| Western Union is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is engaged in money movement and payment services, providing people and businesses with ways to send money and make payments around the world. Co.'s segments are: Consumer-to-Consumer, which is focused on money transfers from one consumer to another; and Business Solutions, in which Co. facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, primarily cross-border, cross-currency transactions, for small and medium size enterprises, and other organizations and individuals. Co.'s remaining businesses and services primarily consist of its bill payment services in Argentina and the U.S. and money order services. The WU stock yearly return is shown above.
The yearly return on the WU stock yearly return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annual return over the calendar year 2019 for the given stock.
When performing this calculation it is important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annual return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon.
One way to factor dividends into the return is simply to count them as cash — we don't do
that here. Instead, our website aims to empower investors
by performing the WU annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).