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Western Union Company (WU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 12, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Western Union Company ( WU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 12, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.125 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 30, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WU has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $18.56, the dividend yield is 2.69%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WU was $18.56, representing a -3.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $19.14 and a 55.57% 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 Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ). WU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.58. Zacks Investment Research reports WU's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -17.58%, compared to an industry average of 4.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WU through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WU as a top-10 holding:
- Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
- ELEMENTS Exchange Traded Notes Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Tot ( WMW )
- WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is WMW with an increase of 20.09% over the last 100 days. MOAT has the highest percent weighting of WU at 5.26%.