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Weekly Analysts' Ratings Changes for Western Digital Corporation (WDC)

13 January 2018

The data storage provider reported $3.56 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.01 by $0.55. The higher the number, the more profit per dollar is being made on investor capital. About 575,404 shares traded. It has outperformed by 44.52% the S&P500. Equitec Specialists Llc acquired 63,100 shares as Western Digital Corp (Put) (WDC)'s stock rose 15.69%.

Companies that can increase earnings at a high compound rate over time are attractive to investors. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 2.13 and a current ratio of 2.64. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $41.09. FCF quality is calculated as the 12 ltm cash flow per share over the average of the cash flow numbers. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 19.47% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 65 investors sold WDC shares while 212 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 411.79 million shares or 1.95% less from 419.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Palo Capital holds 0.68% or 14,859 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas reported 3,952 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The regular trading started at $79.2 but as the trading progresses, the stock escalated, ending the session with a gain of 0.36%. Currently, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has an average volume of 3.89 Million.

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) gross margin percentage stands at 34% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 13.4 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 7.4 Percent. Jnba Advisors has 16 shares. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 44,359 shares of the data storage provider's stock worth $3,930,000 after acquiring an additional 377 shares in the last quarter.

Equitec Specialists Llc increased Western Digital Corp (Put) (WDC) stake by 1213.46% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Incorporated holds 1.19% or 122,407 shares in its portfolio. Aqr Cap Mgmt Ltd Com invested in 0.57% or 5.55 million shares. Raymond James Advsr holds 0.03% or 45,293 shares in its portfolio. Investor speculation and demand also help increase a share's price over time. (NASDAQ:FB) by 2,414 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 2,405 shares, and cut its stake in Eli Lilly & Co. First Interstate Bank & Trust invested in 223 shares or 0% of the stock. A statistical measure of the dispersion of returns (volatility) for WDC producing salvation in Investors mouth, it has week volatility of 2.72% and for the month booked as 2.40%.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.80 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 0 are positive. BB&T Corp had 35 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Mizuho. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Maxim Group maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, October 27 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Evercore given on Wednesday, December 13. Summit Redstone reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Western Digital in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. The firm has a market cap of $23,880.00, a PE ratio of 16.89, a P/E/G ratio of 0.27 and a beta of 1.12. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by Jefferies. Citigroup upped their target price on shares of Western Digital from $110.00 to $115.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $6.56 million activity. Its shares last exchanged hands at a price of $80.91 apiece. Victory Cap Mngmt owns 1.34 million shares. SSI Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Western Digital in the second quarter worth about $207,000. Therefore 46% are positive. Mitsubishi Ufj Tru & reported 613,601 shares stake. The stock has "Buy" rating by Brean Capital on Thursday, April 28. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with "Equal-Weight" rating in Friday, May 27 report. KeyCorp reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Western Digital in a research report on Friday, October 27th. As per Tuesday, September 29, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, July 25.

Bahl & Gaynor Inc, which manages about $7.63 billion and $9.13 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Automatic Data Processing Inc. It has ditched 8.8 million shares. Muilenburg Dennis A also sold $13.84 million worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Monday, July 31. TEMPLETON RICHARD K sold 450,000 shares worth $43.43 million. Sivaram Srinivasan sold 3,098 shares worth $263,330.

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