3 Reasons to Buy Seagate
Together, Seagate (NAS: STX) and Western Digital (NAS: WDC) dominate the hard-drive market, holding around 85% of the market share. This supremacy became even more pronounced when floods reduced the industry supply chain, an event that allowed for significant pricing increases for Seagate and the broader HDD market. With shipments approaching normalized levels, many people fear the effect of the PC's downfall, but the fact remains that the rollout of Microsoft's (NAS: MSFT) Windows 8 operating system, along with the growing popularity of Intel's (NAS: INTC) Ultrabook movement, offers a meaningful short-term tailwind. In fact, today a Baird analyst downgraded SanDisk (NAS: SNDK) on the thesis that Ultrabooks containing hybrid drives were outselling those with pure solid-state drives.
With that as a backdrop, Brenton continues an ongoing series discussing both the bull and bear cases for specific stocks, by diving into the bull case for Seagate.
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