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Last $18.99 USD
Change Today -1.40 / -6.87%
Volume 19.0M
WU On Other Exchanges
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As of 8:04 PM 07/2/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

western union co (WU) Snapshot

Open
$19.00
Previous Close
$20.39
Day High
$19.60
Day Low
$18.93
52 Week High
05/6/15 - $22.84
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - $15.32
Market Cap
9.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
6.3M
EPS TTM
$1.61
Shares Outstanding
516.3M
EX-Date
06/12/15
P/E TM
11.8x
Dividend
$0.62
Dividend Yield
2.95%
Current Stock Chart for WESTERN UNION CO (WU)

western union co (WU) Details

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. This segment provides various options for sending and receiving funds, including walk-in and telephone money transfer, online money transfer, and account based money transfer services through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. The Consumer-to-Business segment offers options to make one-time or recurring payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, government agencies, and other businesses. It also provides various products, which give consumers choices as to the payment channel and method of payment, including Speedpay, Pago Fácil, and Western Union Payments. This segment offers its services primarily through the phone and Online, as well as through its agent networks and selected company-owned locations. The Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, principally cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations, as well as for individuals. This segment provides its services through the phone, partner channels, and the Internet. As of December 31, 2014, the company had a network of approximately 500,000 agent locations in approximately 200 countries and territories. The Western Union Company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

10,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/20/15
Founded in 2006

western union co (WU) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $565.4K
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $509.0K
Executive Vice President and President of Ame...
Total Annual Compensation: $793.2K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $708.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

western union co (WU) Key Developments

The Western Union Company to Launch Digital Kiosks in Whsmith's High Street Stores

The Western Union Company has signed a deal with British retailer WHSmith to activate Western Union Money Transfer services within the retailer's 300 high street stores via Western Union's self-service kiosks. The agreement will expand Western Union services to existing and new groups of digitally savvy consumers from convenient locations.

Western Union to Expand Money Transfer Services with BANSEFI Mexico

The Western Union Company and Banco del Ahorro Nacional y Servicios Financieros, Sociedad Nacional de Crédito, Institución de Banca de Desarrollo (BANSEFI) announced an agreement to expand access to inbound money transfer services under Western Union®, Vigo® and Orlandi ValutaSM brands throughout the country. This new agreement will allow all Western Union and BANSEFI customers to receive money transfers in more than 471 BANSEFI locations in 32 States, expanding Western Union's network in Mexico, which currently has more than 10,000 Agent locations. In addition to the money transfer inbound services by Western Union, BANSEFI offers tools for personal savings, life insurance and financial services. The money transfer service will be available in BANSEFI branches from 9:00 to 16:30 Monday through Friday.

Western Union Seeks Acquisitions

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) is looking for acquisitions. Chief Financial Officer Raj Agrawal said, "For any kind of M&A activity it would have to add to our capabilities in that space. Buying more of the same isn't going to give us anything unless we had something else that comes with it, some additional capability and it really advances us a few years. So we certainly look at M&A opportunities and digital is clearly a focus area for us."

 

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