Benchmark Reiterates Buy Rating for Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC)

Nexus Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in Western Digital by 0.3% in the 4th quarter. 243.21 million shares or 1.21% more from 240.32 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Virtus Investment Advisers has invested 0.05% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Paragon Mgmt Limited has 0.08% invested in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 2,624 shares. Western Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern's scale.

Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership holds 0.16% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) or 30,045 shs. Gsa Prtnrs Llp, United Kingdom-based fund reported 32,900 shares. Icon Advisers Inc holds 0.1% or 18,100 shs.

NASDAQ:WDC opened at $81.12 on Tuesday. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in Western Digital by 267.4% during the fourth quarter. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System owns 411,865 shares. Dreman Value L L C stated it has 28,619 shares or 1.28% of all its holdings. Services Automobile Association accumulated 966,697 shares.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 12 selling transactions for $24.43 million activity. Sivaram Srinivasan sold $942,109 worth of stock. In a transaction dated March 12, 2018, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $100.12, raking in a sum of $5,332,792.

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) has been assigned a $125.00 price target by Guggenheim in a report issued on Friday, April 27th. $115.81's average target is 39.56% above currents $82.98 stock price. In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, the stock (SBUX) has analysts' mean recommendation of 2.20. Therefore 70% are positive.

Productivity proportions: Investigating the productivity proportions of Western Digital Corporation stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at 1.7%, 0.7%, and 6.4%, individually. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $112.38.

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Analyst Recommendation is an outlook of a stock-market analyst on a stock. BidaskClub lowered Western Digital from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Craig Hallum dropped their price objective on shares of Western Digital from $142.00 to $110.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. The financial company set a "Overweight" rating of WDC. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, December 13 by Loop Capital Markets. Finally, Maxim Group restated a "buy" rating and issued a $150.00 price target on shares of Western Digital in a research note on Friday, April 27th.

4/29/2018-BTIG Research Reiterated Rating of Buy. As per Friday, April 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus.

The stock increased 2.29% or $1.86 during the last trading session, reaching $82.98. The institutional investor held 281,380 shares of the miscellaneous company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.77M, up from 193,854 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 17.32% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending.

On 5/2/2018 NASDAQ:WDC - Western Digital announced a quarterly dividend of $0.50 2.61% with an ex dividend date of 6/28/2018 which will be payable on 7/16/2018. They expect $3.19 earnings per share, up 21.29% or $0.56 from last year's $2.63 per share. WDC has 5.32 million volume or 38.44% up from normal. After $3.36 actual EPS reported by Western Digital Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.06 % negative EPS growth. $5.33M worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) was sold by MILLIGAN STEPHEN D. On Tuesday, January 30 RAY MICHAEL CHARLES sold $3.04M worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) or 35,009 shs. The stock has a market cap of $22,906.19, a PE ratio of 9.78, a P/E/G ratio of 0.30 and a beta of 1.04. It offers performance hard disk drives (HDDs) that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are created to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments.

The return on assets ratio of the Company was 0.70% while its return on investment ratio was 6.40%. The firm also provides system solutions that offer petabyte scalable capacity; data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop and notebook PCs, gaming consoles, security surveillance systems, and set top boxes.

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