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The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU)

CAPS Game 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 (76.22) Submitted: 18/02/2015 14:27:05 : Underperform Start Price: $19.19 WU.US Score: -5.67

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 (40.49) Submitted: 13/02/2015 21:57:17 : Underperform Start Price: $18.84 WU.US Score: -7.47

Too much competition from online transactions.
SA sell.

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Member Avatar ruinas (54.45) Submitted: 11/02/2015 16:19:44 : Underperform Start Price: $18.26 WU.US Score: -10.14

poor management -can this company be saved?

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Member Avatar TMFJMo (73.69) Submitted: 07/07/2014 13:28:43 : Underperform Start Price: $17.02 WU.US Score: -12.96

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 (41.07) Submitted: 04/07/2014 11:18:53 : Outperform Start Price: $17.01 WU.US Score: +13.18

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 (84.91) Submitted: 03/07/2014 11:47:37 : Outperform Start Price: $16.95 WU.US Score: +13.80

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: 13/06/2014 09:40:59 : Outperform Start Price: $15.03 WU.US Score: +18.50

Div. (Yield) $0.50 (3.1%)

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Member Avatar Daedalus21 (40.55) Submitted: 08/05/2014 23:13:25 : Underperform Start Price: $15.76 WU.US Score: -16.96

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: 01/05/2014 15:06:01 : Underperform Start Price: $15.37 WU.US Score: -20.42

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

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Member Avatar BigJockGuy (< 20) Submitted: 17/04/2014 15:50:23 : Outperform Start Price: $14.81 WU.US Score: +24.54

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 (25.73) Submitted: 22/03/2014 00:23:47 : Outperform Start Price: $12.36 WU.US Score: +16.68

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

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Member Avatar roguer (< 20) Submitted: 10/03/2014 10:14:33 : Outperform Start Price: $16.14 WU.US Score: +13.91

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 rocker20 (< 20) Submitted: 15/02/2014 23:02:12 : Outperform Start Price: $15.69 WU.US Score: +15.41

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

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Member Avatar CellBlock9 (88.94) Submitted: 11/01/2014 18:37:39 : Outperform Start Price: $16.16 WU.US Score: +11.32

S&P 5 star 16.77

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Member Avatar awallejr (78.28) Submitted: 06/12/2013 23:29:37 : Outperform Start Price: $16.04 WU.US Score: +10.85

Valuation with yield.

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Member Avatar jamis2001 (45.27) Submitted: 13/09/2013 16:12:31 : Outperform Start Price: $17.91 WU.US Score: -9.43

Making inroads in mobile and pricing against the competition

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Member Avatar HVSTmoon (< 20) Submitted: 14/08/2013 03:49:59 : Outperform Start Price: $16.10 WU.US Score: +1.53

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 (47.77) Submitted: 11/08/2013 06:11:48 : Outperform Start Price: $17.49 WU.US Score: -8.66

Major player in wiring money

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Member Avatar huddaman (99.35) Submitted: 28/06/2013 15:42:33 : Outperform Start Price: $16.30 WU.US Score: -5.94

M* wide

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Member Avatar TMFValueMagnet (91.59) Submitted: 14/05/2013 17:44:22 : Outperform Start Price: $15.42 WU.US Score: +3.81

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

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