Why Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. [WDR] Stock Still Has Countless Sunny Days Ahead

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. [WDR] has traded in a range of $9.87 to $18.02 in the last 1 year. As of this writing, the stock is at $25.43, up 49.53%. To check whether the stock’s short-term amount has a thrust, its good to check stock’s recent movement. Over the last week, WDR shares are 1.13% up with the monthly amount drift of 9.18% and seems well in a long time frame.

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On 3, December 2020, SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Buyout. According to news published on Yahoo Finance, Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (“Waddell”) (NYSE: WDR) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Waddell’s agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Macquarie Asset Management. Under the terms of the agreement, Waddell’s shareholders will receive $25.00 in cash per share.

Analyst Birdseye View:

The most recent analyst activity for Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. [NYSE:WDR] stock was on July 29, 2020, when it was Upgrade with a Neutral rating from Citigroup. Before that, on December 03, 2020, Evercore ISI Recapitulated an In-line rating and elevated its amount target to $25. On October 22, 2019, Evercore ISI Downgrade an Underperform rating. On September 13, 2019, BofA/Merrill Downgrade an Underperform rating. On April 12, 2019, BofA/Merrill Upgrade a Neutral rating. On January 14, 2019, Citigroup Downgrade a Sell rating. On April 30, 2018, Evercore ISI Upgrade an In-line rating. Citigroup elevated its amount target by recapitulating a higher weight for this stock.

In the past 52 weeks of trading, this stock has oscillated between a low of $9.87 and a peak of $18.02. Right now, according to Wall Street analyst the average 12-month amount target is $20.25. At the most recent market close, shares of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. [NYSE:WDR] were valued at $25.43. According to the average price forecast, investors can expect a potential return of 24.97%.


Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. [NYSE:WDR] most recently reported quarterly sales of 267.85 billion, which represented growth of -1.10%. This publicly-traded organization’s revenue is $921,299 per employee, while its income is $98,960 per employee. This company’s Gross Margin is currently 53.80%, its Operating Margin is 12.40%, its Pretax Margin is +14.79, and its Net Margin is +10.74. Continuing to look at profitability, this corporation’s Return on Assets, Equity, Whole Principal & invested Principal is sitting at 8.81, 13.59, 10.47 and 12.12 respectively.

If looking now at the Principal structure of this organization, it shows its whole liability to the whole Principal at 12.95 and the whole liability to whole assets at 9.50. It shows enduring liability to the whole principal at 11.80 and enduring liability to assets at 0.09 while looking for an extended time period.

Readers are usually of view to make a close observation to the indicators that support and make resistance before moving to any particular stock. As of now, the company’s stock is sitting at 16.84 points at 1st support level, the second support level is making up to 16.66. But as of 1st resistance point, this stock is sitting at 17.12 and at 17.22 for 2nd resistance point.

Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. [WDR] reported its earnings at $0.48 per share in the fiscal quarter closing of 9/29/2020. The Analysts for Wall Street were expecting to report its earnings at $0.42/share signifying the difference of 0.06 and 14.30% surprise value. Comparing the previous quarter ending of 6/29/2020, the stated earnings were $0.38 calling estimates for $0.32/share with the difference of 0.06 depicting the surprise of 18.80%.

Important Ratio’s To Watch

Meanwhile, turning our focus to liquidity, the Current Ratio for Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. [NYSE:WDR] is 2.60. Now if looking for a valuation of this stock’s amount to sales ratio it’s 1.14, it’s amount to book ratio is 1.42 and showing 12.09 of P/E (TTM) ratio.