Western Digital Corporation (WDC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 28, 2017

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Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 28, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 16, 2018. Shareholders who purchased WDC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 12th quarter that WDC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $80, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The previous trading day's last sale of WDC was $80, representing a -16.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $95.77 and a 18.33% increase over the 52 week low of $67.61.

WDC is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as TE Connectivity Ltd. ( TEL ) and KLA-Tencor Corporation ( KLAC ). WDC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.79. Zacks Investment Research reports WDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 54.51%, compared to an industry average of %.

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:

  • SPDR S&P Technology Hardware ETF ( XTH )
  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF ( VOE )
  • SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology ETF ( XITK )
  • John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF ( JHMM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is JHMM with an increase of 8.74% over the last 100 days. XTH has the highest percent weighting of WDC at 2.65%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: WDC , TEL , KLAC , XTH , VOE , XITK , JHMM

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