| 2016-10-03 08:49:51|
WDC 08:49 10/03 10/03/16
Western Digital see upside to recent preannouncement at RBC Capital
RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani raised his September quarter and FY17 estimates ahead of Western Digital s already preannounced range and sees sustainable tailwinds across its HDD and NAND portfolio. Daryanani sees 5%-10% earnings upside versus the early positive preannouncement in early September and believes shares can continue to inflect higher through the end of CY16 from better PC + Hyperscale tailwinds driving core HDD, NAND demand uptick, acquisition cost take-out benefits, and tailwinds from lower interest expense and potential tax rate as well. The analyst rates Western Digital an Outperform and raised his price target to $65 from $60 on shares.