Western Digital Corporation (WDC): Today's Featured Technology Winner

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Western Digital Corporation ( WDC) pushed the Technology sector higher today making it today's featured technology winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Western Digital Corporation rose $1.36 (2.9%) to $47.99 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.5 million shares of Western Digital Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $46.52-$48 after having opened the day at $46.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.63. Other companies within the Technology sector that increased today were: iGo ( IGOI), up 31.3%, Shutterfly ( SFLY), up 20.3%, Take-Two Interactive Software ( TTWO), up 14.1%, and MER Telemanagement Solutions ( MTSL), up 12.3%.
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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. Western Digital Corporation has a market cap of $11.16 billion and is part of the computer hardware industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Western Digital Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Digital Corporation 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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