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


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Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WDC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that WDC has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of WDC was $47.93, representing a -6.02% decrease from the 52 week high of $51 and a 69.3% 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 $8.25. Zacks Investment Research reports WDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 1.58%, compared to an industry average of .6%.

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 )
  • First Trust Technology AlphaDEX ( FXL ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is FXL with an increase of 15.39% over the last 100 days. PWC has the highest percent weighting of WDC at 3.31%.

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