Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 10, 2014

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Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. ( WDR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 10, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WDR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 21.43% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $69.9, the dividend yield is 1.95%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WDR was $69.9, representing a -8.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $76.46 and a 80.62% increase over the 52 week low of $38.70.

WDR is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) and Morgan Stanley ( MS ). WDR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.96. Zacks Investment Research reports WDR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 24.45%, compared to an industry average of 1.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WDR Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to WDR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WDR as a top-10 holding:

  • SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF ( KCE )
  • First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX ( FNY )
  • First Trust Financials AlphaDEX ( FXO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXO with an increase of 3.28% over the last 100 days. KCE has the highest percent weighting of WDR at 2.88%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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