Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. ( WDR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 07, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on November 02, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WDR 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 $35.66, the dividend yield is 4.82%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WDR was $35.66, representing a -31.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.80 and a 6.96% increase over the 52 week low of $33.34.
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 $3.46. Zacks Investment Research reports WDR's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -16.24%, compared to an industry average of -.3%.