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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 10477.71. It is in the Credit Services industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 12.9, a forward P/E of 12.33 and EPS of 1.66. At a stock price of 21.58 (0.98%) it has a dividend yield of 2.99%.

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 4.97% and more long-term 7.64% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -0.60%.

For performance, The Western Union Company the past week has seen a gain of 2.59%. For the last month performance for The Western Union Company is 5.74%. While the last quarter is 11.89% and half year, 19.87%. Finally for the year, performance is 24.27%.

The 52-week high for The Western Union Company, is at 0.42%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 36.99%. The 20-day simple moving average is 8.19% and 14.71% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.18%, and for the month it is 1.47%. The Western Union Company, has a target price of 19.5.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.46, and for total debt/equity The Western Union Company has 2.46. The gross margin is 40.80%, while operating margin is 20.30%, the profit margin is 15.30%. 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 37.80%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 490.3. The shares float is 486.82, with the float short at 12.53%, with short ratio coming to 19.56.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see The Western Union Company, get 8.80%, with its returns on investment at 21.80%. Return on equity is 63.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 19.5, 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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