Western Digital Corp (WDC) was Upgraded by Mizuho to ” Buy” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $53. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. Mizuho advised their investors in a research report released on Jun 7, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Western Digital Corp. Western Digital Corp was Resumed by Goldman to “Neutral” on Jun 6, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by Maxim Group on May 27, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 71 from a previous price target of $75 .Shares were Reiterated by The Benchmark Company on May 27, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 84 from a previous price target of $94 .
On the company’s financial health, Western Digital Corp reported $1.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.08 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.29. The company had revenue of $2822.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2879.53 million. The company’s revenue was down -20.5 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.87 EPS.
Western Digital Corp closed down -0.61 points or -1.26% at $47.77 with 49,41,873 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $48.51, the shares hit an intraday low of $47.07 and an intraday high of $48.51 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.
Investors should note that on May 4, 2016, Western Digital Corp announced a cash dividend of $0.5000. The company’s management has announced Jun 29, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jul 1, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jul 15, 2016.
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.