2.86% Jul 25, 03:01 PM
$0.50 Paid Quarterly
34.2% EPS $1.46
5 years Since 2009
48 days Sep 11, 2014

WU - Upcoming Dividend Payouts
Next Ex-Dividend Date Sep 11

Amount Declare Date Ex-Dividend Date ▲ Record Date Pay Date Payout Type
$0.1250 2014-07-15 2014-09-11 2014-09-15 2014-09-30 Regular
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WU - Dividend Yield & Stock Price History
Current Dividend Yield 2.86%

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WU - Dividend Payout History
Current Annual Payout $0.50

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WU - Dividend Growth History

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Reveal Dividend Growth History for WU. 26.0% 17.6% 5 years
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WU - Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth
Payouts Increasing For 5 years

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$0.5000 2013 17.6%
$0.4250 2012 37.1%

WU - Historical Dividend Data
Payouts Increasing For 5 years

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.1250 2014-07-15 2014-09-11 2014-09-15 2014-09-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1250 2014-05-16 2014-06-12 2014-06-16 2014-06-30 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1250 2014-02-21 2014-03-13 2014-03-17 2014-03-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1250 2013-12-06 2013-12-13 2013-12-17 2013-12-31 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1250 2013-07-18 2013-09-12 2013-09-16 2013-09-30 Yes Regular Quarter

Western Union (WU) - News

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  • Sterne Agee Upgrades Western Union to "Buy" (WU)

    Sterne Agee announced on Monday that it has upgraded payment services company The Western Union Company (WU) . The firm has raised its rating on WU from "Neutral" to "Buy," and has given the company a $22 price target. This price target suggests a 16% upside from the stock's current price of $18.41. Analysts see momentum building as the company transitions. Western Union shares were up 46 cents, or 2.50%, during pre-market trading Monday. The stock is up 35% YTD.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of The Western Union Company (WU) have a 2.72% yield based on Friday's closing price of $18.41. The Western Union Company (WU) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Western Union Q2 Profit and Revenues Fall, But Top Estimates (WU)

    Money transfer firm The Western Union Company (WU) reported early on Tuesday that both its second quarter profit and revenue declined year-over-year. However, both results were able to beat Wall Street expectations. The Englewood, Colorado-based company posted a second quarter net income of $198.6 million, or 36 cents per share, down from $271.2 million, or 44 cents per share, earned in the same period a year ago. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the company was expected to earn 34 cents per share in the quarter. Western Union's total quarterly revenues declined to $1.39 billion from $1.43 billion a year ago. Analysts were expecting the company to see $1.37 billion in revenues in the quarter. Looking forward to full 2013 results, the company reiterated its outlook of earnings coming in a range between $1.33 and $1.43 per share. Analysts expect the company to earn $1.41 per share in 2013. Western Union shares were up 73 cents, or 4.30%, during morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 29.98% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Western Union (WU) offer a dividend yield of 2.86% based on Tuesday's intraday trading price of $17.50 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 50 cents per share. The Western Union Company (WU) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Morgan Stanley Starts Coverage on Western Union (WU)

    Morgan Stanley reported on Wednesday that it has begun coverage of payment services company, The Western Union Company (WU) . The firm has initiated coverage of WU with an "Equal Weight" rating. Analyst Smittipon Srethapramote noted, “drivers of the underlying remittance market remain positive, but WU's growth outlook is impaired by intensifying competition and share losses in key corridors that could destabilize WU's position as the premium priced provider. Despite the stock's recent run-up, valuation remains low. Low Street expectations leave room for upside surprises.” Western Union shares were mostly flat during Wednesday morning trading. The stock is up 26% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of The Western Union Company (WU) have a 2.92% yield, based on Wednesday morning's price of $17.12. The Western Union Company (WU) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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  • Western Union Q1 Profit Slides 14% on Lower Revenues; Maintains 2013 Guidance (WU)

    After the closing bell on Tuesday, money transfer services firm The Western Union Company (WU) reported a decline in first quarter profit and revenue, as the company's consumer business struggled. Despite the decline in profit, earnings per share were able to top Wall Street views, but revenue missed expectations. The Englewood, Colorado-based company posted a first quarter net income of $212.0 million, or 37 cents per share, down 14% from $247.3 million, or 40 cents per share, earned in the same quarter a year ago. On average, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting Western Union to earn 32 cents per share for the quarter. Revenue decreased in the first quarter, coming in 4% lower at $1.33 billion from $1.39 billion last year. Analysts were expecting revenues of $1.35 billion. Western Union's consumer-to-consumer business, which makes up 80% of the company's total business, saw its revenue fall 7% in the quarter. The consumer-to-business segment saw revenue slide 1% in the first quarter. Operating margin for the first quarter also declined, from 23.9% last year to 22.4%. Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek said, "The first quarter provided signs that we are making progress with our strategies to strengthen consumer money transfer, increase customers and usage in business-to-business, and generate and deploy strong cash flow for our shareholders." Looking ahead to fiscal 2013 results, Western Union maintained its previous outlook, expecting earnings to be between $1.33 and $1.43 per share. Analysts are expecting the company to earn $1.40 per share on revenues of $5.56 billion for the year. "As we stated in February, we expect 2013 to be a transitional year as we implement key strategic actions, but we remain confident these actions will drive revenue and profit growth in 2014 and beyond," said Ersek. Western Union shares were down a fraction during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is up +8.82% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Western Union (WU) have a dividend yield of 3.38% based on last night's closing price of $14.81 and the company's annualized dividend payout of 50 cents per share. The Western Union Company (WU) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.

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