Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. ( WDR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WDR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 12% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $42.54, the dividend yield is 2.63%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WDR was $42.54, representing a -3.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.04 and a 60.23% increase over the 52 week low of $26.55.
WDR is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) and BlackRock, Inc. ( BLK ). WDR's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.75.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WDR Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to WDR through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WDR as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is KCE with an increase of 17.64% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WDR at 3.06%.
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