Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 26, 2014
Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.3 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 15, 2014. Shareholders who purchased WDC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 20% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of WDC was $87.98, representing a -2.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $90.44 and a 87.39% increase over the 52 week low of $46.95.
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 $7.13. Zacks Investment Research reports WDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -5.28%, compared to an industry average of -3.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WDC through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WDC as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares DWA Technology Momentum Portfolio ( PTF )
- First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund ( QTEC )
- iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ( IELG )
- First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund (based on the Defin ( FTC )
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is QTEC with an increase of 13.59% over the last 100 days. PTF has the highest percent weighting of WDC at 2.85%.