Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. ( WDR ) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 09, 2013 and a cash dividend payment of $0.28 per share scheduled for February 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WDR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of WDR was $36.71, representing a -0.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.73 and a 50.45% increase over the 52 week low of $24.40.
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 $1.6. Zacks Investment Research reports WDR's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 8.2%, compared to an industry average of -4.2%.
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:
- SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF ( KCE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is KCE with an increase of 18.12% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WDR at 2.77%.