Computer hard drive maker, Western Digital, published quarterly report with estimate-missing earnings of $0.17 per share compared to the $3.63 per share a year ago. The company reported revenue of only $3.67 billion during the quarter, compared to last year’s $5.01 billion, missing estimates by 0.74%.
So the key question for the investors is: what’s next for the stock?
While there are no easy answers, investors may still watch out for the forthcoming quarterly earnings outlook which includes not only company’s current consensus earnings expectations, but also how these expectations have changed over time.
However, estimates revisions trends for the company have been unfavorable, with analysts changing the ratings to ‘sell’ for the stock. This could mean the shares may underperform in near future.
Investors also need to be mindful of the material impact of industry, as Intel (INTC) also provided a disappointing guidance last week as memory chip pricing has stayed in its doldrums so far in 2019.
While WDC is up more than 30% year-to-date, following the quarterly announcement it fell nearly 7% to $47 a share on Monday.