Western Digital Corporation (
) 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 (
) and TE Connectivity Ltd. (
). 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%.
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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 Dynamic Technology (
- iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund (
- First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund (
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%.