5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Western Union
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, money transfer agent Western Union (NYS: WU) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Western Union's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Western Union facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Englewood, Colo. (1851)|
|Market Cap||$10.2 billion|
|Industry||Data processing and outsourced services|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$5.6 billion|
|Management||CEO Hikmet Ersek (since 2010)|
CFO Scott Scheirman (since 2006)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||22.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.4 billion / $3.6 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 1,510 members who have rated Western Union believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Cheap by most measurements, except price to book. Moderate projected earnings. Low [PEG ratio]. The big concern is debt. There is a lot of it. On the positive side, is that it has a nice moat. Seems like it is do for a bounce after getting beaten down a lot.
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