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As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Western Union Co is 2.57%.
Western Union Co stock dividend yield is close to 2-year low.
During the past 13 years, the highestTrailing Annual Dividend Yield of Western Union Co was 3.28%. The lowest was 0.04%. And the median was 1.33%.
Western Union Co's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was 0.30.
During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Western Union Co was 0.35. The lowest was 0.01. And the median was 0.17.
Western Union Co's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0.13.
During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 17.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 45.00% per year.
During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Western Union Co was 97.90% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 17.30% per year.
The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.
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Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.
Western Union Co Recent Full-Year Dividend History
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Western Union Co's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as
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Current Share Price is $20.63.
Western Union Co's Dividends Per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $0.53.
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.
Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.
Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.
In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.