Analyst Ratings for Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (WDR)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Underweight has been given to Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (NYSE:WDR) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Underweight was previously issued for WDR last month.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 5 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WDR. The most optimistic price target was 20, implying potential capital gains of -1.19 percent. The lowest price target was 15, which equates to a potential downside of -25.89 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.32 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -7.56 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 2.23 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.63 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

WDR has an estimated earnings growth rate of -9.72 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of WDR is -1.21.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WDR hit 22.45 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 15.02. Today's price is 34.75 percent above the 52-week low, and 9.84 percent below the high. WDR has a price/earnings ratio of 11.8. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WDR value stock report compares WDR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.76 billion. WDR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.