Wall Street Analysts Forecast -1.7% on Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR)

Publicly-traded company Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) had a closing price of $15.62 yesterday. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is currently $15.36, this means that the stock is overpriced by -1.693%. In the past 52 weeks the company’s stock price has moved within the range of $14.91 to $21.43.

This particular stock’s 5-day moving average is 15.44, its 20-day moving average is 16.07 and its 100-day moving average is 16.55. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) currently has 73075 shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $1.15B.

The Details: Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) Financial Health

There are numerous indicators we can use to give us a better idea about a public company’s financial health. For instance, we can check out the profit margin, which tells us about how much of a company’s net sales it keeps as earnings. We find this figure by dividing net income by net sales. WDR currently has a profit margin of 14.50%.

It can also be helpful to look at a public company’s operating margin, which shows us how much profit the company retains after taking depreciation and operating expenses into account. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) has an operating margin of 16.50%.

It is also smart to find out what a company’s Return on Assets is. This percentage tells us how well a company is making use of its net assets to generate a profit. The lower the percentage, the worse the company does with its available assets. At the moment, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Return on Assets is 12.40%.

What Does Wall Street Say about Company?

When considering a new stock purchase, a lot of investors find out how Wall Street analysts feel about the company before they buy in. You can do this by looking for the average analyst rating on the company’s stock. At the moment, the average analyst rating for WDR is Underweight . Out of 9 total analysts who were surveyed, 3 rated it a sell, 1 rated it a underweight, 0 rated it an overweight, 4 rated it hold, and 1 rated it a Buy.

Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR) was a Hold – from a survey of 9 analysts. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 5 rated the company a Hold, 3 rated it a Sell, 0 rated it an overweight, 0 rated it an underweight, and 1 rated it a Buy.

Understanding Profitability at Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (WDR)

Having a look at a company’s recent Earnings per Share (EPS) performance is a useful way of understanding its profitability. In the most recent financial results released by Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., for the quarter ending on 09/2019, the company posted EPS of 0.40. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 0.42.