Western Digital Corporation (
) 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 (
) and TE Connectivity Ltd. (
). 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
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 (
- Power Shares XTF: Dynamic OTC Portfolio (
- PowerShares Dynamic Technology (
- First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund (
- First Trust Technology AlphaDEX (
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%.