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Information Technology : Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals | Mid Cap Value
Company profile

Western Digital Corporation (Western Digital) is a developer, manufacturer and 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. The Company'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). The Company develops and manufactures a portion of the recording heads and magnetic media used in its hard drive products.


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UPDATE: Short-sellers have made a killing on these 5 stocks so far this year

11:43 am ET October 27, 2020 (MarketWatch)

Shawn Langlois

The beatdown of all those who have bet against Elon Musk and Tesla's (TSLA) stock has been well-chronicled. In fact, that ill-fated wager owns the crown of "worst short call (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/only-one-stock-has-crushed-short-sellers-more-than-apple-amazon-and-alibaba-over-the-past-5-years-11603732238)" of the past five years, beating out other notable short-slayers like Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN).

Of course, not all shorts have been caught on the wrong side of the technology leaders of this bull run. Plenty have managed to cash in on the struggles of some of the market's biggest names in 2020.

Topping the list of winners for those who bet on falling stocks, according to S3 Partners data cited by the ValueWalk blog (https://www.valuewalk.com/2020/10/top-10-best-shorts-of-2020/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds), is oil giant ExxonMobil (XOM), which has delivered mark-to-market profits of $1.7 billion so far this year for short sellers. Rising crude inventories and dropping oil prices have been a gift to short-sellers, as the stock has lost more than half its value so far this year. It didn't help that ExxonMobil lost its status as a Dow component (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/exxon-out-salesforce-amgen-honeywell-added-to-dow-because-of-apple-stock-split-2020-08-24?mod=article_inline).

Next up, AT&T (T), the telecom company which has been bogged down with a hefty debt load, job cuts, asset sales and disappointing numbers for its pay TV platforms. Music to the shorts' ears, as they've enjoyed mark-to-market profits of more than $1.5 billion.

Rounding out the list of the top five best shorts in 2020 are Wells Fargo (WFC) and Simon Property Group (SPG) , both delivering more than $1.3 billion in profits for shorts, and Raytheon (RTX) , which has resulted in a $1.2-billion win.

Meanwhile, the bears enjoyed a steep selloff to start the week. At last check, Tuesday's trading session saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average , Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 hold mostly steady after the dismal showing on Monday.

-Shawn Langlois; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com

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October 27, 2020 11:43 ET (15:43 GMT)

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