Vmware INC (VMW) Holder Gillespie Robinson & Grimm INC Has Lowered Its Position by $3.04 Million as Share Price Rose

June 20, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.13, from 0.87 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 68 investors sold VMW shares while 154 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 79.49 million shares or 10.15% less from 88.47 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 5,838 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Pointstate LP owns 14,566 shares. Fdx Inc holds 0.04% or 11,595 shares in its portfolio. First Advsr LP holds 1.02 million shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Clinton Gp has 0.77% invested in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) for 58,923 shares. Utah Retirement stated it has 12,548 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Pictet Cie (Europe) Sa holds 0.16% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) or 7,900 shares. Svcs Automobile Association holds 0.03% in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) or 79,184 shares. Voya Investment Limited Company has 167,676 shares. Lord Abbett & Limited, a New Jersey-based fund reported 116,053 shares. Aviance Cap Mngmt Ltd invested in 0.02% or 2,518 shares. Investec Asset Mngmt North America holds 1.65% or 178,925 shares. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Ltd accumulated 1,609 shares. Forte Ltd Company Adv stated it has 1.2% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). National Asset Incorporated reported 0.04% of its portfolio in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW).

Since January 3, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $5.91 million activity. $4.28 million worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) shares were sold by RAMASWAMI RAJIV. POONEN SANJAY sold $1.30M worth of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) on Tuesday, January 9.

Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc decreased its stake in Vmware Inc (VMW) by 9.95% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc sold 25,120 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.05% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 227,444 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $27.58M, down from 252,564 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc who had been investing in Vmware Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.66 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $151.54. About 37,121 shares traded. VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has risen 41.00% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.43% the S&P500.

Analysts await VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) to report earnings on August, 23. They expect $0.97 earnings per share, up 10.23 % or $0.09 from last year’s $0.88 per share. VMW’s profit will be $394.66 million for 39.06 P/E if the $0.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.87 actual earnings per share reported by VMware, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.49 % EPS growth.

More notable recent VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “VMware Partners Honored at Annual Partner Leadership Summit” on May 24, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Another Strong Quarter for VMware Amid Dell Deal Uncertainty” published on June 04, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Dell Going Public Just Got More Interesting” on May 22, 2018. More interesting news about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Pivotal: A Long Time Coming” published on June 19, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “VMware Extends Commitment to US Public Sector with VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US)” with publication date: June 20, 2018.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) Ratings Coverage

Among 20 analysts covering VMware (NYSE:VMW), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. VMware has $175.0 highest and $108 lowest target. $150.20’s average target is -0.88% below currents $151.54 stock price. VMware had 27 analyst reports since January 11, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 29 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, March 2. The stock of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, June 1 by Credit Suisse. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $150 target in Friday, June 1 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 11 by Cowen & Co. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, March 6 report. Edward Jones downgraded the shares of VMW in report on Thursday, February 15 to “Hold” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) rating on Thursday, January 18. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $151.0 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, June 1 by BMO Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) rating on Friday, June 1. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $150 target.

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