1. As of noon trading, Western Union Company ( WU) is up $0.23 (1.9%) to $12.18 on average volume Thus far, 8.7 million shares of Western Union Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.10-$12.32 after having opened the day at $12.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.95.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Consumer-to-Consumer and Global Business Payments. Western Union Company has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 32.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Western Union Company a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Union Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Western Union Company Ratings Report now.

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A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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