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Western Digital

$58.47

0.2 (0.34%)

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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.

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WDC Western Digital
$58.47

0.2 (0.34%)

09/19/16
CHLM
09/19/16
NO CHANGE
CHLM
Craig-Hallum says to buy Western Digital, Seagate, Marvell and AMD
Craig-Hallum analyst Christian Schwab says to buy Western Digital (WDC), Seagate (STX), Marvell (MRVL), and AMD (AMD) following Intel's (INTC) raised Q3 guidance on PC strength. Schwab believes there is solid demand and a healthy pricing environment in both HDD and NAND.
09/26/16
CLVD
09/26/16
NO CHANGE
CLVD
Western Digital checks remain positive, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research said Western Digital research remains positive with continued strong demand for near-line HDDs, potential volume ramp of HGST 10TB helium drives, and strong execution and pricing in NAND. The firm's analyst sees upside to over $6.60 in FY18 earnings, which could support a mid-$70 stock price.
09/28/16
BMUR
09/28/16
NO CHANGE
Target $42
BMUR
Buy
Brean says surveillance a bigger, faster growing drive opportunity than realized
After meeting with executives from Seagate (STX) to discuss the video surveillance market, Brean Capital analyst Ananda Baruah acknowledged that he know believes the market is developing as potentially a much stronger revenue and margin opportunity for the company and peer Western Digital (WDC) than he'd realized. Video surveillance may account for at least 15%-20% of Seagate capacity shipped in 4-5 years and gross margin in the segment is currently about 200bp stronger than corporate average, said Baruah. The analyst, who estimates Seagate could ultimately generate $4.00-$6.00 in annual normalized EPS, keeps a Buy rating and $42 price target on the stock.
09/29/16
LEHM
09/29/16
NO CHANGE
Target $61
LEHM
Overweight
Western Digital is a new Top Pick in IT Hardware at Barclays
Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz recommends investors build positions in Western Digital (WDC) and named it his new Top Pick in IT Hardware, removing Apple (AAPL). Western Digital issued a positive September quarter financial update citing a favorable mix in both HDD and SSD, and particularly good pricing conditions in NAND flash, the analyst wrote. Moskowitz believes the company's commentary is positive for investor sentiment and added it to the top spot given improving end markets, reduced industry manufacturing capacity, and potential for further operational synergies. He recommends investors build or add positions in Western Digital as gross margins should trend upward in the near- to mid-term. Moskowitz rates Western Digital an Overweight with a $61 price target on shares.

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