Western Digital (WDC) EPS Estimated At $3.44; Insight Capital Research & Management Lifted Its Nova Measuring Instruments L (NVMI) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Analysts expect Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) to report $3.44 EPS on January, 24.They anticipate $1.46 EPS change or 73.74% from last quarter’s $1.98 EPS. WDC’s profit would be $1.02B giving it 6.04 P/E if the $3.44 EPS is correct. After having $3.28 EPS previously, Western Digital Corporation’s analysts see 4.88% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.06% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $83.12. About 2.99 million shares traded. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

Insight Capital Research & Management Inc increased Nova Measuring Instruments L (NVMI) stake by 391.34% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Insight Capital Research & Management Inc acquired 40,386 shares as Nova Measuring Instruments L (NVMI)’s stock rose 45.53%. The Insight Capital Research & Management Inc holds 50,706 shares with $1.43 million value, up from 10,320 last quarter. Nova Measuring Instruments L now has $739.42 million valuation. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $26.76. About 131,634 shares traded. Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) has risen 118.55% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 101.85% the S&P500.

Western Digital Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and sells data storage devices and solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $24.59 billion. It offers performance hard disk drives that are used in enterprise servers, data analysis, and other enterprise applications; capacity HDDs and drive configurations for use in data storage systems and tiered storage models; and enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), including NAND-flash SSDs and software solutions that are designed to enhance the performance in various enterprise workload environments. It has a 17.34 P/E ratio. The firm also provides system solutions that offer petabyte scalable capacity; data storage platforms and systems; datacenter software and systems; and HDDs and SSDs for desktop and notebook PCs, gaming consoles, security surveillance systems, and set top boxes.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $6.56 million activity. The insider CORDANO MICHAEL D sold $302,975. $1.21 million worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) was sold by DeMaria Jacqueline. $122,831 worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) was sold by LONG MARK P. 20,130 shares valued at $1.66M were sold by BHATIA MANISH H on Friday, August 18. Sivaram Srinivasan had sold 3,098 shares worth $263,330.

Investors sentiment is 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is without change, as 65 investors sold Western Digital Corporation shares while 212 reduced holdings. only 69 funds opened positions while 240 raised stakes. 240.32 million shares or 2.88% more from 233.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Eqis Cap Inc accumulated 31,092 shares. 1,339 were accumulated by Amer Beacon Inc. Amer National Insur Company Tx reported 71,935 shares. Qci Asset Management invested in 0% or 5 shares. Davenport & Llc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Amalgamated Retail Bank reported 0.09% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 173,785 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Conning holds 8,028 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Price T Rowe Associate Md invested in 3.62 million shares. The New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0.07% in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). Greenwood Capital Ltd Com holds 6,965 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Cypress Cap holds 16,953 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Ameriprise Financial holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) for 4.06M shares. Cadence Cap Mngmt Lc accumulated 51,437 shares or 0.28% of the stock. Boothbay Fund Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.1% or 6,848 shares in its portfolio.

Among 35 analysts covering Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Western Digital had 149 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Monday, November 27. BTIG Research maintained Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) rating on Friday, July 28. BTIG Research has “Buy” rating and $12000 target. As per Wednesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 31 with “Overweight”. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 27 by Maxim Group. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Friday, April 29. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 7. As per Tuesday, July 4, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Needham maintained the stock with “Strong Buy” rating in Thursday, October 27 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 27 by Citigroup.

Among 4 analysts covering Nova Measuring (NASDAQ:NVMI), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Nova Measuring has $32.0 highest and $13 lowest target. $26.25’s average target is -1.91% below currents $26.76 stock price. Nova Measuring had 12 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, February 27 report. The stock of Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, July 29. Benchmark maintained Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) on Friday, January 27 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Needham on Friday, September 1 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Needham. Benchmark initiated it with “Buy” rating and $18.50 target in Wednesday, November 30 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 9 by Needham. Benchmark maintained the shares of NVMI in report on Wednesday, February 15 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 1.45, from 2.45 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 14 investors sold NVMI shares while 24 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 9.04 million shares or 7.44% less from 9.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Group One Trading LP has 0% invested in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Royal Bank Of Canada has 0% invested in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). The Nevada-based Navellier Associate has invested 0.37% in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Clal Ins Enterprises Hldgs Ltd invested 0.41% in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Oppenheimer Inc invested in 101,270 shares or 0.08% of the stock. 948 were reported by State Bank Of America De. Insight Cap Research & Mngmt has 50,706 shares. Moreover, Driehaus Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.06% invested in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) for 50,372 shares. Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited Liability holds 7,300 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Symmetry Peak Management Ltd invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Pdt Partners Ltd Llc has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI). Ativo Capital Management Ltd Liability has 51,531 shares. 50 were accumulated by Glenmede Trust Na. Ghp Investment Advisors Incorporated reported 0.04% stake. Moreover, Vanguard Gp Incorporated has 0% invested in Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVMI) for 533,807 shares.

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