Western Digital (WDC) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Benchmark

The Loews Corp holds 149,910 shares with $13.28 million value, down from 174,910 last quarter. Western Digital has a 1-year low of $66.80 and a 1-year high of $95.77. The stock decreased 1.96% or $1.622 during the last trading session, reaching $81.018.

Western Digital declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 9th that permits the company to buyback $2.10 billion in outstanding shares. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500. North Star Investment Corp reported 1,000 shares. (MSI) stake by 15.48% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co holds 428,700 shares. (MSI)'s stock rose 1.92%. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 102,202 shares of the company's stock, valued at $9,114,374.36. Motorola Solutions Inc. now has $15.02 billion valuation. Insiders own 0.46% of the company's stock. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since December 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.23% the S&P500.

River Road Asset Management Llc increased Asbury Automotive Group Inc. About 2.85 million shares traded. Qep Resources Inc. (NYSE:QEP) was raised too.

Investors sentiment is 1.12 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. 101 funds opened positions while 216 raised stakes. Andra Ap has 40,000 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Credit Agricole S A accumulated 681,343 shares. (NYSE:MSI). Segantii Capital Limited has invested 1.04% of its portfolio in Motorola Solutions, Inc. Three Bays Capital Lp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.07 million shares. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-seven have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 6,305 shares. Amica Retiree Med Trust reported 2,203 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,834 shares in the company, valued at approximately $931,398.98. Trustmark Fincl Bank Trust Department holds 142,897 shares. Vetr cut Western Digital from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $95.94 target price for the a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 2 by Bank of America. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $113.10. The rating was upgraded by Northcoast on Tuesday, May 30 to "Buy". The firm's market cap is $27.18 billion. Deutsche Bank maintained Motorola Solutions, Inc. The company was maintained on Monday, August 24 by Susquehanna. The firm has "Sell" rating by UBS given on Thursday, September 10. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, October 6.

Analysts await IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:MSI) to report earnings on February, 1. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.18 earnings per share. WDC's profit will be $993.84 million for 6.16 P/E if the $3.36 EPS becomes a reality. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, October 2 by Robert W. Baird. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 41 investors sold WDC shares while 243 reduced holdings. Envestnet Asset reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Sun Life Financial Incorporated invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Petrus Tru Com Lta reported 4,343 shares stake. Cap World Invsts accumulated 11.50M shares or 0.24% of the stock. Amer National Insurance Tx reported 72,072 shares stake. Central Asset Invests & Mgmt Holdings (Hk) Limited has invested 15.07% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. Texas Yale Corp has 6,037 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Assetmark invested in 0% or 249 shares. Independent Consultants Inc owns 0% invested in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 110 shares. Tradewinds Ltd Liability holds 1,111 shares. Over the last three months, insiders sold 187,826 shares of company stock worth $16,390,713. The insider DeMaria Jacqueline sold $1.21 million. 20,130 shares were sold by BHATIA MANISH H, worth $1.66 million on Friday, August 18. Calamos Advsrs Lc has 0.03% invested in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 45,377 shares. Also, CFO Mark P. Long sold 4,467 shares of Western Digital stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. Therefore 71% are positive. Maxim Group reissued a "buy" rating and set a $108.00 price target on shares of Western Digital Corporation in a research note on Wednesday. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight" on Monday, November 27. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 31. Evercore ISI reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $130.00 price objective on shares of Western Digital in a research note on Wednesday. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets. (NYSE:Q) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, October 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, June 26 report. As per Wednesday, September 13, the company rating was downgraded by Summit Redstone Partners.

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