Western Digital Corp (WDC)
Western Digital Corp. develops, manufactures and provides data storage devices and solutions, which address the evolving needs of the information technology industry and the infrastructure that enables the proliferation of data in virtually every industry. The company product portfolio includes hard disk drives, solid-state drives marketed under the HGST, WD and G-Technology brands. It also offers mobile drives for the notebook, PC, gaming markets, serial attached small computer system interface drives, peripheral component interconnect express SSDs, home video recorders, home network storage devices, portable, desktop and personal cloud storage. The company was founded by Alvin B. Phillips in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
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Friday, January 23, 2015
Much like online shopping, the fine art of stock filtering is all about screening against a myriad of personal factors to find your perfect fit. But beware, if the stock doesn’t fit you won’t be able to return it for a refund.
For investors chasing growht stocks, ss useful as historical and current metrics are at identifying a company’s past performance, they won’t indicate what will happen in the future. That’s why stock-picking outfit, Skaffold, overlays historical and current filters with forecast metrics designed to try and predict future performance.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
With the valuations of ASX-listed companies looking increasingly stretched, it’s more important than ever to use Skaffold’s filters to flag which stocks to avoid in 2014. The filters built into Skaffold stock research software help to remove stocks from your radar that aren’t regarded as investment grade – which by Skaffold’s measure is limited to stocks with an A1, A2 or B1 and B2 rating of balance sheet quality and business performance.
Removing ratings that don’t make the grade culls the stocks you should be seriously looking at down to around 160, which is only 10% of the 1,770 ASX-listed entities rated and evaluated by Skaffold’s automated algorithms.
Remember, even good stocks can and do lose their investment grade status for a myriad reasons, which surface following the release of interim and full year results.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
The Australian dollar dipped below US92¢ on June 24 – its lowest point since September 2010 – and mounting projections that it could fall to around US85¢ within two years heralds mixed blessings for stocks on either side of the currency divide.
So if you subscribe to the view that a falling Australian dollar is (among other things) the inevitable by-product of waning foreign investor appetite for $A assets, you also need to ask what this means for the stocks you currently own, and how you can profit from it.
The correlation between the Australian dollar and share price movements – and interest rates, for that matter – has declined somewhat in recent years. Nevertheless, when it comes to identifying the most likely winners and losers within a falling Australian dollar environment, there are some useful guiding principles that you as an investor should understand.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
When is the best time to buy shares? Do you insist on a 20% safety margin across the board? Maybe you’re prepared to pay a little above today’s value because you believe the future value of the business is likely to be materially higher. If you find a great business, and are planning to remain an owner for five years or more, will paying an extra 5 or 10 per cent today really matter if your timeframe as an investor in the business is over 5 or 10 years?
Whatever your approach, be consistent. It’s when investors deviate from their investment approach that trouble can occur. Also remember that you won’t make money on every trade. When it comes to investing, not losing money is just as important as picking the winners.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Integrated Research (ITI) and Objective Corporation (OCL) lost their A1 Skaffold Scores overnight. Macquarie Telecom (MAQ), Resource Equipment (RQL) and Coventry Group (CYG) fell from A2 to A3, and Blue Sky Alternative Investments (BLA) and Pro Medicus (PME) from A2 to A4. Yesterday 87 companies achieved Skaffold’s A2 Score for quality and performance. Today that number stands at 82.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Today when you login to Skaffold, navigate to the Skaffold Score Evaluate screen for AMP Limited, Coca-Cola Amatil, Westfield, Rio Tinto or Westpac (they’re just a few companies whose Skaffold Score changed last night). You’ll notice the 2012 columns look a little different. Skaffold’s interim Scores ensure you have access to the latest reported financial information for every company. Skaffold’s Scores are based on past reported results and do not take into consideration future value forecasts. The Scores are completely objective and manufactured independently of human intervention and personal opinion. Continue reading the see a summary of the companies that reported at 30 June and their resulting interim Skaffold Scores.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Next week we’ll release a major upgrade to Skaffold – interim Skaffold Scores. Interim Skaffold Scores will ensure you have access to the latest reported financial information for every ASX-listed company, and very soon some of the largest listed stocks globally.
Monday, July 02, 2012
More than 50% of the companies listed on the ASX will report their full-year results next month. You can review your portfolio by checking the cash position of the ones you hold and removing those that don’t display high-quality economics. Skaffold has put together a list of large, well-known companies with unhealthy cash positions. Despite having market caps of at least $2 billion, their generally high debt and poor cash flow contribute to Skaffold Scores of B4, B5, C1, C2, C3, C4 or C5.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Australia’s “Big 4” banks make up more than 20% of the Australian stock exchange. After BHP and Rio Tinto, ANZ, Commonwealth, National Australia Bank and Westpac are the largest companies listed on the ASX. Which bank stands out for its history of consistent growth, steady dividend stream, efficiency and good cost control? And which bank is positioned to provide growth over the next three years?