Toshiba seeks chips buyer June 15, blasts bidder Western Digital

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Oppenheimer maintained CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) on Monday, November 2 with "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Friday, May 27. As per Wednesday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $100 target in Thursday, July 30 report. CLSA maintained Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) on Thursday, September 15 with "Outperform" rating.

Sources told Reuters the choice has narrowed to one bid from USA chipmaker Broadcom Ltd and US tech fund Silver Lake and another from Toshiba chip partner Western Digital Corp and Japanese government-related investors. Western Digital Corp's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -133.33%. Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $48 target. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at -83.80% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect 35.48% growth rate. ZAGG's profit will be $3.38 million for 17.81 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. Swiss Bancorporation reported 0.08% stake. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 62,878 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,349,031.46. It also upped Ishares Tr (IWB) stake by 2,475 shares and now owns 62,974 shares. Bluemountain Cap Management Limited Liability Corp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) for 14,976 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.24, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. The fund owned 245,510 shares of the data storage provider's stock after selling 37,821 shares during the period. 127 funds opened positions while 440 raised stakes. The Tennessee-based First Mercantile Tru Com has invested 0.01% in Ecolab Inc. Kames Cap Public Limited Co holds 0% or 539,543 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:WNR) for 8,967 shares. Company insiders own 0.46% of the company's stock. (NYSE:ECL). American Grp Inc stated it has 0.05% in Ecolab Inc. Ibm Retirement Fund reported 26,418 shares. Verition Fund Ltd owns 37,260 shares or 0.22% of their USA portfolio. About 342,983 shares traded. Cibc Asset Management Incorporated stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Ecolab Inc. -0.38 EPS for Symantec Corporation shows how profitable the company is alongside the other key metrics such as volatility. Ing Groep Nv owns 88,665 shares or 0.11% of their U.S. portfolio. Moreover, Macquarie Gp has 0.1% invested in Western Refining, Inc.

The number of shares now held by investors is 291.24 Million. National Asset Mgmt Inc accumulated 4,492 shares. The Minnesota-based Thrivent For Lutherans has invested 0% in Western Refining, Inc. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-five have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 59% are positive. Analysts have placed a $111.1 price target on Western Digital Corporation, suggesting a 24.25% gain from recent close. The stock of Ecolab Inc. On Wednesday, September 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Tudor Pickering to "Buy". The rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse with "Neutral" on Thursday, March 24. The stock of SAP SE (ADR) (NYSE:SAP) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Thursday, July 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with "Equalweight" on Wednesday, October 14. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, December 20 to "Neutral". As per Monday, November 21, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. It seems that Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) might see strength given an ABR of 1.8 or Buy rating. World Asset Management Inc now owns 29,860 shares of the data storage provider's stock valued at $1,746,000 after buying an additional 865 shares during the last quarter. The data storage provider reported $2.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.85 by $0.22.

Since December 8, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 18 insider sales for $27.52 million activity. Also, insider Mark P. Long sold 57,846 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.18, for a total transaction of $3,583,430.76. The shares were sold on May 15th for an average price of $89.54. 34,734 shares valued at $2.61M were sold by BHATIA MANISH H on Monday, February 27. This is built on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Western Digital Corp also was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Hess Rick D had sold 6,000 shares worth $494,700.

Western Digital Corporation is a developer, maker and well-known provider of data storage devices and solutions that address the needs of the information technology (IT) industry and the infrastructure that enables the proliferation of data in virtually every industry. However, if the GOOGL shares go below $986.22 then it would indicate a much weaker market for the company. The Business's portfolio of offerings addresses three categories: Datacenter Devices and Solutions (capacity and performance enterprise hard disk drives (HDDs), enterprise solid state drives (SSDs), datacenter software and system solutions); Client Devices (mobile, desktop, gaming and digital video hard drives, client SSDs, embedded products and wafers), and Client Solutions (removable products, hard drive content solutions and flash content solutions). It now has negative earnings.

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