Analyst Upside Underscores Impressive Expected Growth for Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC)

Shaers of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) have been recommended as a long term growth pick according to Beta Research.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $38.78, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 12.30% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 6.10% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

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Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC)’s stock was -51.24%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -7.73%, -31.92% over the last quarter, and  -51.89% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Western Digital Corporation’s stock is -34.54% off of the high and -2.40% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -63.74% (High), -2.40%, (Low). 

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $68.56 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.40 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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