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


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $21.13 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 $0.51 a share for the upcoming quarter and $1.97 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 $19.39, and stock is hovering -2.39 or -12.33% distant from $19.39. It is noted that the 200-day MA is $22.85, and Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. stock is $-5.85 or -25.62% off from this point. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) 52-week high is $46.64 and the 52-week low is $16.00. This explains if the stock moves $-29.64, it will post a 52-week high. In event of $+6.25% points 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 6.56. The stock last ended the trading session at $17.00 and registered a market cap of $1.39B. 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 -1.71.

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