SOURCE: StockCall


May 25, 2011 09:58 ET

Equity Research on Western Union Co. and H&R Block Inc. - Personal Services Sector Tied to Economy

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Personal Services industry and has completed analytical research on Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) and H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Companies in the Personal Services sector that offer wire transfers have seen some improvement lately after the recession greatly decreased the amount of transactions its customers made. While companies are seeing some improvement in revenue from transaction fees, growth in remittances to the key market of Mexico has remained stagnant. High levels of unemployment as well as people settling for jobs they are overqualified for have given migrant workers less work and less money to transfer back to Mexico. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Personal Services industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Personal Services industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Western Union Co. and H&R Block Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Overall, the sector has been fairly strong, however. In its first quarter for example, Western Union Co. saw a 4.1% increase in its revenues to $1.28 billion. The company also said transaction volumes grew. Western Union Co. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Elsewhere in the sector, tax preparers enjoyed a good tax season and saw strong growth in their stock prices through April. However, those with exposure to mortgages like H & R Block Inc. have seen a pullback lately. After divesting some of its mortgage segment in 2008, the company may be thrown back in the fray as a group of investors try to get the company to repurchase the loans. It is difficult to tell how the strong tax season will offset these potential obstacles. H&R Block Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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