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The Western Union Co WU Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 14.18
  • Sector Financial Services
  • Industry Credit Services
  • Investment Style Small Value
  • Day Range 14.09  –  14.29
  • Year Range 11.41  –  20.40
  • Market Cap 5.4759 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3.0 Mil /  5.0 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1.19
  • Price / Book 10.37
  • Forward Div Yield 6.74%
  • Trailing Div Yield 6.63%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis WU

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Western Union Is participating in the Shift to Digital

Brett Horn Senior Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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Western Union's primary macroeconomic exposure is to employment markets in the developed world, as the search for better economic opportunities is the fundamental driver for money transfers. While conditions have improved over time in the United States and Europe, a region that is about equally important for Western Union as the U.S., growth remains modest, with new entrants adding to the issues for legacy operators like Western Union. At this point, we don't see a catalyst to improve growth, and pandemic-related headwinds appear to be lingering. Recent geopolitical events are an additional headwind as the company made the decision to exit Russia, a significant money transfer market. We continue to believe Western Union has a wide moat based on its sizable scale advantage, but with a stagnant top line, the value of the moat going forward could be questioned.

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Company Profile WU

Business Description

Western Union provides domestic and international money transfers through its global network of about 600,000 outside agents. It is the largest money transfer company in the world and one of only a few companies with a truly global agent network.

7001 East Belleview Avenue
Denver, CO, 80237
Industry Credit Services
Employees 10,500

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FAQs for The Western Union Co Stock

Yes. WU has a forward dividend yield of 6.74%. See WU’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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WU’s market cap is 5.48 Bil.
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WU’s stock style is Small Value.
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WU’s price/sales is 1.19.
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WU’s price/forward earnings is 8.88.
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WU’s price/book is 10.37.
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WU’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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