Dividend Growth of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.(WDR)

Waddell & Reed Financial(WDR) is having a Dividend Yield of 9.91% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1.84. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.46. Waddell & Reed Financial has a 5 year average dividend yield of 4.27% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1.84. Waddell & Reed Financial(WDR) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.81 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.5. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.31. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Waddell & Reed Financial(WDR) is at the rate of 17.19% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.94. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 0.22% or 0.04 points. After the session commenced at $18.54, the stock reached the higher end at $18.71 while it hit a low of $18.36. With the volume soaring to 838,715 shares, the last trade was called at $18.53. The company has a 52-week high of $26.77. The company has a market cap of $1,540 million and there are 83,100,000 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $15.02. Shares of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. appreciated by 1.53% during the last five trading days but lost 1.28% on a 4-week basis. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. has dropped 3.07% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -2.82%.

Currently the company Insiders own 3.7% of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 82.97% of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. shares. 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.

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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