Western Union Company (WU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 13, 2013


Western Union Company ( WU ) 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. ( V ) and eBay Inc. ( EBAY ). 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 dates, visit the WU Dividend History page.

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 Tot ( WMW )
  • Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF ( RYT )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI )
  • PowerShares Value Line Industry Rotation Portfolio (PYH).

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: EBAY , JKI , MOAT , RYT , V , WMW , WU

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