Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE: WDR) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $41.40 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%. The average volume for Waddell & Reed Financial has been 834,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Waddell & Reed Financial has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are up 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides investment management, investment product underwriting and distribution, and shareholder services administration to mutual funds, and institutional and separately managed accounts in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.46. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Waddell & Reed Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Waddell & Reed Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Waddell & Reed Financial Ratings Report now.
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