Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Comparing Western Digital Corporation (WDC) and Pure Storage, Inc. (PSTG)


240.32 million shares or 2.88% more from 233.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The firm has a market cap of $24,540.00, a PE ratio of 17.35, a P/E/G ratio of 0.27 and a beta of 1.12. The stock increased 5.35% or $5.12 during the last trading session, reaching $100.86. About 2.99M shares traded. Western Digital Corporation now has $24.59 billion valuation. The Tnb Financial holds 19,835 shares with $1.59M value, up from 13,842 last quarter. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 88,384 shares in the company, valued at $7,789,281.92. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd who had been investing in Western Digital Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $24.33B market cap company.

The company during the last trade was able to reach a volume of 0.48 million shares. This will give analytical advantage to a shorter-term trader since it pursues the price more intimately, and consequently produces less "lag" as comparison to the longer-term moving average.

Nisa Investment Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) by 1.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500. The insider Verbeck Robert E sold 2,522 shares worth $616,499. Optimum has 7,878 shares for 0.21% of their portfolio. Muilenburg Dennis A also sold $13.84 million worth of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) on Monday, July 31. Docter Jan L sold $4.69M worth of The Priceline Group Inc. A ratio under 1 points out that the company's liabilities are higher than its assets and indicates that the company may be unable to pay off its obligations when they fall short. That activity is comparable to their recent volume average trend of almost 0.75 million shares which they recorded over a period of three months. PCLN's profit will be $687.65M for 34.03 P/E if the $14.10 EPS becomes a reality. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 226,188 shares. WDC's debt-to-equity ratio is 1.09 versus a D/E of 0.00 for PSTG.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. 115 funds opened positions while 384 raised stakes. The data storage provider reported $3.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $3.01 by $0.55. Investors of record on Friday, December 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.50 per share. Stack Financial Mngmt accumulated 200,706 shares. Toronto Dominion Savings Bank has invested 0% in The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD). (NYSE:LOW). Moreover, Advisors Preferred Limited Liability Company has 0.05% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Mutual Of America Limited Liability Company invested in 0.12% or 86,014 shares. Aspiriant stated it has 1,105 shares. (NYSE:LOW). The Tennessee-based Pinnacle Fincl Partners has invested 0.03% in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Cambridge Rech Advisors reported 12,754 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas owns 3,952 shares. Truepoint has 0.03% invested in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA).

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Artemis Investment Management Llp decreased its stake in Western Digital Corp (WDC) by 53.11% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Catawba Va stated it has 1.21% in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Andra Ap reported 0.08% stake. Ssi Inc invested in 2,316 shares. Gam Ag holds 0.37% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) or 101,430 shares. Therefore 61% are positive. Boeing has $430.0 highest and $125 lowest target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 27 by Citigroup. Finally, Benchmark reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Western Digital in a research report on Monday, September 25th. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, December 12 by Wells Fargo. As per Thursday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, January 15. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by BMO Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of TXN in report on Thursday, April 28 with "Market Perform" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 17. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Wednesday, June 21 with "Buy". The stock of The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ:MIDD) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, September 7 by Deutsche Bank. Adage Prns Gp Limited Liability owns 0.09% invested in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 419,837 shares. They expect $3.44 earnings per share, up 73.74 % or $1.46 from last year's $1.98 per share. DeMaria Jacqueline also sold $1.21 million worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) on Thursday, August 3. Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 3.28 million shares. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT now owns 5,920,657 shares of the data storage provider's stock valued at $511,545,000 after purchasing an additional 278,951 shares in the last quarter. It also increased its holding in Old Dominion Freig (NASDAQ:ODFL) by 3,600 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3,688 shares, and has risen its stake in Lincoln National C (NYSE:LNC).

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $6.56 million activity. The insider BHATIA MANISH H sold 20,130 shares worth $1.66 million. CORDANO MICHAEL D had sold 9,404 shares worth $834,210 on Monday, September 18. Advsrs Asset has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC).

Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. Therefore 69% are positive. Western Digital has a 12-month low of $70.59 and a 12-month high of $95.77. The stock's average target of $105.13 is 26.48% above today's ($83.12) share price.

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