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

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Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased WDC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that WDC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $64.68, the dividend yield is 1.55%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WDC was $64.68, representing a -8.4% decrease from the 52 week high of $70.61 and a 100.56% increase over the 52 week low of $32.25.

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 $6.73. Zacks Investment Research reports WDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -5.71%, compared to an industry average of 1.8%.

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 Dynamic Technology ( PTF )
  • iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI )
  • First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ( FAB ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is PTF with an increase of 14.08% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WDC at 2.47%.



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.



This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: EMC , FAB , IELG , JKI , PTF , TEL , WDC

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