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Upgrade Alert for Western Digital (WDC)

By James Quinn

Western Digital (NYSE:WDC) was upgraded from Equal Weight to Overweight at Barclays Capital today. The stock closed yesterday at $44.15 on volume of 8.5 million shares, above average daily volume of 6.6 million.

Western Digital (NYSE:WDC) has potential upside of 116.9% based on a current price of $44.15 and analysts' consensus price target of $95.77. Western Digital shares should first meet resistance at the 50-day moving average (MA) of $45.22 and find additional resistance at the 200-day MA of $61.37.

Western Digital Corporation designs and manufactures hard drives for desktop computers and home entertainment applications.

Western Digital share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $99.93 and a 52-week low of $34.99 and closed yesterday at 26% above that low price at $44.15 per share. The 200-day and 50-day moving averages have moved 1.26% lower and 0.83% lower over the past week, respectively.

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Ticker(s): WDC