By NASDAQ.com News. June 29, 2015, 09:00:04 AM EDT
Western Digital Corporation ( WDC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 30, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased WDC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $84.45, the dividend yield is 2.37%.
The previous trading day's last sale of WDC was $84.45, representing a -26.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $114.69 and a 1.93% increase over the 52 week low of $82.85.
WDC is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as EMC Corporation ( EMC ) and TE Connectivity Ltd. ( TEL ). WDC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a
company's profitability, is $6.64. Zacks Investment Research reports WDC's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as -3.33%, compared to an industry average of .9%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the WDC Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.
Interested in gaining exposure to WDC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?The following ETF(s) have WDC as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Russell Midcap Pure Growth Portfolio ( PXMG )
- PowerShares DWA Technology Momentum Portfolio ( PTF )
- iShares Russell Mid-cap Value ETF ( IWS )
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF - DNQ ( VOE ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PTF with an increase of 11.98% over the last 100 days. PXMG has the highest percent weighting of WDC at 2.39%.