Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 09, 2013


Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. ( WDR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 09, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WDR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WDR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $52.52, the dividend yield is 2.13%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WDR was $52.52, representing a -4.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $55.03 and a 69.91% increase over the 52 week low of $30.91.

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 $1.96. Zacks Investment Research reports WDR's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 17.47%, compared to an industry average of 8.6%.

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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KCE with an increase of 1.1% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WDR at 3.01%.

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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Referenced Stocks: GS , KCE , MS , WDR

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