Western Digital Corp (WDC) was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Sell” while Lowering the Price Target of the company shares to $ 38 from a previous price target of $47 . Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. Goldman advised their investors in a research report released on Aug 3, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Western Digital Corp. Company shares were Upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Jul 29, 2016 to ” Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 65 from a previous price target of $50 .Company shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Jul 29, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 55 from a previous price target of $50 .Mizuho Upgraded Western Digital Corp on Jun 7, 2016 to ” Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $53.
On the company’s financial health, Western Digital Corp reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.08 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.71. The company had revenue of $3495.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3446.23 million. The company’s revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.51 EPS.
Western Digital Corp closed down -1.02 points or -2.21% at $45.05 with 86,04,177 shares getting traded on Tusday. Post opening the session at $46.4, the shares hit an intraday low of $44.39 and an intraday high of $47.24 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tusday session in Red.
In a different news, on May 31, 2016, Stephen D Milligan (CEO) purchased 22,500 shares at $45.53 per share price. According to the SEC, on Dec 9, 2015, Michael Charles Ray (EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Sec) sold 1,863 shares at $63.59 per share price. On Nov 10, 2015, Matthew E Massengill (director) sold 1,187 shares at $67.75 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Western Digital Corporation is a data storage solutions company. The Company is a developer manufacturer and provider of data storage solutions that enable consumers businesses governments and other organizations to create manage experience and preserve digital content. The Companys Technology product includes: Hard Disk Drives and Solid-State Drives. Hard Disk Drives provide non-volatile data storage. Solid-State Drives are semiconductor and non-volatile media. The Company offers solutions including: Enterprise Storage Solutions Client Desktop and Notebook PCs Branded Product Solutions Consumer Electronics Solutions. The Companys products are marketed under the HGST WD and G-Technology brand names.