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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 Nasdaq, Inc.


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

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