March 21, 2018

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

14 January 2018, 04:13 | Cesar Cruz

The institutional investor held 1.35M shares of the electronic components company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $116.77 million, down from 2.88M at the end of the previous reported quarter. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd who had been investing in Western Digital Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $24.33B market cap company.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) stock price traded downswing on volume of 5.73 million shares in recent session. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 2,121 shares of the data storage provider's stock valued at $188,000 after acquiring an additional 2,108 shares during the period. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

Tnb Financial increased Lowes Companies Inc (LOW) stake by 43.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bahl & Gaynor Inc bought 732,654 shares as the company's stock rose 5.05% with the market. The firm has a market cap of $24,540.00, a PE ratio of 17.35, a P/E/G ratio of 0.27 and a beta of 1.12. Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM) has declined 36.39% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.39% the S&P500. First Pacific Advisors Ltd Liability Com holds 0.51% or 764,090 shares in its portfolio. Therefore 46% are positive. Boeing had 88 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $12000 target in Wednesday, July 5 report. Finally, Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on Western Digital Corp. from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Wednesday, September 7th. Mizuho maintained the shares of WDC in report on Wednesday, December 7 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, June 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Friday, June 2.

Western Digital announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 9th that authorizes the company to buyback $2.10 billion in shares. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with "Buy" on Thursday, November 16. Vanguard Group Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 40.38M shares. It also reduced its holding in Davita Inc (NYSE:DVA) by 20,600 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 12,000 shares, and cut its stake in Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW). Its the same as in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 50 investors sold BA shares while 609 reduced holdings. 411.79 million shares or 1.95% less from 419.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. 61,528 were reported by Banque Pictet & Cie Sa. Aqr Cap Ltd Company invested in 0.57% or 5.55M shares. Pggm holds 49,428 shares. Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its stake in shares of Western Digital by 92.8% during the second quarter. Intl Grp Inc accumulated 120,205 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Cowen & Co maintained Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) on Monday, July 17 with "Buy" rating. Moreover, Echo Street Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has 1.61% invested in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). Western Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern's scale. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.50 per share. 72,761 are owned by Friess Assoc.

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) WDC has diverse figures for different time frames; starting from week's performance plunged -2.13% in last five regular trading sessions.

Ratings analysis reveals 69% of Western Digital's analysts are positive. WDC was included in 149 notes of analysts from July 23, 2015. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, October 3 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) on Thursday, July 30 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Strong Buy" rating by Needham given on Thursday, October 27.

Looking forward to the ratio analysis, the co has price to earnings ratio of 26.54, which is indicating if firm is fluctuating between 15 and 25 than it lies on average position; but sometimes if it's under this value some experts consider it as undervalue security. On Tuesday, April 11 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to "Overweight".

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Raises Position in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)
The stock has a market capitalization of $24.72 billion, a PE ratio of 48.57 and a beta of 1.43. (NYSE:CRM) or 940 shares. Federated Invsts Pa holds 0% in Republic Services, Inc. 1,985 shares were sold by Jassy Andrew R, worth $1.96 million.

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Tuesday, November 24 by Atlantic Securities. (NYSE:LOW) on Wednesday, April 6 with "Buy" rating. Mizuho has "Neutral" rating and $51.0 target.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $6.56 million activity. DeMaria Jacqueline also sold $1.21 million worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) shares. The insider BHATIA MANISH H sold 20,130 shares worth $1.66 million.

Artemis Investment Management Llp, which manages about $4.87 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sealed Air Corp New (NYSE:SEE) by 204,054 shares to 261,316 shares, valued at $11.17M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Sprott reported 108,500 shares or 2.41% of all its holdings.

Analysts await The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to report earnings on January, 31 before the open.

Earnings-per-share (EPS) ratio for WDC is 4.79, exhibiting the allocation of the profit to each of its outstanding share of common stock.

A-R-T- Advisors Llc, which manages about $4.41B and $1.96 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Jacobs Engr Group Inc Del (NYSE:JEC) by 27,700 shares to 12,300 shares, valued at $716,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. After having $3.28 EPS previously, Western Digital Corporation's analysts see 4.88% EPS growth.

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