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Is The Western Union Company(NYSE: WU), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/2/2006. The Western Union Company is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for The Western Union Company, is 3110.73, and so far today it has a volume of 57705. Performance year to date since the 10/2/2006 is 18.28%.

To help you determine whether The Western Union Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.58 and forward P/E is 12.02. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Western Union Company has a value for PEG of 1.65. P/S ratio is 1.87 and the P/B ratio is 7.77. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.78 and 16.15 respectively.

At the current price The Western Union Company is trading at, 20.78 (-0.24% today), The Western Union Company has a dividend yield of 3.07%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 37.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.66, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.03% after growing 2.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.50%, and -0.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 490.29, and the number of shares float is 486.82. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 12.53%, with the short ratio at a value of 19.61. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.80%, and also a return on investment of 21.80%.

The ability for The Western Union Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 2.46 and total debt/equity is 2.46. In terms of margins, The Western Union Company has a gross margin of 40.80%, with its operating margin at 20.30%, and The Western Union Company has a profit margin of 15.30%.

The 52 week high is -2.99%, with 31.92% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.18% and the 200 day simple moving average is 10.80%.

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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