CEO: John F. Coyne
Sept. 28, 2012: $38.73
June 29, 2011: $30.48
Western Digital beats out its rival Seagate to earn the top-performing tech stock in the third quarter with a healthy 27 percent increase during that three-month period. Remarkably, its quarter-end price was well off its high close of the quarter, which was $45.19 on Aug. 17.
In September, Western Digital's HGST subsidiary unveiled a new helium-filled hard-drive platform.