Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW) Quarterly Sentiment Change Report

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

 Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW) Quarterly Sentiment Change Report

Sentiment for Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW)

Vmware Inc (NYSE:VMW) institutional sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. The ratio has improved, as 200 institutional investors opened new and increased equity positions, while 164 cut down and sold their stock positions in Vmware Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now possess: 87.77 million shares, up from 86.40 million shares in 2017Q2. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Vmware Inc in their top 10 equity positions increased from 5 to 9 for an increase of 4. Sold All: 42 Reduced: 122 Increased: 138 New Position: 62.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $53.43 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 47.71 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.

The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $132.53. About 1.19M shares traded. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 57.35% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.65% the S&P500.

Cisco Systems Inc. holds 49.81% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. for 3.53 million shares. Harber Asset Management Llc owns 116,156 shares or 4.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc has 3.78% invested in the company for 259,509 shares. The California-based Bender Robert & Associates has invested 2.85% in the stock. Gmt Capital Corp, a Georgia-based fund reported 1.18 million shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $5.73 million activity.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 48% of VMware Inc’s analysts are positive. Out of 46 Wall Street analysts rating VMware Inc, 22 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 24 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $50 while the high is $152. The stock’s average target of $106.19 is -19.87% below today’s ($132.53) share price. VMW was included in 159 notes of analysts from July 22, 2015. The rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton with “Buy” on Friday, April 7. Stifel Nicolaus maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) on Monday, November 27 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 25 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 21 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 27 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Susquehanna downgraded the shares of VMW in report on Wednesday, October 21 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, August 14. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 30 by Jefferies.

More important recent VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “VMWare Is No Longer A Bargain Stock” on January 08, 2018, also Fool.com published article titled: “Why VMware, Inc. Stock Surged 59.2% in 2017”, Benzinga.com published: “Even After A Yearlong Run, KeyBanc Says VMware Is Attractively Valued” on December 18, 2017. More interesting news about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) was released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Trade of the Day: VMware, Inc. Is Well Positioned for 2018” with publication date: December 28, 2017.

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