Stock To Watch: Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $18.50 on Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year, indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $0.49 a share for the upcoming quarter and $1.87 for the current fiscal.

Technical View

The technical analysis of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. is $18.02, and stock is trading $0.97 points away or +5.37% from its 50-day moving average of $18.02. Further it is trading $-1.98 or -9.44% away its 200-day moving average of $20.97. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) 52-week high is $44.38 and the 52-week low is $15.70.

This explains if the stock moves $-25.39, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +20.96% decline, a 52-week low will be hit.

Taking the valuation aspect to emphasize the valuation of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. , shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) ratio came in at 8.66.

The stock last ended the trading session at $18.99 and registered a market cap of $1.57B. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) PEG ratio is at -1.59.

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