The stock of Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ:WDC) last traded at $46.01, down -0.04% from the previous session.
Data from the available sources indicates that Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ:WDC) is covered by 24 analysts. The consensus rating among analysts is ‘Overweight’. As we calculate the median target price by taking the range between a high of $68.00 and a low of $42.00, we find $50.00. Given the previous closing price of $46.03, this indicates a potential upside of 8.62 percent. WDC stock price is now 4.76% away from the 50-day moving average and 15.24% away from the 200-day moving average. The market capitalization of the company currently stands at $14.92B.
In total, 9 analysts have assigned it a hold rating, and 12 have given it a buy rating. Brokers who have rated the stock have averaged $51.32 as their price target over the next twelve months.
With the price target maintained at $52, Fox Advisors recently Upgraded its rating from Equal Weight to Overweight for Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC).
In other news, SODERBERY ROBERT, EVP & GM, Flash Business sold 45,461 shares of the company’s stock on Nov 03. The stock was sold for $1,959,896 at an average price of $43.11. Upon completion of the transaction, the EVP & GM, Flash Business now directly owns 175,697 shares in the company, valued at $8.08 million. An SEC document containing details of the transaction can be found on the SEC’s website. On Nov 02, EVP & GM, Flash Business SODERBERY ROBERT sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock. A total of $849,756 was realized by selling the stock at an average price of $42.49. This leaves the insider owning 221,158 shares of the company worth $10.18 million. Insiders disposed of 489,859 shares of company stock worth roughly $22.54 million over the past 1 year. A total of 0.55% of the company’s stock is owned by insiders.
With an opening price of $45.69 on Thursday morning, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) set off the trading day. During the past 12 months, Western Digital Corp. has had a low of $29.73 and a high of $47.14. As of last week, the company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 1.31, and a quick ratio of 0.70. The fifty day moving average price for WDC is $43.97 and a two-hundred day moving average price translates $39.94 for the stock.
The latest earnings results from Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) was released for Sep, 2021. According to the Computer Hardware Company, earnings per share came in at -$1.76, beating analysts’ expectations of -$1.9 by 0.14. This compares to $0.08 EPS in the same period last year. The net profit margin was -21.68% and return on equity was -21.76% for WDC. The company reported revenue of $2.75 billion for the quarter, compared to $3.74 billion a year earlier. Comparatively to last year’s same quarter, the company’s quarterly revenue fell -26.39 percent. For the current quarter, analysts expect WDC to generate $2.98B in revenue.
Western Digital Corp.(WDC) Company Profile
Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Asia, and internationally. It offers client devices, including hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) for desktop and notebook personal computers (PCs), gaming consoles, and set top boxes; and flash-based embedded storage products for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as automotive, Internet of Things, industrial, and connected home applications. The company also provides enterprise HDDs; enterprise SSDs consisting of flash-based SSDs and software solutions for use in enterprise servers, online transactions, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; and data storage platforms. In addition, it offers external HDD storage products in mobile and desktop form; client portable SSDs; removable cards that are used in consumer devices comprising mobile phones, tablets, imaging systems, and cameras and smart video systems; universal serial bus flash drives for use in the computing and consumer markets; and wireless drive products used in-field backup of created content, as well as wireless streaming of high-definition movies, photos, music, and documents to tablets, smartphones, and PCs. The company sells its products under the Western Digital, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, resellers, and retailers. Western Digital Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.