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

December 7, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

 Are Analysts Bullish VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) After Last Week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.33, from 1.54 in 2017Q1. It worsened, 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.
State Street Corporation owns 1.81 million shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Dodge Cox accumulated 9.01 million shares. Swiss Retail Bank holds 0.04% or 422,061 shares. Kbc Grp Nv reported 353,168 shares. Shell Asset holds 0.48% or 220,868 shares in its portfolio. Winslow Evans And Crocker holds 0% or 6,550 shares in its portfolio. Sandler Capital Mgmt invested in 0.3% or 31,180 shares. First Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 768,168 shares. Utah Retirement accumulated 13,048 shares. Sandy Spring Bancorp accumulated 0% or 100 shares. First Personal Ser owns 97 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) owns 6,243 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Aqr Cap Mngmt Llc stated it has 1.10 million shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Invest Management reported 288,962 shares. United Svcs Automobile Association has 0.02% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW).

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. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, June 2 report. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Hold”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, July 22 by Oppenheimer. On Friday, December 1 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 11. Cowen & Co maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) on Monday, August 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, October 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Summit Redstone Partners on Tuesday, November 1. On Monday, January 9 the stock rating was downgraded by UBS to “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, October 21, the company rating was downgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt. 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 2.31M 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: Seekingalpha.com which released: “VMware: Stellar Q3 Means The Growth Is Likely To Continue” on December 02, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “VMware Inc. Q3 Profit Advances 14%” published on November 30, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “VMware: Stay Long” on December 01, 2017. More interesting news about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Earnings Reaction History: VMware, Inc., 63.6% Follow-Through Indicator, 7.3 …” published on November 30, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “VMware: Discovering Growth Again” with publication date: November 27, 2017.

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