Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Equitec Specialists LLC Position In Western Digital Corp (Put) (WDC) Was Raised

According to 30 stock analysts, Western Digital Corporation, is being kept at an average Outperform, rating, with at least 3.54% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

John C. Walker increased its stake in Och (OZM) by 81.07% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mufg Americas accumulated 1,431 shares or 0% of the stock. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 48,084 shares of the data storage provider's stock valued at $2,811,000 after buying an additional 1,929 shares in the last quarter. Lowes Companies Inc now has $83.69B valuation. The stock increased 2.45% or $7.86 during the last trading session, reaching $328.12. This will give analytical advantage to a shorter-term trader since it pursues the price more intimately, and consequently produces less "lag" as comparison to the longer-term moving average. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 19.17% the S&P500.

Analysts await GNC Holdings, Inc. BTIG Research maintained Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) on Friday, July 28 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 25% are positive. Lowe's Companies Inc. had 76 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, October 25 report.

Waking on tracing line of previous stocks, Marriott International, Inc. Barclays Capital has "Overweight" rating and $61 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WDC in report on Thursday, July 30 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Sell" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, August 17.

Among 37 analysts covering Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 18 Hold.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, April 29 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by Maxim Group to "Buy" on Tuesday, June 7. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to "Outperform" on Friday, December 11. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 27 with "Overweight".

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $6.56 million activity. The company has a current ratio of 2.64, a quick ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07. Through this figure traders can analyze that WDC show whether or not a stock now most active and standing in buying side or sell side.

Investors sentiment is 1.12 in Q3 2017. The data storage provider reported $1.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.13.

Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees increased Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) stake by 8,272 shares to 63,605 valued at $4.95M in 2017Q3. 589.78 million shares or 2.68% less from 606.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Piedmont Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation owns 5,369 shares. That activity is comparable to their recent volume average trend of almost 0.75 million shares which they recorded over a period of three months. Oak Associates Oh accumulated 45,460 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Hawaii invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Lowe's Companies, Inc. Evercore Wealth Management Limited Co has invested 0% in Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM).

United Bank Inc. holds 14.53% of its portfolio in United Bankshares, Inc. for 983,710 shares. Lord Abbett And Company Llc has 2.60M shares. Aqr Cap Ltd Company invested in 0.57% or 5.55M shares.

Artemis Investment Management Llp, which manages about $4.87 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Sealed Air Corp New (NYSE:SEE) by 204,054 shares to 261,316 shares, valued at $11.17M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Clifford Swan Counsel Ltd reported 1.58% stake. (NYSE:GNC). Oz Mngmt LP has 106,500 shares. Pinnacle invested 0.33% of its portfolio in The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA). Stanley-Laman Group Ltd bought 9,666 shares as the company's stock declined 9.02% while stock markets rallied. It is without change, as 65 investors sold Western Digital Corporation shares while 212 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 240.32 million shares or 2.88% more from 233.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

Western Digital Corporation (Western Digital) is a developer, manufacturer and provider of data storage devices and solutions that address the needs of the information technology (IT) industry and the infrastructure that enables the proliferation of data in virtually every industry. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,834 shares in the company, valued at $931,398.98. Western Digital Corporation has a one year low of $70.59 and a one year high of $95.77. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the shares of OZM in report on Wednesday, November 4 to "Market Perform" rating. Tcw Grp owns 1.22% invested in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 1.78 million shares. Inc. increased its holdings in Western Digital by 0.6% during the second quarter. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Communications Limited reported 0.4% stake. Susquehanna maintained Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) rating on Monday, August 24. First Republic Investment Mngmt reported 665,535 shares stake. With these types of results to display analysts, are more optimistic than before, leading 22 of analysts who cover Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) advice their clients to include it in their buy candidate list.

Ratings analysis reveals 69% of Western Digital's analysts are positive. The firm's revenue was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Western Digital will post 12.21 EPS for the current fiscal year. As per Wednesday, December 13, the company rating was maintained by Loop Capital Markets.

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