Goldman raised the price target for the Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) stock from “a Neutral” to “a Buy”. The rating was released on March 05, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on February 24, 2021 by Susquehanna that reiterated the stock to a Positive with a price target of $100 for WDC stock. The stock was upgraded by Evercore ISI, who disclosed in a research note on January 29, 2021, from In-line to Outperform and set the price objective to $80. In their research brief published January 29, 2021, Cowen analysts reiterated the Western Digital Corporation stock to Outperform with a price target of $65.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) dipped -2.18% to close Thursday’s market session at $67.82, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $66.26 and $68.58 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2794749 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 4.03 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -4.71% within the last five trades and -10.41% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 26.98% in the last 6 months and -7.02% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. WDC stock is trading at a margin of -4.82%, -5.64% and 16.20% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, WDC deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading -13.26 percent below its 52-week high and 102.27 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 59.57. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Western Digital Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 4.90 percent and the profit margin is 2.10 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 24.90 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $20.98 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) is 60.02. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 7.55. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 1.29 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.09, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.30 percent of Western Digital Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 81.40 percent are held by financial institutions. RAY MICHAEL CHARLES, the EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Sec at Western Digital Corporation (WDC) has sold 22,735 shares of firm on Jan 29 at a price of $59.92 against the total amount of $1.36 million.