CEO: Stephen Milligan
Dec. 31, 2012: $42.49
June 28, 2013: $62.09
Western Digital has been expanding the scope of its business through acquisitions, a strategy Wall Street apparently likes given how much the value of the company's stock has risen in the first half of 2013.
In January Western Digital moved to beef up its SMB data storage business by acquiring Arkeia Software, a developer of data protection software and appliances. And in June the company struck a deal to buy sTec in a move that will expand Western Digital's solid-state drive and flash storage offerings.