Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. ( WDR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 09, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.34 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 01, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WDR stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WDR has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $63.31, the dividend yield is 2.15%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WDR was $63.31, representing a -17.2% decrease from the 52 week high of $76.46 and a 40.78% increase over the 52 week low of $44.97.
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 $3.21. Zacks Investment Research reports WDR's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 23.45%, compared to an industry average of 3%.
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 3.4% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WDR at 2.89%.