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Western Digital (WDC) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.96 (+1.31%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
4.78 million shs
Average Volume
6.90 million shs
Market Capitalization
$24.17 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Western Digital MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.78 Rating Score
5.8% Upside
$78.32 Price Target
Short Interest
6.81% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.56mentions of Western Digital in the last 14 days
Based on 15 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$218,453 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From ($1.68) to $7.82 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.88 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

295th out of 590 stocks

Computer Storage Devices Industry

4th out of 5 stocks

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About Western Digital Stock (NASDAQ:WDC)

Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Asia, and internationally. It offers client devices, including hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) for desktop and notebook personal computers (PCs), gaming consoles, and set top boxes; and flash-based embedded storage products for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as automotive, Internet of Things, industrial, and connected home applications. The company also provides enterprise HDDs; enterprise SSDs consisting of flash-based SSDs and software solutions for use in enterprise servers, online transactions, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; and data storage platforms. In addition, it offers external HDD storage products in mobile and desktop form; client portable SSDs; removable cards that are used in consumer devices comprising mobile phones, tablets, imaging systems, and cameras and smart video systems; universal serial bus flash drives for use in the computing and consumer markets; and wireless drive products used in-field backup of created content, as well as wireless streaming of high-definition movies, photos, music, and documents to tablets, smartphones, and PCs. The company sells its products under the Western Digital, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, resellers, and retailers. Western Digital Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

WDC Stock Price History

WDC Stock News Headlines

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Western Digital Slips Despite EPS Beat and Raise - Buy Time?
Data storage solutions device maker Western Digital Co. NASDAQ: WDC is benefitting dramatically from the secular tailwinds of artificial intelligence (AI) adoption.
Western Digital Slips Despite EPS Beat and Raise - Buy Time?
Data storage solutions device maker Western Digital is benefitting from the secular tailwinds of artificial intelligence (AI) adoption - time to buy?
WD Bushey held to draw after first loss of season
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Company Calendar

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Computer storage devices
Computer Storage & Peripherals
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
23 Analysts


Net Income
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12.32 billion
Book Value
$33.90 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$24.18 billion

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WDC Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Western Digital stock right now?

23 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Western Digital in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 18 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" WDC shares.
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What is Western Digital's stock price target for 2024?

23 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Western Digital's stock. Their WDC share price targets range from $45.00 to $100.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $78.32 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have WDC shares performed in 2024?

Western Digital's stock was trading at $52.37 at the start of the year. Since then, WDC shares have increased by 41.3% and is now trading at $74.01.
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When is Western Digital's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 29th 2024.
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How were Western Digital's earnings last quarter?

Western Digital Co. (NASDAQ:WDC) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 25th. The data storage provider reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.42. The data storage provider earned $3.46 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.37 billion. Western Digital had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.75% and a negative net margin of 12.87%. The firm's revenue was up 23.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($1.57) earnings per share.
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What guidance has Western Digital issued on next quarter's earnings?

Western Digital updated its fourth quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Thursday, April, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 0.900-1.200 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 0.840. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.6 billion-$3.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.7 billion.

What is David Goeckeler's approval rating as Western Digital's CEO?

70 employees have rated Western Digital Chief Executive Officer David Goeckeler on David Goeckeler has an approval rating of 84% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Western Digital own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Western Digital investors own include Micron Technology (MU), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Gilead Sciences (GILD).

Who are Western Digital's major shareholders?

Western Digital's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.80%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (6.72%), Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.76%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.63%), Kodai Capital Management LP (0.57%) and Clearbridge Investments LLC (0.49%). Insiders that own company stock include Gene M Zamiska, Kimberly Alexy, Lori S Sundberg, Paula A Price, Robert Soderbery and Srinivasan Sivaram.
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How do I buy shares of Western Digital?

Shares of WDC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Western Digital have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Western Digital: Amplidata N.V., Arkeia Software, Crag Technologies, EasyStore Memory Limited, Fusion-io (Beijing) Info Tech Co. Ltd, Fusion-io LLC, Fusion-io Poland SP.Z.O.O., Fusion-io Singapore Private Ltd, HGST, HGST (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., HGST Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., HGST Europe Ltd., HGST Japan Ltd., HGST Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., HGST Netherlands B.V., HGST Singapore Pte. Ltd., HGST Technologies India Private Limited, HGST Technologies Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., HICAP Properties Corp., Kazan Networks, Keen Personal Media Inc., Kioxia, Komag, Pacifica Insurance Corporation, Prestadora SD S. de R.L. de C.V., Read-Rite Philippines Inc., SanDisk, SanDisk (Cayman) Limited, SanDisk (Ireland) Limited, SanDisk 3D IP Holdings Ltd, SanDisk B.V., SanDisk Brasil Participações Ltda., SanDisk C.V., SanDisk China LLC, SanDisk China Limited, SanDisk Flash B.V., SanDisk France SAS, SanDisk GmbH, SanDisk Holding B.V., SanDisk Hong Kong Limited, SanDisk India Device Design Centre Private Limited, SanDisk Information Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., SanDisk International Holdco B.V., Sandbox Expansion LLC, SiliconSystems, Stec's, Tegile Systems, Upthere, VeloBit, and Virident Systems.
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This page (NASDAQ:WDC) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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