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NASDAQ:WDCWestern Digital Stock Price, Forecast & News

$43.90
+0.80 (+1.86 %)
(As of 08/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$42.41
Now: $43.90
$43.99
50-Day Range
$40.87
MA: $42.94
$46.16
52-Week Range
$27.40
Now: $43.90
$72.00
Volume4.05 million shs
Average Volume5.80 million shs
Market Capitalization$13.16 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield4.64%
Beta1.57
Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. It offers client devices, including hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices, such as desktop and notebook PCs, security surveillance systems, gaming consoles, and set top boxes; flash-based embedded storage products for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as automotive, IoT, industrial, and connected home applications; flash-based memory wafers; and embedded storage solutions and iNAND embedded flash products, such as multi-chip package solutions. The company also provides data center devices and solutions comprising enterprise helium hard drives; enterprise SSDs consisting of flash-based SSDs and software solutions for use in enterprise servers, online transactions, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; data center solutions, including HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models; system solutions that offer petabyte scalable capacity; and data storage platforms and systems. In addition, it offers client solution, such as external HDD storage products in mobile and desktop form; client SSDs; removable cards used in consumer devices comprising mobile phones, tablets, imaging systems, still cameras, action video cameras, and security surveillance systems; universal serial bus flash drives used in the computing and consumer markets; and wireless drive products for in-field back up of created content, as well as wireless streaming of high-definition movies, photos, music and documents to tablets, smartphones, and personal computers (PCs). The company sells its products under the HGST, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure players, and retailers. Western Digital Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 3.1Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.53 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Computer storage devices
Sub-IndustryComputer Storage & Peripherals
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WDC
CUSIP95810210
Phone408-717-6000

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$16.57 billion
Cash Flow$10.33 per share
Book Value$34.02 per share

Profitability

Net Income$-754,000,000.00

Miscellaneous

Employees61,800
Market Cap$13.16 billion
Next Earnings Date8/5/2020 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable
$43.90
+0.80 (+1.86 %)
(As of 08/3/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Western Digital's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Western Digital's stock was trading at $45.14 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WDC stock has decreased by 2.7% and is now trading at $43.90.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Western Digital?

26 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Western Digital in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Western Digital's next earnings date?

Western Digital is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 5th 2020.
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How can I listen to Western Digital's earnings call?

Western Digital will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, August 5th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Western Digital's earnings last quarter?

Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) announced its earnings results on Thursday, April, 30th. The data storage provider reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.07. The data storage provider had revenue of $4.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.16 billion. Western Digital had a positive return on equity of 3.42% and a negative net margin of 3.70%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.17 EPS.
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How often does Western Digital pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Western Digital?

Western Digital declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 13th. Investors of record on Friday, April 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share on Friday, April 17th. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 2nd.
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What price target have analysts set for WDC?

26 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Western Digital's stock. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $101.00. On average, they expect Western Digital's stock price to reach $71.04 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 61.8% from the stock's current price.
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Has Western Digital been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about WDC stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Western Digital earned a coverage optimism score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the data storage provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.
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Are investors shorting Western Digital?

Western Digital saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 7,690,000 shares, a drop of 14.8% from the June 30th total of 9,030,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,760,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.3 days. Approximately 2.6% of the company's stock are sold short.
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Who are some of Western Digital's key competitors?

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), Netflix (NFLX), Visa (V), Applied Materials (AMAT), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and QUALCOMM (QCOM).

Who are Western Digital's key executives?

Western Digital's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Stephen D. Milligan, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Michael D. Cordano, Pres & COO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Mark Patrick Long, CFO & Chief Strategy Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Martin R. Fink, CTO & Exec. VP (Age 54)
  • Dr. Srinivasan Sivaram, Exec. VP of Silicon Technology & Manufacturing (Age 59)

What is Western Digital's stock symbol?

Western Digital trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WDC."

Who are Western Digital's major shareholders?

Western Digital's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include DNB Asset Management AS (1.02%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.62%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.44%), Raymond James & Associates (0.24%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.19%) and Strs Ohio (0.13%). Company insiders that own Western Digital stock include Lori S Sundberg, Mark P Long, Matthew E Massengill, Michael Charles Ray, Michael D Cordano and Stephen D Milligan.
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Which major investors are selling Western Digital stock?

WDC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including M&G Investment Management Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Strs Ohio, Prudential PLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, and CWM LLC. Company insiders that have sold Western Digital company stock in the last year include Lori S Sundberg, Matthew E Massengill, Michael Charles Ray, Michael D Cordano, and Stephen D Milligan.
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Which major investors are buying Western Digital stock?

WDC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, First Trust Advisors LP, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, New England Investment & Retirement Group Inc., Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Financial Sense Advisors Inc., and Creative Planning.
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How do I buy shares of Western Digital?

Shares of WDC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Western Digital's stock price today?

One share of WDC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.90.

How big of a company is Western Digital?

Western Digital has a market capitalization of $13.16 billion and generates $16.57 billion in revenue each year. The data storage provider earns $-754,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $3.81 on an earnings per share basis. Western Digital employs 61,800 workers across the globe.

What is Western Digital's official website?

The official website for Western Digital is www.westerndigital.com.

How can I contact Western Digital?

Western Digital's mailing address is 5601 GREAT OAKS PARKWAY, SAN JOSE CA, 95119. The data storage provider can be reached via phone at 408-717-6000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 8/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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