Earnings Forecast Research on Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR)

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. has received $0.41 as the consensus Earnings Estimate for the Quarter ending on Dec 2016 ,According to the estimate provided by 5 Financial Advisor in the Stock Trading Firms. Among 5 Analysts, Bottom line EPS Estimate for the current quarter is $0.26 while the top line estimate is $0.5 , a key information to consider for Day Trading and investing in stocks. The EPS growth rate is projected at -46.58%.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. reported better than expected with a surprise EPS of 25.49% or $0.13 during its most recent quarterly earnings. The Actual EPS was $0.64 compared to the Estimated EPS of $0.51. Overland Park based Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Last reported the Quarter results on Dec 31, 2016 and the Next earnings date is scheduled to be released on Jan 31, 2017.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. has a Price to Earnings ratio of 7.02 for the trailing twelve month period. The price to book ratio of the company for the most recent quarter is 1.76. For the Most Recent Fiscal Year, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. has a price to cash ratio of 4.66. For the Trailing twelve month period, company showed a Net Profit Margin of 14.34% and Return on Equity of the stock is 25.38%.

In the last quarter, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. reported Annual Earnings of $0.64. Based on the filings, last years Annual Earnings was, $3.12. In the last Quarter, WDR reported a surprise Earnings per Share of 25.49% . The consensus estimate for current quarter is $0.41 and for the current fiscal year, the estimate is $2.11. For the Next fiscal year, the estimate is $1.69 based on the consensus.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) : On Tuesday heightened volatility was witnessed in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $18.44 and hit $18.5 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $18.05, with a gain of 0.45% or 0.08 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,207,740 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $27.1 and the company has a market cap of $1,495 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $15.02 .

Waddell & Reed, is the exclusive underwriter and distributor of 41 mutual fund portfolios, including 18 comprising Waddell & Reed Advisors Funds (formerly the United Group of Mutual Funds) and 12 comprising W&R Funds (formerly Waddell & Reed Funds, Inc.). The remaining 11 portfolios comprise the W&R Target Funds, which serve as the underlying investment portfolios for variable annuities and variable life insurance products underwritten by United Investors Life Insurance Company and distributed by Waddell & Reed.

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