Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2014

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Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WDC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of WDC was $87.98, representing a -2.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $90.44 and a 87.39% increase over the 52 week low of $46.95.

WDC is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as EMC Corporation ( EMC ) and TE Connectivity Ltd. ( TEL ). WDC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.13. Zacks Investment Research reports WDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -5.28%, compared to an industry average of -3.6%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WDC Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to WDC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WDC as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares DWA Technology Momentum Portfolio ( PTF )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QTEC )
  • iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG )
  • First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund (based on the Defin ( FTC )
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is QTEC with an increase of 13.59% over the last 100 days. PTF has the highest percent weighting of WDC at 2.85%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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