Western Digital Corporation (
) 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 (
) and TE Connectivity Ltd. (
). 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%.
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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 (
- First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund (
- iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap (
- First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund (based on the
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF (
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%.