Trend Analysis VMware Inc. (VMW) is -1.26% lower this YTD. Is...

VMware Inc. (VMW) is -1.26% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


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VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.27% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of more than -2.69%. Over the last 12 months, VMW stock rose by 0.66%. The one-year VMW stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.21, with the average price target set at $182.28 per share. The average equity rating for VMW stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for VMW stock reached $62.22 billion, with 415.19 million shares outstanding and 78.54 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.12M shares, VMW reached a trading volume of 1044597 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about VMware Inc. (VMW)?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VMW shares is $180.81 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VMW stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Piper Jaffray have made an estimate for VMware Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on December 10, 2019. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price from $188 to $170. The new note on the price target was released on October 16, 2019, representing the official price target for VMware Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $140 to $180, while Wells Fargo kept a Outperform rating on VMW stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for VMware Inc. is set at 3.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for VMW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.38. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 10.55, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.88. Price to Free Cash Flow for VMW in the course of the last twelve months was 17.68 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

How has VMW stock performed recently?

VMware Inc. (VMW) fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.69. With this latest performance, VMW shares gained by 0.77% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 0.66% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VMW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 42.57, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 41.13, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.44 for VMware Inc. (VMW). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 157.30, while it was recorded at 151.52 for the last single week of trading, and 166.67 for the last 200 days.

VMware Inc. (VMW): Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and VMware Inc. (VMW) shares currently have an operating margin of +22.94 and a Gross Margin at +85.98. VMware Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +26.99.

Return on Total Capital for VMW is now 24.51, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 28.83. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 58.17, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.70. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, VMware Inc. (VMW) has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 769.87. Additionally, VMW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 88.50, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 28.93. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 769.87, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 88.50.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, VMware Inc. (VMW) managed to generate an average of $100,083 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.12 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.51. VMware Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.60.

Earnings analysis for VMware Inc. (VMW)

With the latest financial reports released by the company, VMware Inc. posted 1.98/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.88/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VMW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for VMware Inc. go to 11.97%.

Insider trade positions for VMware Inc. (VMW)

There are presently around $10,375 million, or 66.40% of VMW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VMW stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 13,546,122, which is approximately -14.155% of the company’s market cap and around 1.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 4,911,182 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $736.04 million in VMW stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $651.69 million in VMW stock with ownership of nearly -2.17% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in VMware Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 265 institutional holders increased their position in VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) by around 9,449,127 shares. Additionally, 269 investors decreased positions by around 13,610,969 shares, while 89 investors held positions by with 46,168,393 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 69,228,489 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VMW stock had 72 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,477,283 shares, while 93 institutional investors sold positions of 2,580,286 shares during the same period.


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