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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Western Union Company, WU

The Western Union Company, WU is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Credit Services in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, The Western Union Company, WU  has a market cap of 10303.51. Since its IPO date on the 10/2/2006, The Western Union Company, WU performance year to date is 16.80%. Today The Western Union Company, WU has gained -1.91%, with a current price of 20.57.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is *TBA. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 37.80%. Return of assets are at 8.80%, with return on investment at 21.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Western Union Company, WU is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.46. While Total debt/equity is 2.46. With a profit margin of 15.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.80%, and operating margin of 20.30%. The Western Union Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year The Western Union Company, WU has seen a EPS growth of 2.10%. A performance for the year of 16.44%. The 52-week high is -5.64%, and the 52-week low is 30.58%. The average volume for The Western Union Company, WU is 3508357.

With a target price of 19.5, can The Western Union Company, WU reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Western Union Company, WU. The Western Union Company has a P/E of 12.42 and a forward P/E of 11.87. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.63. The Western Union Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.89 and 7.68 respectively. For P/cash, The Western Union Company has a value of 8.86, while it is 16.29 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 20.57, The Western Union Company has a dividend yield of 3.11%. We see a return on equity of 63.00%.

Looking more long-term The Western Union Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.64%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.97% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.10% for this year and for the last five years a 3.60% growth has been seen.

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