Seagate (STX) +4.8% AH after guiding on its FQ3 call for FQ4 revenue of $3.3B-$3.45B, in-line...

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Seagate (STX) +4.8% AH after guiding on its FQ3 call for FQ4 revenue of $3.3B-$3.45B, in-line with a $3.35B consensus and easing PC-related concerns. Western Digital (WDC) +1.6%. In prepared remarks, Seagate estimates the hard drive industry saw 136M shipments in FQ3, nearly even with the 135.4M estimated by WDC. Seagate pegs its share at 41%, down from FQ2's 43%; WDC claims its share rose 80 bps Q/Q to 44.4%. High-margin enterprise drive sales rose 3% Q/Q to 7.5M (boosted by Web/cloud storage); PC drives -7% to 36.6M, "non-compute" drives down slightly to 11.6M. Gross margin was flat Q/Q at 27.6%. (slides)