Eye-Catching Hot Stocks - Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (NYSE: WDR)

A dropping P/E is an indication that the company is out of favor with investors. Chicago Equity Partners LLC bought a new stake in Waddell & Reed Financial in the third quarter worth $205,000. During previous trade 2.05 Million shares of American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE:AXL) exchanged hands whereas on average nearly 2.3 Million shares has been traded.

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 35,590 shares of the asset manager's stock valued at $714,000 after buying an additional 12,206 shares during the last quarter. Relative to peers, Waddell & Reed Financial has a yield of 4.98%, which is high for Capital Markets stocks.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on WDR shares.

For the current quarter Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR) has average revenue estimates of $285.14 Million, a total number of 6 analysts provided estimations over revenues. Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR)'s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 0. 100,000 shares traded per day would be a minimum for most traders and some require 1,000,000. This is the consensus price target based on the analysts polled by Thomson Reuters' First Call, the average is taken from the individual analysts which provided targets and are short term projections for the 12 months. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a "hold" rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Waddell & Reed Financial in a report on Thursday, January 11th.

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Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.70 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $16.11 and a fifty-two week high of $23.82. (NYSE WDR) opened at $19.82 on Wednesday. Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. The company's price to earnings growth PEG ratio is stands at 2.10 and Forward P/E is noted at 8.86. If we take an observation in front to the next coming days, Street analysts have hope earnings growth of -7.40% for this year and may be getting earnings growth of 0.63% for next year.

Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR) shares traded on -2.57% below secure line and closed at $20.07. The firm had revenue of $294.48 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $286.55 million. The company's distance from 52-week high price is -15.74% and the current price is 24.58% away from 52-week low price. Company's EPS for the prior five-years is valued at 37.6%, leading it to an EPS value of 5.36% for the next five years.

The price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. Whereas, in last 21 trading days (one month) was moved up 1.66% and slashed in last 63 trading days (quarter) of -13.26%. The stock price is -7.00% below from 50 SMA.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.63B and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated 81.27M. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 2330415 shares transacted on hands in the recent trading session. A low number means that brokers and analysts expect that the industry outperform the market. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 151,602 shares in the company, valued at $3,397,400.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The monthly performance reproduced change of -1.62% and indicated -6.48% performance in last quarter. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 3.60.

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Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc, incorporated on December 24, 1981, is a holding company. The Company provides investment management, investment advisory, investment product underwriting, and distribution and shareholder services administration to Waddell & Reed Advisors group of mutual funds (the Advisors Funds), Ivy Funds, Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios (Ivy Funds VIP), InvestEd Portfolios and 529 college savings plan (collectively, the Funds), and the Ivy Global Investors Fund SICAV (the SICAV) and its Ivy Global Investors sub-funds (the IGI Funds), and institutional and separately managed accounts.

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