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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 3472.75, and so far today it has a volume of 777253. Performance year to date since the 10/2/2006 is 14.13%.

To help you determine whether The Western Union Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.54 and forward P/E is 11.59. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Western Union Company has a value for PEG of 1.76. P/S ratio is 1.84 and the P/B ratio is 8.1. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.66 and 16.41 respectively.

At the current price The Western Union Company is trading at, 20.17 (0.32% today), The Western Union Company has a dividend yield of 3.18%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 38.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.6, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.38% after growing 2.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -4.90%, and -1.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 500, and the number of shares float is 490.22. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at *TBA. The float short is 12.38%, with the short ratio at a value of 17.48. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.50%, and also a return on investment of 21.70%.

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 2.6 and total debt/equity is 2.6. In terms of margins, The Western Union Company has a gross margin of 41.30%, with its operating margin at 20.10%, and The Western Union Company has a profit margin of 15.00%.

The 52 week high is -1.14%, with 28.01% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.00% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.60%.

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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