Western Digital Corporation [NASDAQ: WDC] dipped by -2.03% on the last trading session, reaching $49.31 price per share at the time. Western Digital Corporation represents 297.88M in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $14.99B with the latest information.

The Western Digital Corporation traded at the price of $49.31 with 1.87 million shares were bought and sold during the latest trading session. Over the period of the last 3 months, the average trading volume of WDC shares recorded 4.62M.

Western Digital Corporation [NASDAQ:WDC]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 33.83 to 65.31. This is compared to its latest closing price of $50.33.

Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Thu 23 Jan (In 52 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Western Digital Corporation [WDC]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Western Digital Corporation [WDC] sitting at +1.53 and its Gross Margin at +22.64, this company’s Net Margin is now -9.90%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 1.17, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached -1.30%. Its Return on Equity is -7.01, and its Return on Assets is -2.71. These metrics suggest that this Western Digital Corporation does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

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Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Western Digital Corporation [WDC] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 105.57. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 51.35, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 39.90. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 0.54, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 102.80.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 10.67 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 5.10. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.41, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.50. Western Digital Corporation [WDC] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.41, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 9.00.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Western Digital Corporation [WDC] earns $268,107 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 9.74 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.60. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.36 and its Current Ratio is 2.22. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Western Digital Corporation [WDC] has 297.88M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $14.99B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 33.83 to 65.31. At its current price, it has moved down by -24.50% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 45.76% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.79, which indicates that it is 2.35% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 40.67. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Western Digital Corporation [WDC] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Western Digital Corporation [WDC], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.