Stock Price of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) Increases 1.19%

Stock price performance of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. is analyzed for various periods using several stock trading signals. The stock price have dropped -4.23% in the past 12 Weeks but analyzing the 6 month chart of the stock, the price of the stock has managed to drop negative and it has dropped down to -4.64% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is down -19.22% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks since the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. has a negative value of -17.12 compared to overall market performance. The shares have received a consensus rating of Sell for the current week The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 7.13% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 8.57%.The 200 Day SMA reached 2.35%

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. is having a Relative Strength Index of 42.63 which indicates the stock is not yet over sold or over bought based on the technical indicators. Stocks of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) rallied by 1.19% during the past week but lost 11.95% on a 4-week basis. The company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.07% in the past week but underperformed the index by 12.74% in the last 4 weeks.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Aug 4, 2015, James M Raines (director) sold 3,000 shares at 44.96 per share price.On May 26, 2015, Dennis E Logue (director) sold 2,700 shares at 48.30 per share price.On Feb 11, 2015, Michael L Avery (President) purchased 5,500 shares at 48.64 per share price.

Waddell & Reed Financial Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 31, 2017. The company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04. Analyst had a consensus of $0.44. The company had revenue of $292.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $290.08 million. The companys revenue was down -18.9 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.76 EPS.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Waddell & Reed Financial was Downgraded by Keefe Bruyette to Underperform on Nov 16, 2016.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) : On Friday 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 $18.12 and hit $18.13 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $17.9, with a gain of 1.82% or 0.32 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,722,450 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $26.77 and the company has a market cap of $1,487 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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