Western Union Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (WU)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is tomorrow, March 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $17.86 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Western Union has been 5.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Union has a market cap of $11.86 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Western Union Company provides money transfer and payment services worldwide. The company's Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers consumer-to-consumer money transfer services through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 12.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Western Union Ratings Report.

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