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How has The Western Union Company:(NYSE:WU) performed recently?

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 10065. It is in the Credit Services industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 12.56, a forward P/E of 11.61 and EPS of 1.6. At a stock price of 20.01 (-0.57%) it has a dividend yield of 3.18%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 3.60%, more recently this last year it has grown by 2.10%. The next year growth is going to be about 6.38% and more long-term 7.13% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -4.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -1.80%.

For performance, The Western Union Company the past week has seen a gain of 2.70%. For the last month performance for The Western Union Company is 7.07%. While the last quarter is 0.95% and half year, 23.03%. Finally for the year, performance is 8.46%.

The 52-week high for The Western Union Company, is at -1.87%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 27.06%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.36% and 7.86% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.00%, and for the month it is 1.48%. The Western Union Company, has a target price of 19.11.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.6, and for total debt/equity The Western Union Company has 2.6. The gross margin is 41.30%, while operating margin is 20.10%, the profit margin is 15.00%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at *TBA. The Western Union Company has a payout ratio of 38.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 500. The shares float is 490.22, with the float short at 12.38%, with short ratio coming to 17.31.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Western Union Company, get 8.50%, with its returns on investment at 21.70%. Return on equity is 61.90%. So will the investors see the target price of 19.11, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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