2 Stocks Remain Some Of The Top Stocks To Watch: The Western Union Company (WU), Outfront Media Inc. (OUT)

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) shares ended at $18.91 with 3.62 mln shares exchanging hands. That puts the market capitalization at $8.85 bln. It opened the session with a $19.19 price tag, later ranging from $18.91 to $19.26, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. The stock stands nearly -16.7% off versus the 52-week high and 2.66% away from the 52-week low. The number of shares currently owned by investors are 467.91 mln.

Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $19.98 on the shares of The Western Union Company (WU). The consensus rating is 3.1, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. It has been assigned a low target price of $16 and a high target price of $28.

The current price is staying below the SMA lines which signify weakens and is generally unhealthy/negative and may provide the momentum for driving the share price lower. Current price places the company’s stock -5.63% away from its 200-day simple moving average, -1.25%, away from the 50-day average and also -2.27% away from 20-day average.

For this year, The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) is performing -12.94%. Over the past five trading sessions it is -3.42%; -0.53% for the month; -2.83% for the last quarter; -7.21% for the past six-months; and -9.69% for the last 12 months. The last close places the company’s stock about $3.79 off its 52 week high of $22.7 and $0.49 above the 52 week low of $18.42.

Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT) closed down -0.1 points or -0.45% at $22.27 with 0.63 mln shares exchanging hands. Current price level places the company’s stock about -20.15% from the 52-week high and 7.48% away from the 52-week low. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $27 on the company shares. The consensus rating is 2.1, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. It has been assigned a low target price of $24 and a high target price of $30.

Outfront Media Inc. (OUT) opened the session with a $22.24 price tag, later ranging from $22.2 to $22.46, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. The stock stands nearly $5.65 off versus the 52-week high of $27.89 and $1.52 above the 52-week low of $20.72. The number of shares currently owned by investors are 138.6 mln. The current price change puts the market capitalization at $3.09 bln.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 4 and Overweight is 0 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 0 and 0, respectively. Also, the Hold rating count is 4 as of 08/10/17. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 4 Buy, 0 Overweight, 0 Sell, 4 Hold and 0 Underweight. Investors might also notice that three month ago the Buy recommendations (3) outnumbered Sell recommendations (0). The count of Hold ratings in that period was 6.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE:OUT) are 1.37%; -0.8% for the month; -3.88% for the last quarter; -17.46% for the past six-months; and -0.18% for the last 12 months.The current price is staying below the SMA lines which signify weakens and is generally unhealthy/negative and may provide the momentum for driving the share price lower. Current price places the company’s stock -9.32% away from its 200-day simple moving average, -2.57%, away from the 50-day average and also -2.27% away from 20-day average. The stock is performing -10.45% year to date.