Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, disk drive specialist Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Western Digital and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Western Digital facts



Headquarters (founded)

Irvine, Calif. (1970)

Market Cap

$15.0 billion


Computer storage and peripherals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$15.4 billion


CEO Stephen Milligan

CFO Wolfgang Nickl

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$4.3 billion/$2.0 billion

Divided Yield




Seagate Technology 

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 1,402 members who have rated Western Digital believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, All-Star PatrickTMF, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Western Digital is a long time player and first mover in the hard drive and data storage business. They are a solid company with a forward P/E just below 8 as I write this pitch. It also distributes a decent dividend which is always a plus in my investment book. Also inside ownership, profit margins, and ROE are all in the double digits. The business has solid financials with an equally solid track record.