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) pushed the Diversified Services industry lower today making it today's featured Diversified Services laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Western Union Company fell $0.17 (-1.0%) to $16.67 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5,882,805 shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,110,400 shares. The stock ranged in price between $16.65-$16.85 after having opened the day at $16.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.84. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that declined today were:
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), down 6.6%,
), down 6.4% and
), down 5.9%.
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The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. Western Union Company has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Western Union Company
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.
- You can view the full Western Union Company Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), up 9.7% , were all gainers within the diversified services industry with
) being today's featured diversified services industry leader.
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