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December 18, 2012
10:13 EDTSTXSeagate moves higher, potential bullish pattern near to triggering
The shares are outperforming the broader indexes today, last up over 3.4%. There is a potential bullish pattern on the daily chart, a bullish, inverted, head and shoulders, that will become active on a breakout above $30. Upside potential for that pattern, if it becomes active and reaches its full potential, is to the $35 area. Resistance is at $30. Support is at $28.62.
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July 30, 2014
13:14 EDTSTXEarnings Preview: Western Digital shares rise ahead of Q4 report
Western Digital (WDC) is set to report fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday, July 30, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. Western Digital provides digital content storage solutions, and is primarily engaged in the sale of hard drives for both personal and business use. EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for earnings per share of $1.74 on revenue of $3.59B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.66-$1.88 on revenue of $3.54B-$3.69B. On its third quarter earnings conference call, the company said it sees Q4 EPS of $1.65-$1.75, which was below then-consensus estimates for $1.89. Western Digital also guided to Q4 revenue of $3.5B-$3.6B, which was roughly in-line with then-estimates for $3.74B. The company’s Q4 outlook marked the third consecutive quarter that its guidance disappointed. LAST QUARTER: On Wednesday April 30, Western Digital reported Q3 EPS of $1.94 on revenue of $3.7B, which compared to estimates for earnings of $1.88 on revenue of $3.74B. STREET RESEARCH: Wall Street research has been fairly quiet on Western Digital during the quarter. On May 14, Barclays upgraded Western Digital to Overweight from Equalweight citing the potential for increased buyback activity and cost synergies. The firm raised its price target for the shares to $98 from $95. On July 1, Brean Capital noted that it sees "material" earnings upside in the June quarter for Western Digital and Seagate (STX). The firm explained that it loves both stocks in regards to the short and long terms and it urged investors to get into the names at current levels. Brean had a $125 price target for Western Digital. Deutsche Bank increased its price target on Western Digital to $118 from $100 on July 14, citing expectations that PC market strength will continue and that enterprise will recover in 2H14. Deutsche said it expected Western Digital to report June quarter results above guidance due to market share gains and it maintained the stock with a Buy rating. On July 16, RW Baird upgraded Western Digital to Outperform from Neutral citing PC strength and renewed traction in Hyperscale Cloud and Enterprise. The firm upped its price target on the shares to $120 from $95. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Western Digital have increased 15.63% since last quarter's earnings report. In afternoon trading ahead of its Q4 report, Western Digital is up almost 1% to $101.50.
July 18, 2014
08:51 EDTSTXSeagate upgraded to Buy from Hold at Craig-Hallum
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07:40 EDTSTXSeagate shares could trade as high as $100, says Brean Capital
Brean Capital remains bullish on Seagate following its Q4 results. The firm expects solid industry demand and improved gross margins and believes the company's revenue guidance is conservative. The firm has a Buy rating and $70 price target on Seagate, but said its stock could trade as high as $100 if earnings, free cash flow, and enterprise value hit the top end of its potential range.
07:25 EDTSTXWestern Digital has positive read through from Seagate results, says RBC Capital
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July 17, 2014
18:31 EDTSTXOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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17:56 EDTSTXWestern Digital down 1.2% after peer Seagate reports Q4 results
17:52 EDTSTXSeagate comes off after hours lows after Q1 revenue guidance
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17:49 EDTSTXSeagate sees Q1 revenue at least $3.55B, consensus $3.54B
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16:09 EDTSTXSeagate falls after results, levels to watch
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16:02 EDTSTXSeagate reports Q4 EPS $1.10, consensus $1.10
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15:26 EDTSTXNotable companies reporting after market close
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11:54 EDTSTXStocks with call strike movement; SNDK STX
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08:14 EDTSTXSeagate July weekly volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Seagate July weekly call option implied volatility is at 47, August is at 31, September is at 26, December is at 25; compared to its 26-week average of 33 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on July 21.

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