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

February 23, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

 Are Analysts Bullish VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) After Last Week?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 42 investors sold VMware, Inc. shares while 122 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. 87.77 million shares or 1.59% more from 86.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
156,821 are owned by Citadel Lc. Bb&T Secs Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Nationwide Fund holds 0.12% or 274,325 shares. Fil Ltd invested 0.02% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Breton Hill Capital Ltd stated it has 0.21% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Blackrock Incorporated invested in 0.04% or 6.39 million shares. 57 are owned by Brandywine Investment Lc. 111,234 are owned by Jag Management Llc. Numeric Investors Ltd Liability Corp has 43,581 shares. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur Company owns 0.19% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 11,850 shares. Harber Asset Ltd Com invested in 116,156 shares or 4.66% of the stock. Pillar Pacific Capital Mgmt Limited stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Nordea Investment Management has invested 0% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Highstreet Asset Management Incorporated invested in 7,119 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Hightower Llc holds 0.04% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) or 48,170 shares.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $7.02 million activity. $335,220 worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) was sold by Carli Maurizio. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $646,920 was sold by Rowe Zane. $2.82M worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) was sold by Raghuram Rangarajan (Raghu). Shares for $1.48M were sold by Krysler P. Kevan on Friday, September 1.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) Ratings Coverage

Among 47 analysts covering VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW), 21 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 25 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. VMware Inc had 166 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest given on Wednesday, October 21. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 26 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VMW in report on Sunday, August 13 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 21 by Maxim Group. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 18. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) earned “Hold” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, June 2. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Tuesday, October 13. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of VMW in report on Friday, June 2 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Pacific Crest with “Overweight” on Thursday, September 3. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $95 target in Wednesday, July 22 report. Below is a list of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) latest ratings and price target changes.

15/02/2018 Broker: Edward Jones Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
05/02/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $160.0 Maintain
05/02/2018 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Hold New Target: $138.0 Downgrade
29/01/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $175.0 Maintain
29/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $160.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Nomura Rating: Reduce New Target: $108 Initiates Coverage On
18/01/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $151.0 Maintain
11/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $150.0 Upgrade
18/12/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Weight New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
12/12/2017 Broker: Gabelli Rating: Hold Downgrade

The stock increased 0.68% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $126.08. About 973,772 shares traded. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 57.35% since February 23, 2017 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 $50.83 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 45.39 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: which released: “Tech Mahindra and VMware Collaborate to Drive Telco Network and Service …” on February 12, 2018, also with their article: “VMware, Inc. Stock Surges on Potential Dell Deal” published on January 26, 2018, published: “Dell explores moves, including possible IPO, deal to buy VMware: report” on January 26, 2018. More interesting news about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) were released by: and their article: “Dell says it will explore IPO or merger with VMware” published on February 02, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “VMware Named a Leader in 2018 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure” with publication date: February 09, 2018.

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