This is what analysts have to say about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) after last week.

January 23, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

 This is what analysts have to say about 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 improved, 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.
Oregon Employees Retirement Fund owns 11,918 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, Two Sigma Securities Llc has 0.08% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Voloridge Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.21% or 86,003 shares in its portfolio. Strategic Glob Advsrs Limited Com, a California-based fund reported 11,860 shares. Dimensional Fund L P has 89,298 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Navellier Assoc Inc has 36,786 shares. Adirondack holds 75 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Massachusetts Serv Ma reported 31,538 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt Incorporated, a California-based fund reported 210,157 shares. Banque Pictet Cie Sa holds 0.09% or 37,200 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Co, Massachusetts-based fund reported 175,869 shares. Oak Assoc Limited Oh has 1.22% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). Cap Fund Mgmt holds 0.23% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) or 298,919 shares. Numeric Invsts Llc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 43,581 shares. Blackrock has 0.04% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW).

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $7.02 million activity. 6,000 shares were sold by Rowe Zane, worth $646,920. Krysler P. Kevan sold $1.48M worth of stock or 13,751 shares. On Wednesday, January 3 the insider Carli Maurizio sold $335,220. $2.82 million worth of stock was sold by Raghuram Rangarajan (Raghu) on Tuesday, December 12.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) Ratings Coverage

Among 46 analysts covering VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. VMware Inc had 160 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, November 5 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 25 by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) rating on Monday, August 14. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $11500 target. Morgan Stanley maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) rating on Wednesday, September 27. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $123 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 31 by Oppenheimer. Deutsche Bank maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) on Friday, December 1 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, October 13 by JMP Securities. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of VMW in report on Wednesday, January 27 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest on Wednesday, October 21. Cowen & Co upgraded VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) rating on Thursday, January 11. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $150.0 target. Below is a list of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) latest ratings and price target changes.

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
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

The stock increased 0.48% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $136.69. About 1.26 million shares traded. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 57.35% since January 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 $55.11 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 49.2 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: Globenewswire.com which released: “VMware Helps Retailers Transform Consumer Experiences by Modernizing and …” on January 16, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Why VMware, Inc. Stock Surged 59.2% in 2017” published on January 10, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “VMWare Is No Longer A Bargain Stock” on January 08, 2018. More interesting news about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “Trade of the Day: VMware, Inc. Is Well Positioned for 2018” published on December 28, 2017 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Cowen Survey Paints A Bullish Picture For VMware” with publication date: January 11, 2018.

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