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(WU) Western Union Partners Bancoppel

Recently, The Western Union Company (WU), a leading financial services and communications business has inked a five-year agreement with a Mexican financial and retail services institution – Bancoppel. The deal allows Bancoppel to...

3May2013 | | Comments Off on (WU) Western Union Partners Bancoppel | Continued

(WU) Western Union Stays at Neutral

We have reiterated our recommendation on Western Union Co. (WU) at Neutral following the fourth-quarter 2012 earnings release. Western Union reported a solid fourth quarter, which included a 20.0% positive earnings surprise.

We...

1Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (WU) Western Union Stays at Neutral | Continued

(WU) WU Expands Mobile Money Service

In an effort to expand its mobile money transfer service, Western Union Co. (WU) has announced a strategic agreement with, Ericsson (ERIC). Per the agreement the...

26Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (WU) WU Expands Mobile Money Service | Continued

(RGS) Regis Beats The Street – Revenue Lags

Regis Corporation (RGS) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of 40 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 31 cents as well as the year-ago quarter earnings of 37 cents per share. The better-than-expected...

28Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (RGS) Regis Beats The Street – Revenue Lags | Continued

(WU) Western Union Reports In Line Earnings – Affirms Outlook

The world’s leading money transfer company, Western Union Co. (WU), reported first quarter operating earnings of 40 cents per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Earnings increased 14% on a year–over-year basis, mainly...

14May2012 | | Comments Off on (WU) Western Union Reports In Line Earnings – Affirms Outlook | Continued

(WU) Western Union Launches WU Pay

In a conscious effort to expand its e-payment service, Western Union Co. (WU) has announced the launch of WU Pay.

The recently launched platform will enable customers to pay for their online purchases from their bank’s online...

26Mar2012 | | Comments Off on (WU) Western Union Launches WU Pay | Continued

(WU) Western Union – Bull of the Day

We are upgrading our recommendation on Western Union (WU) to Outperform from Neutral before its third quarter earnings release, as we believe that the leading global money transfer company is set to benefit from a growing remittances...

20Oct2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Western Union Rolls Out New Service

Western Union Business Solutions, a unit of world’s leading money transfer company Western Union Co. (WU), has announced in agreement with TouchNet the introduction of an integrated cross-border payment system for...

20Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Western Union Rolls Out New Service

Western Union Business Solutions, a unit of world’s leading money transfer company Western Union Co. (WU), has announced in agreement with TouchNet the introduction of an integrated cross-border payment system for...

20Sep2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RGS) Regis’ Revenues Up – Comps Drop

Regis Corporation (RGS) reported a year-over-year decline of 1.7% in same-store sales.

However, the rate of decline in comps improved from the year-ago quarterly drop of 2.7% and the third quarter plunge of 2.3%, attributable...

12Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RGS) Regis Corporation Upgrades Shares to Neutral

We are upgrading our rating on Regis Corporation (RGS), the largest hair salon chain in the world, from Underperform to Neutral.

The rating upgrade is based on a host of initiatives taken by the company to drive traffic and...

7Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Western Union to Buy Travelex

Yesterday, Western Union Co. (WU) announced that it has entered into an agreement with London-based foreign exchange company Travelex Group to purchase its global business payments arm.

Travelex Group –Travelex...

6Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Western Union Business Solutions for UAE

World’s leading money transfer company Western Union Co. (WU) has recently announced the debut of its international business payments service, Western Union Business Solutions, for small and medium-sized enterprises in the UAE through...

5Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Western Union to Launch an Innovative Card

World’s leading money transfer company Western Union Co. (WU) has recently announced that it would launch a Western Union Money Transfer Receive Card, which would set in a  new hassle-free way to receive money transfer from across...

1Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HRB) H&R Block’s Earnings Report Beats

H&R Block’s (HRB) fiscal fourth-quarter 2011 adjusted income came in at $2.20 per share, 5 cents ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The results also compare favorably with $2.11 per share earned in the year-ago period. Adjusted...

26Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RGS) Regis Corporation – Bear of the Day

Regis Corp.’s (RGS) third quarter 2011 earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate due to sluggish same-store sales and lower margin. The economic downturn has severely impacted the company’s earnings in the last few quarters,...

10May2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Western Union Announces Executive Changes

Western Union Co. (WU) announced further changes at its executive levels earlier this week.

The changes include Stewart Stockdale being appointed as the Executive Vice President (EVP) and President of Global Consumer Financial...

7Apr2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HRB) H&R Block Provides 2011 Fiscal Third Quarter Outlook

H&R Block, Inc. (HRB) guided its fiscal third quarter 2011 revenue to $850 million. The tax preparer also expects to break even in the third quarter. The company has been reporting loss over the past two quarters.

H&R...

2Mar2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Stock Market News for December 13, 2010 – Market News

On Friday, the markets ended slightly higher on positive economic data and better-than-expected rise in consumer sentiment. However, the markets’ upward movement was subdued somewhat due to investors’ cautious attitude towards European debt crisis, tensions between the two Korean nations...

13Dec2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RGS) Regis Analyst Upgrades Shares to Neutral

We are upgrading our rating on Regis Corporation (RGS), the largest hair salon chain in the world, from Underperform to Neutral.

The rating upgrade is based on first quarter 2011 earnings, which were in line with the Zacks Consensus...

17Nov2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RGS) Regis Corporation – Bear of the Day

Regis Corp.’s (RGS) fourth quarter 2010 earnings fell short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate, due to a decline in revenues. Slower traffic and limited new product introduction due to economic concerns remain a drag on same-store...

12Oct2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RGS) Regis Corporation – Bear of the Day

Regis Corp.’s (RGS) fourth quarter 2010 earnings fell short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate, due to a decline in revenues. Slower traffic and limited new product introduction due to economic concerns remain a drag on same-store...

4Oct2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HRB) If the Tax Cuts are Extended, Who Benefits?

One of the biggest topics on the agenda when Congress gets back from its summer vacation is going to be: What to do about the Bush Tax cuts that are going to expire. The GOP has argued that we need to keep all of them in place. The Obama administration has called for repealing them just for those...

19Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Western Union Expands in Japan

The world’s leading money transfer company, Western Union Co. (WU), yesterday announced that it has tied up with a leading foreign-exchange specialist company, Travelex Group Limited. Western Union intends to offer its international...

8Jul2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(RGS) Regis Corporation Reports Third Quarter Sales Decline

In a pre-earnings announcement, Regis Corporation (RGS) has disclosed that its third quarter fiscal 2010 consolidated same-store sales has decreased by 1.8%. The company has reported a 2.7% decline in revenue from the prior-year quarter...

9Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Fifth Third Bancorp Joins Western Union’s Network

Last week, Western Union Co. (WU) announced the completion of its previously announced service offering through Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB).

Western Union entered...

5Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(ULTA) Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance – Earnings Estimates Jump

Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA) is pressuring its 52-week high at $23.45 after reporting better than expected Q4 results in mid March that included a 13% earnings surprise.

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31Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Western Union Prices New 2020 Notes

Money transfer company Western Union Inc. (WU) yesterday announced the pricing of its new issue of notes due 2020. The exchange price has been set at $1,070.10 for each $1,000 principal amount of old notes tendered.

Western Union,...

29Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HRB) H&R Block Reports Interim Results

Yesterday, H&R Block Inc. (HRB) announced its preliminary tax season results for the interim period through Mar 15, 2010. While the company experienced an improvement in results during the Mar 1 – 15 period, the results were...

25Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WU) Western Union Refinances Debt

Money transfer company Western Union Inc. (WU) yesterday announced that it has started exchanging its outstanding 5.4% notes aggregating $500 million in principal due 2011 with a new issue of notes. The new notes will carry an interest...

18Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued