Western Union Company ( WU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 15, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.155 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 31, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WU 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 $18.28, the dividend yield is 3.39%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WU was $18.28, representing a -19.96% decrease from the 52 week high of $22.84 and a 9.26% increase over the 52 week low of $16.73.
WU is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Limited ( BABA ) and Visa Inc. ( V ). WU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.62. Zacks Investment Research reports WU's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 4.36%, compared to an industry average of 10.9%.
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