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Western Digital Corp  (NAS:WDC) Dividend Yield %: 4.86% (As of Today)

As of Today, the Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of Western Digital Corp is 4.86%.

NAS:WDC' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6   Max: 5.64
Current: 4.86

0.6
5.64

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Western Digital Corp was 5.64%. The lowest was 0.60%. And the median was 2.28%.

NAS:WDC's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
77% of the 1880 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. NAS:WDC: 4.86 )

Western Digital Corp's Dividend Payout Ratio for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was 0.00.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout ratio of Western Digital Corp is 3.57, which seems too high.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Western Digital Corp was 3.57. The lowest was 0.19. And the median was 0.60.

As of Today, the Forward Dividend Yield % of Western Digital Corp is 4.87%.

Western Digital Corp's Dividends per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was $0.50.

During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 15.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Western Digital Corp was 26.00% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 0.00% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

For more information regarding to dividend, please check our Dividend Page.


Western Digital Corp  (NAS:WDC) Dividend Yield % Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Western Digital Corp Annual Data

Jun09 Jun10 Jun11 Jun12 Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18
Dividend Yield % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.35 2.30 4.23 2.26 2.58

Western Digital Corp Quarterly Data

Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19
Dividend Yield % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.17 2.58 3.42 5.41 0.00

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Western Digital Corp  (NAS:WDC) Dividend Yield % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Western Digital Corp's Dividend Yield % falls into.



Western Digital Corp  (NAS:WDC) Dividend Yield % Calculation

Dividend Yield measures how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price.

Western Digital Corp Recent Full-Year Dividend History

Amount Ex-date Record Date Pay Date Type Frequency Forex Rate
USD 0.5002019-03-282019-03-292019-04-15Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.5002018-12-272018-12-282019-01-14Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.5002018-09-272018-09-282018-10-15Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000
USD 0.5002018-06-282018-06-292018-07-16Cash DividendquarterlyUSD:USD 1.0000

* GuruFocus converts dividend currency to local traded share price currency in order to calculate dividend yield. Please refer to the last column "Forex Rate" in the above table.

Western Digital Corp's Trailing Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Trailing Annual Dividend Yield=Most Recent Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=2/41.10
=4.87 %

Current Share Price is $41.10.
Western Digital Corp's Dividends per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Today is $2.

Western Digital Corp's Forward Annual Dividend Yield (%) for Today is calculated as

Forward Annual Dividend Yield=Forward Full Year Dividend/Current Share Price
=2/41.10
=4.87 %

Current Share Price is $41.10.
Western Digital Corp's Dividends per Share for the forward twelve months is calculated as $0.5 * 4 = $2.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Western Digital Corp  (NAS:WDC) Dividend Yield % Explanation

Over the long term, the return from dividends has been a significant contributor to the total returns produced by equity securities. Studies by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh, and Mike Staunton of Princeton University (2002) found that a market-oriented portfolio, which included reinvested dividends, would have generated nearly 85 times the wealth generated by the same portfolio relying solely on capital gains.

Dividends may also qualify a lower tax rate for investors.

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.

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