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Western Union Company (WU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 13, 2012
By: NASDAQ.com News
Western Union Company ( WU ) 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. ( V ) and eBay Inc. ( EBAY ). 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 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 Morningstar Wide Moat Research ETF ( MOAT )
- PowerShares Morningstar StockInvestor Core Portfolio ( PYH )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF ( RYT )
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI ).
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%.