Keep Your Cash Out of Western Union

One of the biggest earnings disappointments last week came from Western Union (WU). The quarter itself was better than expected, with earnings of $0.46 per share vs. the $0.45 consensus. Revenue was a bit lighter at $1.422 billion, but this is hardly unusual this quarter, since most of the Fortune 1000 firms have been reporting slightly below-par revenue growth for the period. General investor expectations had called for a routine quarter of growth in the low-to-mid-single digits

However, after management's outlook and commentary, things turned sour. The stock sold off by a whopping 33%, and it's currently selling at approximately 8.7x 2013 earnings, with a 4.1% dividend yield....494 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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