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How to buy Western Digital Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in Western Digital Corporation stock.
Western Digital Corporation is a computer hardware business based in the US. Western Digital Corporation shares (WDC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Western Digital Corporation employs 65,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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What's in this guide?
- WDC shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is WDC stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is WDC suitable for ethical investing?
- Are WDC shares over-valued?
- Western Digital Corporation's financials
- How volatile are WDC shares?
- Does Western Digital Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have WDC shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Western Digital Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: WDC)Use our graph to track the performance of WDC stocks over time.
Western Digital Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$45.40|
|52-week range||$43.85 - $72.15|
|50-day moving average||$54.54|
|200-day moving average||$55.45|
|Wall St. target price||$69.20|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.78|
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Is it a good time to buy Western Digital Corporation stock?
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Western Digital Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||-3.55%|
|1 month (2022-06-01)||-24.68%|
|3 months (2022-04-01)||-6.18%|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||-30.38%|
|1 year (2021-07-01)||-35.93%|
|2 years (2020-07-01)||6.95%|
|3 years (2019-07-01)||49.65|
|5 years (2017-06-29)||91.65|
Is Western Digital Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Western Digital Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Western Digital Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Western Digital Corporation's P/E ratio
Western Digital Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Western Digital Corporation shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Western Digital Corporation's PEG ratio
Western Digital Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3133. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Western Digital Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Western Digital Corporation's EBITDA
Western Digital Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Western Digital Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Western Digital Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$19.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.9%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.61%|
|Market capitalisation||$14.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Western Digital Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Western Digital Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Western Digital Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 15.25
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Western Digital Corporation's overall score of 15.25 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Western Digital Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Western Digital Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.94/100
Western Digital Corporation's environmental score of 4.94 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Western Digital Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Western Digital Corporation's social score
Social score: 4.09/100
Western Digital Corporation's social score of 4.09 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Western Digital Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Western Digital Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 9.22/100
Western Digital Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Western Digital Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Western Digital Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Western Digital Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Western Digital Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||15.25|
|Total ESG percentile||6.84|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||1|
Western Digital Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting Western Digital Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Western Digital Corporation's shares ever split?
Western Digital Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 June 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Western Digital Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Western Digital Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Western Digital Corporation's share price.
Western Digital Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Western Digital Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.85 up to $72.15. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Western Digital Corporation's is 1.407. This would suggest that Western Digital Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Western Digital Corporation overview
Western Digital Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells data storage devices and solutions in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, rest of Asia, and internationally. It offers client devices, including hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) for computing devices, such as desktop and notebook personal computers (PCs), smart video systems, gaming consoles, and set top boxes; flash-based embedded storage products for mobile phones, tablets, notebook PCs, and other portable and wearable devices, as well as automotive, Internet of Things, industrial, and connected home applications; and flash-based memory wafers. The company also provides data center devices and solutions comprising enterprise helium hard drives; enterprise SSDs consisting of flash-based SSDs and software solutions for use in enterprise servers, online transactions, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; data center solutions for data storage systems and tiered storage models; and data storage platforms. In addition, it offers client solutions, such as external HDD storage products in mobile and desktop form; client portable SSDs; removable cards that are used in consumer devices comprising mobile phones, tablets, imaging systems, and cameras and smart video systems; universal serial bus flash drives for use in the computing and consumer markets; and wireless drive products used in-field back up of created content, as well as wireless streaming of high-definition movies, photos, music, and documents to tablets, smartphones, and PCs. The company sells its products under the G-Technology, SanDisk, and WD brands to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, dealers, resellers, and retailers. Western Digital Corporation was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Western Digital Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.193% of Western Digital Corporation shares are held by insiders and 83.195% by institutions. How many people work for Western Digital Corporation?
Latest data suggests 65,600 work at Western Digital Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Western Digital Corporation?
Western Digital Corporation's fiscal year ends in June. Where is Western Digital Corporation based?
Western Digital Corporation's address is: 5601 Great Oaks Parkway, San Jose, CA, United States, 95119 What is Western Digital Corporation's ISIN number?
Western Digital Corporation's international securities identification number is: US9581021055 What is Western Digital Corporation's CUSIP number?
Western Digital Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 958102105
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