WDC Western Digital

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  • WDC
  • Price as of: Dec 19, 05:17 PM EST
  • $113.88
  • +$1.52
  • +1.4%
  • Industry
  • Data storage devices
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WDC Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    1.40% Technology Average 3.14%
  • Annual Payout
    $1.60 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    19.4% EPS $8.23
  • Dividend Growth
    1 yr Since 2013
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DARS Rating™ Breakdown

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Relative Strength Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock is at the top of its six-month trading range.
Overall Yield Attractiveness Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock's dividend yield is adequate.
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Dividend Uptrend Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Dividend payouts are consistent, but increases small.
Earnings Growth Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Earnings estimates are uptrending.
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Growth History

WDC Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for WDC NA% 110.0% 1 year
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

WDC Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.0500 2013 110.0%
$0.5000 2012 NA
Historical Dividend Data

WDC Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.4000 2014-11-05 2014-12-30 2015-01-02 2015-01-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2014-08-04 2014-10-01 2014-10-03 2014-10-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2014-05-14 2014-06-25 2014-06-27 2014-07-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3000 2014-02-06 2014-03-26 2014-03-28 2014-04-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3000 2013-11-13 2013-12-24 2013-12-27 2014-01-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2013-09-19 2013-09-26 2013-09-30 2013-10-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2013-05-16 2013-06-26 2013-06-28 2013-07-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2013-02-14 2013-03-26 2013-03-29 2013-04-15 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2012-12-04 2012-12-12 2012-12-14 2012-12-26 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2012-09-13 2012-09-26 2012-09-28 2012-10-15 Yes Regular Quarter
2-for-1 1997-05-02 1997-06-04 1997-05-20 1997-06-03 NM Stock Split NM
Company Profile

WDC Company Profile

Exchange: NASDAQ
Sector: Technology

This company engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of storage products that enable people to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content. The company principally offers hard drives comprising 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch form factors. It offers hard drives for performance enterprise and capacity enterprise, as well as solid-state drives for embedded applications under the HGST Ultrastar, WD RE, WD XE, and WD SiliconDrive brand names; hard drives and solid-state drives for desktop and mobile PCs under the HGST Deskstar, HGST Travelstar, WD Black, WD Blue, WD Green, WD Red, and WD VelociRaptor brand names; and drives used in consumer electronics, and entertainment and navigation systems used in automobiles under the HGST Cinemaster, HGST Endurastar, WD, and HGST iVDR brand names. It also offers hard drives embedded into WD, HGST, and G-Technology-branded external storage appliances with capacities ranging from 500 GB to 12 TB and using various interfaces, such as USB 2.0, USB 3.0, external SATA, FireWire, and Ethernet network connections. The company sells its products to computer manufacturers, resellers, and retailers worldwide. It serves markets addressing storage opportunities, including enterprise and cloud data centers, client, consumer electronics, backup, the Internet, and other markets, such as automotive and home and small office networking. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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