Bellecapital International Ltd. adds Western Digital Corp (WDC) to its portfolio

Western Digital Corp (WDC) : Bellecapital International Ltd. added new position in Western Digital Corp during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 9,505 shares of Western Digital Corp which is valued at $421,167 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 11, 2016 with the SEC.Western Digital Corp makes up approximately 0.43% of Bellecapital International Ltd.’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Robotti Robert added WDC to its portfolio by purchasing 57,205 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $2,534,754. Western Digital Corp makes up approx 0.86% of Robotti Robert’s portfolio.Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc boosted its stake in WDC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 361,374 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,750,263 shares of Western Digital Corp which is valued at $76,819,043. Western Digital Corp makes up approx 0.08% of Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc’s portfolio. Parnassus Investments Ca sold out all of its stake in WDC during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 328,213 shares of WDC which is valued $14,884,460.Ftb Advisors reduced its stake in WDC by selling 535 shares or 3.73% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 13,825 shares of WDC which is valued at $656,826. Western Digital Corp makes up approx 0.09% of Ftb Advisors’s portfolio.

Western Digital Corp opened for trading at $46.18 and hit $46.7499 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $46.5, with a gain of 0.78% or 0.36 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 31,70,715 shares. Company has a market cap of $10,834 M.

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.

Investors should note that on Aug 3, 2016, Western Digital Corp announced a cash dividend of $0.5000. The company’s management has announced Sep 28, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 30, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 17, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Western Digital Corp. Shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Aug 25, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 54 from a previous price target of $56 .Shares were Reiterated by Jefferies on Aug 17, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 54 from a previous price target of $62 .Shares were Downgraded by Goldman on Aug 3, 2016 to ” Sell” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 38 from a previous price target of $47 .

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 Company’s 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 Company’s products are marketed under the HGST WD and G-Technology brand names.

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