Western Digital Corporation (WDC): Price and Financial Metrics


Western Digital Corporation (WDC)

Today's Latest Price: $41.41 USD

0.49 (1.20%)

Updated Oct 20 4:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 8 in Technology - Storage

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WDC Stock Summary

  • Western Digital Corp's market capitalization of $12,379,355,204 is ahead of 86.45% of US-listed equities.
  • Western Digital Corp's stock had its IPO on January 2, 1987, making it an older stock than 92.1% of US equities in our set.
  • Over the past twelve months, WDC has reported earnings growth of 101.65%, putting it ahead of 88.62% of US stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Western Digital Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be FOLD, SRPT, PTCT, BCRX, and BBIO.
  • Visit WDC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.westerndigital.com.

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WDC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $41.41 52-week high $72.00
Prev. close $40.92 52-week low $27.40
Day low $40.80 Volume 7,436,432
Day high $41.84 Avg. volume 6,142,156
50-day MA $37.12 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $45.94 Market Cap 12.60B

Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Company Bio


Western Digital develops, manufactures, and sells data storage solutions that enable consumers, businesses, governments, and other organizations to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Irvine, California.

WDC Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$41.41$0.44 -99%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Western Digital Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Western Digital Corp ranked in the 3th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Western Digital Corp, consider:

  • The stock's equity weight, or the proportion of capital from equity relative to debt, is 56. Notably, its equity weight is greater than only 9.22% of US equities in the Technology sector yielding a positive free cash flow.
  • Its compound free cash flow growth rate, as measured over the past 5.55 years, is -0.35% -- higher than just 3.9% of stocks in our DCF forecasting set.
  • Western Digital Corp's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 36 -- greater than 91.44% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.


Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price
0%-99%
1%-99%
2%-99%
3%-99%
4%-99%
5%-99%

For other companies in the Technology that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as WDC, try AYX, CCRC, SQ, TCX, and UPLD.


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Latest WDC News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Western Digital Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WDC as an investment opportunity.

Western Digital launches world’s fastest rugged USB-C SSD

Western Digital’s SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2 offers unbeatable performance - but there's a catch.

TechRadar | October 1, 2020

Western Digital Unveils Unmatched Combination of Speed and Portability With Its Enhanced Line of SanDisk Extreme Portable SSDs

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Digital today released two new SanDisk® portable SSDs that offer nearly 2x the speed over previous generations.

Business Wire | September 30, 2020

Barron's Picks And Pans: Peloton, Truist, Western Digital And More

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Benzinga | September 26, 2020

Western Digital upgraded as analyst sees spin-off potential

Yesterday, Western Digital (WDC) announced separating its Flash and HDD businesses into separate product units and named an industry vet as Flash's new GM.Craig-Hallum analyst Christian Schwab upgrades Western Digital from Hold to Buy, seeing the move as the first signs of potentially spinning off one of the units in the future.Schwab...

Seeking Alpha | September 23, 2020

Western Digital Fuels Growing AI-Enabled Video Recording Systems Market With Expanded Family of WD Purple Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enabling customers to design and build solutions for a variety of smart video workloads, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced its expanded family of WD Purple™ storage solutions, including the industry’s highest capacity 18TB* surveillance HDD for DVRs, NVRs and analytics appliances, and the 1TB* WD Purple SC QD101 microSD™ card for AI-enabled cameras. Setting the bar for smart video applications, all WD Purple drives are optimized to help reduc

Business Wire | September 23, 2020

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WDC Price Returns

1-mo 11.29%
3-mo -5.80%
6-mo 5.13%
1-year -27.84%
3-year -47.43%
5-year -30.84%
YTD -33.38%
2019 77.14%
2018 -51.90%
2017 19.83%
2016 17.48%
2015 -44.27%

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