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Stock Risk Measures for Waddell & Reed Financial-A

A quantitative factor review as of April 30, 2021.
  1. Company Info - Description, identity and sector data.
  2. Share Data - Stock earnings and key dates.
  3. Market Risk - Beta, size, liquidity and momentum measures.
  4. Financial Risk - Earnings and dividends.
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Updated: May 02, 2021
See how we arrive at an overall risk score of 48 for WDR below.

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WDR Risk Report


Our quantitative data points are meant to provide a high-level understanding of factors in equity risk models for Waddell & Reed Financial-A. Portfolio managers use these models to forecast risk, optimize portfolios and review performance.

We show how WDR stock compares to 2,000+ US-based stocks, and to peers in the Finance and Insurance sector and Securities and Commodity Exchanges industry.

Please do not consider this data as investment advice. Data is downloaded from sources we deem reliable, but errors may occur.

Company Info

Business Description

Company logo Through its subsidiaries, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. has provided investment management and wealth management services to clients throughout the United States since 1937. Today, Waddell & Reed distributes its investment products through the unaffiliated channel under the IVY INVESTMENTSĀ® brand (encompassing broker/dealer, retirement, and registered investment advisors), its wealth management channel (through independent financial advisors associated with WADDELL & REED, INC.), and its institutional channel (including defined benefit plans, pension plans, endowments and subadvisory relationships).


Sector and Industry

Share Data


Earnings and Dividends

Market Risk Measures

Many of the following risk metrics are standardized and transformed into quantitative factors in institutional-level risk models.

Rankings below represent percentiles from 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating of risk.

Systematic Risk

Stocks with higher beta exhibit higher sensitivity to the ups and downs in the market. (↑↑)

Company Size

Stocks with higher market capitalization often have lower risk. (↑↓)

Trading Liquidity

Higher average daily dollar volume over the past 30 days implies lower liquidity risk. (↑↓)

Price Momentum

Higher price momentum stocks, aka recent winners, equate to lower risk for many investors. (↑↓)

Financial Risk Measures

Style risk factors often include measures of profitability and payout levels.

Earnings Yield

Companies with higher earnings generally provide lower risk. (↑↓)

Dividend Yield

Companies with higher dividend yields, if sustaintable, are perceived to have lower risk. (↑↓)

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