased Amazon Com Inc (AMZN) stake by 15.23% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Duquesne Family Office Llc acquired 22,200 shares as Amazon Com Inc (AMZN)’s stock rose 28.13%. The Duquesne Family Office Llc holds 168,003 shares with $196.47 million value, up from 145,803 last quarter. Amazon Com Inc now has $736.12B valuation. The stock decreased 0.63% or $9.63 during the last trading session, reaching $1517.86. About 4.13 million shares traded. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has risen 76.78% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Analysts expect The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) to report $0.42 EPS on May, 1 after the close.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 20.00% from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. WU’s profit would be $193.45 million giving it 11.39 P/E if the $0.42 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, The Western Union Company’s analysts see 2.44% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $19.14. About 2.61M shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has declined 5.69% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.24% the S&P500.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company has market cap of $8.82 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. It currently has negative earnings. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents.

Among 18 analysts covering The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), 2 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. The Western Union Company had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. SunTrust maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) rating on Thursday, November 2. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $21.0 target. The stock of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Friday, June 16 with “Hold” rating. Goldman Sachs reinitiated the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, December 14 report. As per Friday, April 15, the company rating was initiated by Compass Point. The stock of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) earned “Negative” rating by Susquehanna on Monday, September 19. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of WU in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 16 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $1.44 million activity. The insider Schenkel Amintore sold 15,600 shares worth $343,044. Farah Jean Claude also sold $1.09M worth of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) on Monday, January 8.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.19, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 30 investors sold The Western Union Company shares while 166 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 463.88 million shares or 1.01% more from 459.24 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv reported 327,785 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Moreover, Td Asset has 0% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Cornerstone Advisors accumulated 0% or 281 shares. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 11,283 shares in its portfolio. Old West Inv Ltd Limited Liability Company has 127,330 shares. Oxbow Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 180,630 shares stake. Benjamin F Edwards And Incorporated has invested 0% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Tocqueville Asset Management L P owns 21,066 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Federated Pa invested 0.05% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Ariel Lc holds 1.02% or 4.77 million shares. Telemus Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.05% of its portfolio in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) for 31,545 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.02% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) or 52,302 shares. Sun Life Fincl reported 66,269 shares. Jensen Inv Mngmt holds 0.01% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) or 41,770 shares. Stevens Cap Management Limited Partnership has 184,056 shares.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 sales for $45.88 million activity. $788,924 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by WILKE JEFFREY A on Tuesday, March 20. 1,985 shares were sold by Jassy Andrew R, worth $2.90M. Another trade for 2,285 shares valued at $3.35M was made by ALBERG TOM A on Thursday, February 15. On Thursday, February 15 the insider Zapolsky David sold $3.24 million. $3.42M worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Olsavsky Brian T. Reynolds Shelley sold $795,502 worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) on Thursday, February 15. $18.50 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was sold by Blackburn Jeffrey M.

Among 54 analysts covering Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), 50 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Amazon.com had 288 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 26 by Evercore. As per Tuesday, January 3, the company rating was reinitiated by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, July 24. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, January 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Loop Capital Markets on Friday, September 29. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 23 by Credit Suisse. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 1. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 2 report. Pacific Crest initiated the shares of AMZN in report on Tuesday, December 8 with “Overweight” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $165000 target in Tuesday, April 10 report.

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