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 NoDoughBro (70.20) Submitted: 8/13/2014 10:54:45 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.29 WU Score: -4.94

Abrams Group just bought them. Let's see what happens.

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Member Avatar TMFJMo (70.81) Submitted: 7/7/2014 1:28:43 PM : Underperform Start Price: $17.28 WU Score: +3.70

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 (49.31) Submitted: 7/4/2014 11:18:53 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.27 WU Score: -3.51

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 (78.67) Submitted: 7/3/2014 11:47:37 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.21 WU Score: -3.00

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 (30.72) Submitted: 6/13/2014 9:40:59 AM : Outperform Start Price: $15.26 WU Score: -0.68

Div. (Yield) $0.50 (3.1%)

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Member Avatar Daedalus21 (< 20) Submitted: 5/8/2014 11:13:25 PM : Underperform Start Price: $16.00 WU Score: +1.28

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: $15.61 WU Score: -1.46

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: $15.03 WU Score: +4.57

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 (26.20) Submitted: 3/22/2014 12:23:47 AM : Outperform Start Price: $12.55 WU Score: -6.15

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: $16.38 WU Score: -3.68

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 (34.21) Submitted: 3/7/2014 2:59:57 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.42 WU Score: -3.70

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 (23.99) Submitted: 2/15/2014 11:02:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.93 WU Score: -2.78

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

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Member Avatar CellBlock9 (91.06) Submitted: 1/11/2014 6:37:39 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.41 WU Score: -6.03

S&P 5 star 16.77

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Member Avatar awallejr (81.13) Submitted: 12/6/2013 11:29:37 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.28 WU Score: -6.58

Valuation with yield.

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Member Avatar Staka (97.71) Submitted: 11/3/2013 4:36:13 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.02 WU Score: -13.77

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 (43.68) Submitted: 9/13/2013 4:12:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $18.19 WU Score: -23.39

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: $16.35 WU Score: -15.03

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 (55.29) Submitted: 8/11/2013 6:11:48 AM : Outperform Start Price: $17.76 WU Score: -23.04

Major player in wiring money

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Member Avatar huddaman (98.19) Submitted: 6/28/2013 3:42:33 PM : Outperform Start Price: $16.55 WU Score: -21.65

M* wide

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Member Avatar TMFValueMagnet (91.80) Submitted: 5/14/2013 5:44:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $15.65 WU Score: -13.68

Wide economic moat plus a strong FCF yield. Differentiated by the fact WU offers CASH from point-to-point.

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