Western Union Co (WU) Earnings

16.29 ↑0.10 (0.62%)
As of Market Close on August 9th, 2022.
Last earnings report date: 2022-02-09Next earnings report date: N/A

Should You Buy WU Before Earnings?

Based on the last three years of earnings reports, buying WU stock within four weeks before its earnings date yielded an average return of -0.08%.

The best time to buy before earnings was 28 days before, which yielded an average return of 0.75% by the earnings date. The worst time was 7 days before, which yielded an average return of -1.27%.

Report dates analyzed: Oct 31 2019 - Aug 2 2022*

Disclaimer: Past performances is not a guarantee of future results.

Should You Buy WU After Earnings?

Based on the last three years of earnings reports, on average, WU has gone down -0.62% shortly after its earnings date. The stock bottoms around 21 days after earnings, where it is on average -1.77% lower than its closing price on the day of earnings.

Since WU has typically gone down after earnings, it might be a good time to buy the dip if you believe in the stock long-term.

Report dates analyzed: Aug 1 2019 - May 2 2022*

Disclaimer: Past performances is not a guarantee of future results.

Average Gains

The average return if you bought Western Union Co before its earnings report and sold at close on its earnings day.

Period28 Day Before21 Days Before14 Days Before7 Days Before1 Day BeforeDay Of
Past 4 Earnings
-6.00%

-5.65%

-4.68%

-6.21%

-0.22%

-0.35%
Past 8 Earnings
-0.46%

-1.01%

-1.59%

-2.65%

0.43%

0.30%
Past 12 Earnings
1.05%

0.09%

0.09%

-1.23%

0.48%

0.33%

WU Earnings History

Report Date28 Day Before21 Days Before14 Days Before7 Days Before1 Day BeforeDay Of1 Day After7 Days After14 Days After21 Days After28 Days After
2022-08-0216.77
0.00%
16.41
2.19%
16.90
-0.77%
16.65
0.72%
17.00
-1.35%
16.77
-1.12%
17.21
2.62%
N/AN/AN/AN/A
2022-05-0218.97
-8.12%
19.03
-8.41%
18.94
-7.97%
19.13
-8.89%
16.76
4.00%
17.43
3.81%
17.38
-0.29%
17.19
-1.38%
17.08
-2.01%
17.41
-0.12%
17.99
3.21%
2022-02-0818.53
-0.70%
18.12
1.55%
18.10
1.66%
19.26
-4.47%
18.14
1.43%
18.40
0.71%
18.72
1.74%
20.09
9.19%
19.47
5.82%
17.58
-4.46%
17.72
-3.70%
2021-10-2720.78
-10.44%
20.58
-9.57%
20.36
-8.60%
20.03
-7.09%
19.31
-3.63%
18.61
-3.35%
18.55
-0.32%
18.51
-0.54%
18.55
-0.32%
17.09
-8.17%
16.61
-10.75%
2021-08-0423.23
-4.74%
23.58
-6.15%
23.01
-3.82%
23.15
-4.41%
22.74
-2.68%
22.13
-2.55%
22.27
0.63%
22.65
2.35%
21.91
-0.99%
21.75
-1.72%
21.62
-2.31%
2021-05-0425.12
2.95%
25.40
1.81%
25.97
-0.42%
26.20
-1.30%
25.66
0.78%
25.86
1.13%
24.99
-3.36%
25.50
-1.39%
24.86
-3.87%
24.29
-6.07%
24.58
-4.95%
2021-02-1022.39
4.82%
21.96
6.88%
23.15
1.38%
22.73
3.26%
23.37
0.43%
23.47
-0.13%
23.56
0.38%
23.87
1.70%
23.79
1.36%
23.88
1.75%
24.60
4.82%
2020-10-2921.48
-2.70%
22.32
-6.36%
22.16
-5.69%
22.23
-5.98%
20.26
3.16%
20.90
2.80%
19.44
-6.99%
20.88
-0.10%
20.86
-0.19%
21.53
3.01%
22.58
8.04%
2020-08-0420.99
15.25%
21.56
12.20%
21.84
10.76%
22.46
7.70%
24.21
-0.08%
24.19
0.00%
22.88
-5.42%
23.23
-3.97%
23.78
-1.70%
23.90
-1.20%
23.60
-2.44%
2020-05-0519.88
-2.62%
20.16
-3.97%
18.69
3.59%
19.13
1.20%
18.85
2.71%
19.36
1.95%
19.47
0.57%
18.87
-2.53%
18.76
-3.10%
19.82
2.38%
23.05
19.06%
2020-02-1126.67
5.89%
27.32
3.37%
27.49
2.73%
27.46
2.84%
28.30
-0.21%
28.24
-0.53%
26.13
-7.47%
25.79
-8.68%
24.06
-14.80%
23.05
-18.38%
21.90
-22.45%

Methodology

We analyzed the past three years of WU's earnings reports to calculate the average change in price of the stock before and after earnings.

Before Earnings

For calculating the average gains if you bought prior to earnings, we looked at the closing price of 5 different dates and compared them to the closing price of WU on the day of the earnings report to calculate the return. The dates analyzed are:

  • 28 days prior (4 weeks)
  • 21 days prior (3 weeks)
  • 14 days prior (2 weeks)
  • 7 days prior (1 week)
  • 1 day prior

This simulates an individual purchasing WU stock on one of those days and selling on the day of the earnings report.

After Earnings

For calculating the average gains if you bought WU stock on the day of earnings, we looked at the closing price of WU on the day of the earnings and then compared it to 5 dates after. The dates analyzed are:

  • 1 day after
  • 7 days after (1 week)
  • 14 days after (2 weeks)
  • 21 days after (3 weeks)
  • 28 day after (4 weeks)

This simulates an individual purchasing WU stock on the day of the earnings report and then selling on one of the dates following.

Day of

To calculate the gains on the day of earnings, we compared the opening price of WU to the closing price on the day of earnings - regardless if the earnings call was pre- or post-market.

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BretJohns

$WU almost time for the running

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kairaae

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