Waddell & Reed Financial Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.02 (+0.08 %)
(As of 04/21/2021 03:59 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $24.98
50-Day Range
MA: $25.06
52-Week Range
Now: $24.98
Volume6,411 shs
Average Volume727,074 shs
Market Capitalization$1.55 billion
P/E Ratio17.97
Dividend Yield4.01%
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides investment management and advisory, investment product underwriting and distribution, and shareholder services administration to mutual funds, and institutional and separately managed accounts in the United States. The company acts as an investment adviser for institutional and other private investors, and provides sub advisory services to other investment companies; and underwrites and distributes registered open-end mutual fund portfolios. It also offers fee-based asset allocation investment advisory products to advisors channel customers; distributes business partners' variable annuity products, and retirement and life insurance products to advisors channel customers; and sells life insurance and disability products underwritten by various carriers. The company distributes investment products through its wholesale channel comprising other broker/dealers, various retirement platforms, and registered investment advisors, as well as through independent financial advisors; and markets investment advisory services to institutional investors directly or through consultants. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is based in Overland Park, Kansas.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Security brokers & dealers
Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.07 billion
Cash Flow$3.27 per share
Book Value$11.50 per share


Net Income$114.99 million


Market Cap$1.55 billion
Next Earnings Date4/27/2021 (Estimated)


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April 6, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
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February 19, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
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Waddell & Reed (WDR) Q4 Earnings Miss on Higher Expenses
February 3, 2021 |  finance.yahoo.com
Web Site Resources
February 2, 2021 |  businesswire.com
Waddell & Reed Financial: Q4 Earnings Insights
February 2, 2021 |  benzinga.com
Waddell & Reed Financial Investment Q4 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates
February 2, 2021 |  markets.businessinsider.com
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Overall MarketRank

1.28 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

836th out of 1,951 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

22nd out of 47 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 0.8Community Rank: 1.9Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Waddell & Reed Financial a buy right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Waddell & Reed Financial in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings and 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Waddell & Reed Financial stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WDR, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Waddell & Reed Financial?

Wall Street analysts have given Waddell & Reed Financial a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Waddell & Reed Financial wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Waddell & Reed Financial?

Waddell & Reed Financial saw a decrease in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,930,000 shares, a decrease of 35.5% from the March 15th total of 2,990,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 741,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.6 days. Currently, 3.2% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Waddell & Reed Financial's next earnings date?

Waddell & Reed Financial is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 27th 2021.
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How were Waddell & Reed Financial's earnings last quarter?

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February, 1st. The asset manager reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.05. The asset manager had revenue of $278.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $267.05 million. Waddell & Reed Financial had a net margin of 9.17% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.57%. Waddell & Reed Financial's quarterly revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.51 EPS.
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How has Waddell & Reed Financial's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Waddell & Reed Financial's stock was trading at $11.75 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WDR shares have increased by 112.6% and is now trading at $24.98.
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How often does Waddell & Reed Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Waddell & Reed Financial?

Waddell & Reed Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 19th. Investors of record on Friday, April 9th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, April 30th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 8th.
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Is Waddell & Reed Financial a good dividend stock?

Waddell & Reed Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 4.01%. WDR has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Waddell & Reed Financial does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Waddell & Reed Financial is 53.19%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on EPS estimates, Waddell & Reed Financial will have a dividend payout ratio of 78.13% in the coming year. This indicates that Waddell & Reed Financial may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for WDR?

4 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Waddell & Reed Financial's stock. Their forecasts range from $13.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect Waddell & Reed Financial's share price to reach $14.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 44.0%.
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Who are Waddell & Reed Financial's key executives?

Waddell & Reed Financial's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Philip James Sanders C.F.A., CFA, MBA, CEO & Director (Age 62, Pay $1.71M)
  • Mr. Brent Kyle Bloss CPA, CPA, Pres (Age 52, Pay $1.23M)
  • Mr. Benjamin Russell Clouse, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 48, Pay $991.8k)
  • Mr. Daniel Partner Hanson C.F.A., CFA, Sr. VP & Chief Investment Officer
  • Mr. Shawn Michael Mihal, Sr. VP of Wealth Management (Age 46, Pay $888.36k)
  • Mr. Michael John Daley, VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Investor Relations & Treasurer (Age 38)
  • Mr. Eric J. Meltzer, Sr. VP & CTO
  • Mr. Mark Patrick Buyle, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 53)
  • Mr. Roger Hoadley, VP & Director of Communications
  • Mr. Christopher W. Rackers, Sr. VP and Chief People & Brand Officer (Age 50)

What is Philip Sanders' approval rating as Waddell & Reed Financial's CEO?

58 employees have rated Waddell & Reed Financial CEO Philip Sanders on Glassdoor.com. Philip Sanders has an approval rating of 68% among Waddell & Reed Financial's employees.

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What other stocks do shareholders of Waddell & Reed Financial own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Waddell & Reed Financial investors own include Pfizer (PFE), AbbVie (ABBV), Ford Motor (F), Gilead Sciences (GILD), AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), General Electric (GE), YRC Worldwide (YRCW) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

What is Waddell & Reed Financial's stock symbol?

Waddell & Reed Financial trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WDR."

Who are Waddell & Reed Financial's major shareholders?

Waddell & Reed Financial's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.07%), Weather Gauge Advisory LLC (0.06%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.05%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.04%), Everence Capital Management Inc. (0.02%) and Hexavest Inc. (0.02%).
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Which institutional investors are selling Waddell & Reed Financial stock?

WDR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Leavell Investment Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Hexavest Inc., Weather Gauge Advisory LLC, and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System.
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Which institutional investors are buying Waddell & Reed Financial stock?

WDR stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Everence Capital Management Inc., and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund.
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How do I buy shares of Waddell & Reed Financial?

Shares of WDR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Waddell & Reed Financial's stock price today?

One share of WDR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.98.

How much money does Waddell & Reed Financial make?

Waddell & Reed Financial has a market capitalization of $1.55 billion and generates $1.07 billion in revenue each year. The asset manager earns $114.99 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.88 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Waddell & Reed Financial have?

Waddell & Reed Financial employs 1,116 workers across the globe.

What is Waddell & Reed Financial's official website?

The official website for Waddell & Reed Financial is www.waddell.com.

Where are Waddell & Reed Financial's headquarters?

Waddell & Reed Financial is headquartered at 6300 LAMAR AVE, OVERLAND PARK KS, 66201.

How can I contact Waddell & Reed Financial?

Waddell & Reed Financial's mailing address is 6300 LAMAR AVE, OVERLAND PARK KS, 66201. The asset manager can be reached via phone at 913-236-2000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 4/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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