Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 14, 2019. Shareholders who purchased WDC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 16th quarter that WDC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $35.01, the dividend yield is 5.71%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WDC was $35.01, representing a -67.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $106.96 and a 0.75% increase over the 52 week low of $34.75.
WDC is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as TE Connectivity Ltd. ( TEL ) and NetApp, Inc. ( NTAP ). WDC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.59. Zacks Investment Research reports WDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as -56.01%, compared to an industry average of 7.7%.
Interested in gaining exposure to WDC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have WDC as a top-10 holding:
- Deep Value ETF ( DVP ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is DVP with an decrease of -16.56% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of WDC at 0.06%.
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