The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)

CAPS Rating: 3 out of 5

The Company deals in money transfer, providing people with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send money around the world, pay bills and purchase money orders.

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Member Avatar TMFCavalier (80.74) Submitted: 2/18/2015 2:27:05 PM : Underperform Start Price: $19.34 WU Score: -1.51

Western Union's competitive advantage - its network of money transfer locations - is becoming less and less relevant. Technology is making alternatives more reliable and cheaper. And it isn't just competitors taking aim at WU, the G20 and World Bank have made it a goal to lower remittance fees around the world. Many headwinds for the company and no inspiring change from the company on the horizon - underperform.

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Member Avatar Milo107 (27.77) Submitted: 2/13/2015 9:57:17 PM : Underperform Start Price: $18.99 WU Score: -3.23

Too much competition from online transactions.
SA sell.

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Member Avatar ruinas (58.15) Submitted: 2/11/2015 4:19:44 PM : Underperform Start Price: $18.41 WU Score: -5.77

poor management -can this company be saved?

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Member Avatar TMFJMo (71.28) Submitted: 7/7/2014 1:28:43 PM : Underperform Start Price: $17.16 WU Score: -8.26

Competitive position slowly eroding as technology disrupts this business. Project Greenback 2.0 will continue to minimize costs thereby limiting WU's profitability; margins will suffer. Look to the capital-light players in the space that have built their businesses based on technology from the ground up.

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Member Avatar jds47 (44.01) Submitted: 7/4/2014 11:18:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.15 WU Score: +8.47

Broad moat - 90+ % revenue from overseas where there is little organized competition. Low current price (PE 10). Decent yield 2.8%

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Member Avatar racoveanul (85.02) Submitted: 7/3/2014 11:47:37 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.09 WU Score: +9.08

I picked this stock because it is rated 10 by Stockscouter, it has a dividend and a beta computed by Yahoo Finance of more than 1.

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Member Avatar afewgoodstocks14 (< 20) Submitted: 6/13/2014 9:40:59 AM : Outperform Start Price: $15.15 WU Score: +13.17

Div. (Yield) $0.50 (3.1%)

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Member Avatar Daedalus21 (41.97) Submitted: 5/8/2014 11:13:25 PM : Underperform Start Price: $15.88 WU Score: -11.88

I've held this company for 5 years with the hopes its business would expand profitably and the dividend would act as a nice cherry on the cake. Unfortunately, with increased competition, increased regulation costs, and decreased revenues, I've decided to close my position. I think WU may fluctuate up and down, possibly even going up over the next few years, but I believe there are better growth names to put money in to at this time.

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Member Avatar mitchgibb (< 20) Submitted: 5/1/2014 3:06:01 PM : Underperform Start Price: $15.49 WU Score: -15.20

Increasing expenses and declining revenue...not a good model.

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Member Avatar BigJockGuy (< 20) Submitted: 4/17/2014 3:50:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $14.93 WU Score: +19.11

WU pays a good dividend, has great market penetration, and is actively working on its cost structures. What's not to like?

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Member Avatar afewgoodstocks11 (22.43) Submitted: 3/22/2014 12:23:47 AM : Outperform Start Price: $12.46 WU Score: +10.21

Div. (Yield) $0.50 (3.0%)
Current Yield . . . . . . 3.92%

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Member Avatar roguer (< 20) Submitted: 3/10/2014 10:14:33 AM : Outperform Start Price: $16.27 WU Score: +8.95

Network effect, massive free cash flow. As economy recovers so should wu. Will maintain dominant position in overseas monetary transfer.

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Member Avatar TMFTycoon (73.25) Submitted: 3/7/2014 2:59:57 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.30 WU Score: +8.90

Western Union is gaining ground overseas and hasn't had to lower its fees too much yet. While I don't see it outperforming a decade from now, it still has some time left at the top.

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Member Avatar rocker20 (< 20) Submitted: 2/15/2014 11:02:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.81 WU Score: +10.30

Chosen based on list of Price/Div/5 year dividend growth

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Member Avatar CellBlock9 (91.58) Submitted: 1/11/2014 6:37:39 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.29 WU Score: +6.37

S&P 5 star 16.77

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Member Avatar awallejr (78.66) Submitted: 12/6/2013 11:29:37 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.17 WU Score: +5.87

Valuation with yield.

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Member Avatar Staka (96.44) Submitted: 11/3/2013 4:36:13 AM : Outperform Start Price: $16.90 WU Score: -2.54

Positive:
- Good value, good dividend
- Buying opportunity after recent price break down

Negative:
- In the longer run virtual currencies like BitCoin or Ripple might become a serious alternative

Category: ICIp

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Member Avatar jamis2001 (46.24) Submitted: 9/13/2013 4:12:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $18.06 WU Score: -13.84

Making inroads in mobile and pricing against the competition

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Member Avatar HVSTmoon (< 20) Submitted: 8/14/2013 3:49:59 AM : Outperform Start Price: $16.23 WU Score: -3.40

Invisible, under appreciated, forgotten... until you realize that this pal has always be there for you. Slowly but steadily beating the market.
Using the DDM (Dividend Discount Model) - it's is worth about $25 --> D / (r-g) = (0.50)/ (0.10-0.08) = $25.
Rate of return of 10%, and dividend growth rate of 8%.

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Member Avatar bettyeu (49.13) Submitted: 8/11/2013 6:11:48 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.63 WU Score: -13.17

Major player in wiring money

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