Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 26, 2013


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Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WDC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that WDC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $58.54, the dividend yield is 1.71%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WDC was $58.54, representing a -10.3% decrease from the 52 week high of $65.26 and a 106.78% increase over the 52 week low of $28.31.

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 $7.89. Zacks Investment Research reports WDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 6.73%, compared to an industry average of 7.8%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WDC Dividend History page.

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

  • Power Shares XTF: Dynamic Market Portfolio ( PWC )
  • Power Shares XTF: Dynamic OTC Portfolio ( PWO )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Technology ( PTF )
  • First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QTEC )
  • PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Growth Portfolio ( PXMG ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMG with an increase of 18.01% over the last 100 days. PWC has the highest percent weighting of WDC at 3.31%.

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