Western Union Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 13, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.125 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29,
2013. 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 same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of WU was $14.63,
representing a -23.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.14 and
a 22.63% 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 $1.69. Zacks Investment Research reports WU's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -18.02%, compared to an
industry average of 9.1%.
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 Wide Moat ETF (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund (
- PowerShares Value Line Industry Rotation Portfolio
The top-performing ETF of this group is MOAT with an increase of
9.87% over the last 100 days. WMW has the highest percent weighting
of WU at 5.15%.