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How to buy Waddell-and-Reed Financial stock

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Waddell & Reed Financial Inc is an asset management business based in the US. Waddell-and-Reed Financial shares (WDR) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Waddell-and-Reed Financial employs 1,116 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.1 billion.

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Waddell-and-Reed Financial stock price (NYSE: WDR)

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Waddell-and-Reed Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-02.
Latest market close$0.32
52-week range$0.00 - $0.00
50-day moving average $25.02
200-day moving average $23.24
Wall St. target price$22.14
PE ratio 31.7408
Dividend yield $1 (4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.79

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Waddell-and-Reed Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $0.32 from 2021-05-26

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1 year (2021-10-01) N/A
2 years (2020-10-05) -97.92%
3 years (2019-10-04) 16.17
5 years (2017-10-04) 20.37

Is Waddell-and-Reed Financial stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Waddell-and-Reed Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Waddell-and-Reed Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Waddell-and-Reed Financial's P/E ratio

Waddell-and-Reed Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Waddell-and-Reed Financial shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Waddell-and-Reed Financial's EBITDA

Waddell-and-Reed Financial's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $107.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Waddell-and-Reed Financial's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Waddell-and-Reed Financial financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.85%
Gross profit TTM $321.3 million
Return on assets TTM 5.5%
Return on equity TTM 7.2%
Profit margin 4.63%
Book value $11.43
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Waddell-and-Reed Financial share dividends

51%

Dividend payout ratio: 50.76% of net profits

Recently Waddell-and-Reed Financial has paid out, on average, around 50.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Waddell-and-Reed Financial shareholders could enjoy a 4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Waddell-and-Reed Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Waddell-and-Reed Financial's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Waddell-and-Reed Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 30 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Waddell-and-Reed Financial's shares ever split?

Waddell-and-Reed Financial's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 10 April 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Waddell-and-Reed Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Waddell-and-Reed Financial shares which in turn could have impacted Waddell-and-Reed Financial's share price.

Waddell-and-Reed Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Waddell-and-Reed Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0 up to $0. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WDR.US volatility(beta: 1.43)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Waddell-and-Reed Financial's is 1.4341. This would suggest that Waddell-and-Reed Financial's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Waddell-and-Reed Financial overview

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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Waddell-and-Reed Financial is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.532% of Waddell-and-Reed Financial shares are held by insiders and 99.809% by institutions.
How many people work for Waddell-and-Reed Financial?
Latest data suggests 1,116 work at Waddell-and-Reed Financial.
When does the fiscal year end for Waddell-and-Reed Financial?
Waddell-and-Reed Financial's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Waddell-and-Reed Financial based?
Waddell-and-Reed Financial's address is: 6300 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS, United States, 66202
What is Waddell-and-Reed Financial's ISIN number?
Waddell-and-Reed Financial's international securities identification number is: US9300591008
What is Waddell-and-Reed Financial's CUSIP number?
Waddell-and-Reed Financial's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 930059100

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