Western Union announces earnings tommorrow. Here are my notes: - Price has consolidated for over a year. Despite a downtrending overall market the last 6 months, its price has traded through a range. - Notable investors like Wellington, Goldman Sachs, General Electric and Fidelity all own a good amount of shares. in the billion dollar territory. - All the financial rags (Barrons and Morningstar) and even Jim Cramer have made attempts to pump the stock without success. I believe Morningstar has had quite a few articles and videos on this company. - There have been many notable press releases with Western Union signing on new deals on a weekly basis. Notable deals were with Google and several other different countries like South Africa and Poland. - The Bush administration and the courts have lightened up on the Western Union money transfer service in the United States. Before there were concerns about the service being disrupted due to litigation and regulation. - Last conference call was positive and beat analyst's estimates. Several notable analysts have made great reviews about the company and have price targets higher then the price currently. My conclusion...I have *no idea* why this stock hasnt traded much higher. Cramer pumps, financial rag pumps, analyst pumps, new deals every week, common stock being bought by notable investors, regulatory problems cleared up and great conference calls beating the analysts expectations. The conference call is tommorrow and I believe this might be a decision point for price. The price seems to have funneled itself into a tight range this last month. I know it cant stay range bound forever with especially such good fundamentals and positive analysis. Since I do own the common stock (and with my luck), the conference call will barely move the stock and it will continue to be range bound. Disclaimer: I am a long term holder of the common stock (about $15000 worth).