It can be time to go to the sidelines on Western Digital , according to Deutsche Bank. Analyst Sidney Ho downgraded shares to hold from purchase, citing weak demand forward. The analyst also lowered her price concentrate on on the stock to $40 from $56. The new focus on indicates upside of around 9% from Monday’s shut. “We imagine WDC’s F1Q (Sep) revenue and EPS are tracking under the low conclude of steering, and F2Q (Dec) outlook are also most likely to be meaningfully down below existing Avenue estimates,” Ho wrote in a Monday notice. “Desire has deteriorated throughout the current quarter with MU and STX by now revised their outlook, but our recent sector checks suggest stock adjustments and Flash ASP erosion will possible keep on at least for the future two quarters, and we notice that desire is seasonally weak in 1H CY23,” Ho included. Western Digital is down nearly 44% this year, and about 47% off its 52-week high, as the knowledge storage company contended with softening desire and supply chain problems. The analyst expects people worries will continue heading into the getaway year, citing checks with the offer chain that pointed to further more headwinds. Ho suggests traders maintain off on the stock right up until offer-desire stability returns. “Of individual worry to us is that WDC now expects its absolutely free cash to be adverse in FY23 (ending June 2023),” Ho wrote. “Though we do not see sizeable draw back to the present-day share price tag supplied the stock is investing at ~1.0x EV/Revenue, we also battle to see any meaningful upside in the next 6-9 months as oversupply in the flash memory sector persists and macro problems intensify.” The inventory dipped 1.7% in Tuesday premarket investing. —CNBC’s Michael Bloom contributed to this report.