Analysts See $0.54 EPS for Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR)

April 17, 2018 - By Margaret Downey

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.42 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.37, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 15 investors sold Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. shares while 57 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 79.49 million shares or 0.43% less from 79.83 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Systematic Fincl Management L P holds 0.11% or 254,459 shares in its portfolio. Hanson Mcclain holds 0% in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) or 200 shares. Axa accumulated 324,800 shares. 30,230 were reported by Hsbc Public Ltd Com. Walleye Trading Lc accumulated 40,229 shares or 0% of the stock. 1.14M are held by Citadel Advsr Limited Liability Co. Parkside Fincl Bank And Trust invested in 56 shares or 0% of the stock. Schwab Charles Inv Management, a California-based fund reported 640,664 shares. 65,614 were reported by Rockland Com. First Manhattan invested 0% of its portfolio in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR). Argi Investment Ltd Llc invested in 0.05% or 31,401 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 3,886 shares. Riverhead Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 9,421 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys owns 35,900 shares. New York-based Blackrock has invested 0.02% in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR).

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $132,944 activity.

Analysts expect Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) to report $0.54 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 38.46 % from last quarter’s $0.39 EPS. WDR’s profit would be $44.89 million giving it 9.31 P/E if the $0.54 EPS is correct. After having $0.48 EPS previously, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.’s analysts see 12.50 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $20.1. About 596,160 shares traded. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) has risen 18.76% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.21% the S&P500.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Waddell & Reed (NYSE:WDR), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Waddell & Reed had 12 analyst reports since October 18, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, October 25. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, October 25. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 13 by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WDR in report on Wednesday, October 18 with “Sell” rating. On Tuesday, April 10 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, January 30. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, January 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, January 10.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides investment management and advisory, 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 market cap of $1.67 billion. The firm acts as an investment adviser for institutional and other private investors, and provides sub advisory services to other investment companies; and underwrites and distributes registered open-end mutual fund portfolios. It has a 11.89 P/E ratio. It also offers fee asset allocation investment advisory products to advisors channel customers; distributes business partnersÂ’ variable annuity products, and retirement and life insurance products to advisors channel customers; and sells life insurance and disability products underwritten by various carriers.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) Institutional Positions Chart

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