Are Analysts Bearish VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) After Last Week?

December 7, 2017 - By Michael Collier

 Are Analysts Bearish VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) After Last Week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.33, from 1.54 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 45 investors sold VMware, Inc. shares while 123 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 143 raised stakes. 86.40 million shares or 2.10% more from 84.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Fin Architects reported 1,457 shares. 63,182 are held by Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership. Gilman Hill Asset Mgmt Llc invested 0.21% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Guggenheim Capital Ltd Co, Illinois-based fund reported 86,101 shares. Brown Advisory Secs Lc has 0.05% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). State Common Retirement Fund reported 213,260 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Allsquare Wealth holds 0.03% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 336 shares. Advisory Networks Lc reported 130 shares. Raymond James And Assoc has invested 0.02% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Susquehanna Group Llp invested in 0% or 45,510 shares. Bangor National Bank & Trust reported 0.24% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Creative Planning reported 18,667 shares. Nelson Roberts Advsr Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Ci Invs has 0.03% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) holds 0% or 16 shares in its portfolio.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) Ratings Coverage

Among 46 analysts covering VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. VMware Inc had 156 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Monday, January 9. On Tuesday, July 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 30 by SunTrust. As per Wednesday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 1 by BMO Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) on Monday, August 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, December 1. On Friday, June 2 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. On Friday, August 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. Mizuho maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) rating on Thursday, October 27. Mizuho has “Neutral” rating and $73 target. Below is a list of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) latest ratings and price target changes.

01/12/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Buy New Target: $135.0 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Outperform Old Target: $120.00 New Target: $135.00 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy Old Target: $150.00 New Target: $152.00 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $145.0 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $130.0 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Gabelli Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
01/12/2017 Broker: Drexel Hamilton Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
01/12/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $114 Upgrade
01/12/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $145.0 Maintain
30/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $140.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.47% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $117.22. About 2.31 million shares traded or 21.04% up from the average. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 57.35% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.65% the S&P500.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $47.34 billion. The Company’s virtualization infrastructure solutions includes a suite of services and products designed to deliver a software-defined data center, run on industry-standard desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices; and supports a range of operating system and application environments, as well as networking and storage infrastructures. It has a 42.2 P/E ratio. The firm offers VMware vSphere, a data center platform, which enables users to deploy hypervisor, a layer of software that resides between the operating system and system hardware to enable compute virtualization; storage and availability products that provide data storage and protection options; network and security products; and management and automation products to manage and automate overarching IT processes involved in provisioning IT services and resources to users from initial infrastructure deployment to retirement.

More notable recent VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) news were published by: Marketwired.com which released: “VMware and Carbon Black Fundamentally Transform Current Approaches to Data …” on December 07, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Earnings Reaction History: VMware, Inc., 63.6% Follow-Through Indicator, 7.3 …” published on November 30, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “VMware: Discovering Growth Again” on November 27, 2017. More interesting news about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “VMware, Inc. (VMW) Surges on Year-to-Year Revenue Growth” published on November 30, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “VMware: Stay Long” with publication date: December 01, 2017.

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