Western Union Company (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.125 per share scheduled for December 31,
2012. Shareholders who purchased WU stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
25% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of
$12.97, the dividend yield is 3.86%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WU was $12.97,
representing a -34.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.82 and
a 8.72% increase over the 52 week low of $11.93.
WU is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes
companies such as Visa Inc. (
) and eBay Inc. (
). WU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.02. Zacks Investment Research reports WU's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 6.24%, compared to an
industry average of 19.3%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to WU through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WU as a top-10 holding:
- Elements Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus
- Market Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat Research ETF (
- PowerShares Morningstar StockInvestor Core Portfolio (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is WMW with an increase of
12.48% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of WU at 5.15%.