Waddell & Reed Financial (WDR) Lower -2.06% Over the Last Month — Stock Focus

Following the transaction, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 248 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,776.48. The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 250,126 shares with $18.19M value, down from 255,926 last quarter. About 16.06M shares traded. USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAT) has risen 19.42% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.90% the S&P500. The stock exchanged hands 2.04 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 973.38 Million shares.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 8 analysts Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR)'s price will reach at $22.5 during 52 weeks. The Beta for the stock stands at 0.20. About 2.04M shares traded or 100.63% up from the average.

Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) opened at $20.97 on Tuesday. It has underperformed by 28.62% the S&P500. A value between 0 to -20 would represent a strong overbought condition. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 100% are positive.

WDR has been the topic of several analyst reports.

Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR)'s stock had its "hold" rating reiterated by Jefferies Group in a research report issued on Thursday, January 11th.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 2.55, from 1.39 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 56 investors sold C shares while 400 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. Next Gp has invested 0% in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Previously Waddell & Reed Financial (NYSE:WDR) reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05 with surprise factor of 11.6%. Insiders own 3.80% of the company's stock. Ci has invested 2.18% in Citigroup Inc. Principal Fincl Group Inc reported 0.34% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. Putnam Invs Ltd Liability owns 230,800 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Perigon Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Citigroup Inc. Valley Advisers accumulated 24,691 shares. Pub Employees Retirement System Of Ohio stated it has 33,765 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 12,607 shares of the asset manager's stock valued at $238,000 after acquiring an additional 477 shares in the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Waddell & Reed Financial by 80.3% during the second quarter.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. It fall, as 20 investors sold WDR shares while 64 reduced holdings. Northern Tru owns 34.80 million shares. Ls Investment Advsr Lc holds 2,522 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Amalgamated Savings Bank invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR). Moreover, Victory Cap Management Incorporated has 0% invested in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage accumulated 78,264 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 0% of its portfolio in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR) for 250,103 shares. Jpmorgan Chase holds 0% or 247,639 shares in its portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 250,126 shares stake. Legal And General Group Inc Public Limited has invested 0% in Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE:WDR). Chicago Equity Prns Limited Com owns 10,210 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys owns 367,497 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $132,944 activity. IFG Advisory LLC bought a new position in Waddell & Reed Financial in the fourth quarter worth approximately $563,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Waddell & Reed Financial by 9.2% in the third quarter. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, April 13. Below is a list of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Tuesday, January 30 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, October 28 report. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Tuesday, March 15 by Bank of America. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, July 11. (NYSE:WDR) has "Market Perform" rating given on Monday, October 19 by William Blair. Royal Bank of Canada set a $18.00 price target on Waddell & Reed Financial and gave the stock a "sell" rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup on Monday, October 26. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, August 11 with "Underperform".

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