Mizuho lifts Western Digital Corporation [WDC] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Western Digital Corporation [NASDAQ: WDC] stock went on an upward path that rose over 0.56% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -8.88%. The company report on February 10, 2023 that Western Digital to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conference.

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Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced management participation in the upcoming investor conference:.

Event: Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom ConferenceDate: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 8:35 a.m. PT / 11:35 a.m. ET.

Over the last 12 months, WDC stock dropped by -25.51%. The one-year Western Digital Corporation stock forecast points to a potential upside of 15.2. The average equity rating for WDC stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $13.01 billion, with 318.00 million shares outstanding and 316.77 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.91M shares, WDC stock reached a trading volume of 5264231 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Western Digital Corporation [WDC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WDC shares is $46.92 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WDC stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Mizuho have made an estimate for Western Digital Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 10, 2023. The new note on the price target was released on January 23, 2023, representing the official price target for Western Digital Corporation stock. On December 15, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for WDC shares from 43 to 31.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Western Digital Corporation is set at 1.43, with the Price to Sales ratio for WDC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.83. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.04, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.72.

WDC Stock Performance Analysis:

Western Digital Corporation [WDC] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -8.88. With this latest performance, WDC shares dropped by -3.19% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -13.22% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -25.51% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WDC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.02, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 35.30, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.59 for Western Digital Corporation [WDC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 38.19, while it was recorded at 40.71 for the last single week of trading, and 42.41 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Western Digital Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Western Digital Corporation [WDC] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.52 and a Gross Margin at +32.83. Western Digital Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.98.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 13.08, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.73.

Western Digital Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WDC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Western Digital Corporation go to -12.32%.

Western Digital Corporation [WDC] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $11,024 million, or 89.60% of WDC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WDC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 37,341,622, which is approximately 1.946% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 25,734,282 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.02 billion in WDC stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $822.22 million in WDC stock with ownership of nearly 93.085% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Western Digital Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Tuesday and at the time of the Tuesday reporting period, where 256 institutional holders increased their position in Western Digital Corporation [NASDAQ:WDC] by around 45,362,603 shares. Additionally, 307 investors decreased positions by around 44,483,878 shares, while 78 investors held positions by with 187,200,392 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 277,046,873 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WDC stock had 67 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,849,304 shares, while 107 institutional investors sold positions of 11,403,541 shares during the same period.


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