Western Digital Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (WDC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Western Digital Corporation (Nasdaq: WDC) is tomorrow, September 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $40.40 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for Western Digital has been 4.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Digital has a market cap of $9.66 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 29.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Western Digital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, 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. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.1, above the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 5.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Western Digital as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Western Digital Ratings Report.

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