Cash Dividend On The Way From Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 4/10/14, Waddell & Reed Financial Incorporated ( WDR) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.34, payable on 5/1/14. As a percentage of WDR's recent stock price of $70.10, this dividend works out to approximately 0.49%.

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Below is a dividend history chart for WDR, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.34 declared by Waddell & Reed Financial Incorporated:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from WDR is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 1.94% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of WDR shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Waddell & Reed Financial Incorporated 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, WDR's low point in its 52 week range is $38.70 per share, with $76.46 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $70.19.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, WDR makes up 3.01% of the SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF ( KCE) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Tuesday.

In Tuesday trading, Waddell & Reed Financial Incorporated shares are currently off about 0.2% on the day.

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