NYSE:VMW - VMware Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $152.25 +0.25 (+0.16 %) (As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$152.25Today's Range$151.3360 - $152.9852-Week Range$90.76 - $165.00Volume1.66 million shsAverage Volume2.11 million shsMarket Capitalization$61.84 billionP/E Ratio39.44Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.72 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email VMware, Inc. provides compute, cloud, mobility, networking, and security infrastructure software to businesses in the United States and internationally. The company offers compute products, including 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 cloud 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. It also provides software-defined data center suites, including VMware vCloud suite, vSphere with Operations Management, and VMware vRealize suite for building and managing a cloud infrastructure for use with the vSphere platform. In addition, the company offers VMware Cloud Foundation, a platform that brings together its compute, storage, and networking technologies into a natively integrated stack that delivers enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for private and public clouds; and VMware Pulse IoT Center, an Internet of Things device management and monitoring solution. Further, it provides hybrid cloud computing solutions, such as VMware Cloud Provider Program, Hybrid VMware Cloud Foundation, and VMware Cloud Services; and end-user computing solutions that enable customers to securely deliver access to applications and data for their end users from various devices. The company sells its products through distributors, resellers, system vendors, and systems integrators. VMware, Inc. has a strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services to build and deliver an integrated hybrid solution. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. VMware, Inc. is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies Inc. Receive VMW News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for VMW and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Prepackaged software Sub-IndustrySystems Software SectorComputer and Technology SymbolNYSE:VMW CUSIP92856340 Webwww.vmware.com Phone650-427-5000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44 Current Ratio3.04 Quick Ratio3.04 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio39.44 Forward P/E Ratio33.46 P/E Growth2.52 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.92 billion Price / Sales7.82 Cash Flow$4.7953 per share Price / Cash31.75 Book Value$19.26 per share Price / Book7.90 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.86 Net Income$570 million Net Margins15.61% Return on Equity19.58% Return on Assets8.45% Miscellaneous Employees21,700 Outstanding Shares406,860,000Market Cap$61,842.87 VMware (NYSE:VMW) Frequently Asked Questions What is VMware's stock symbol? VMware trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "VMW." How will VMware's stock buyback program work? VMware announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, August 16th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 2.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were VMware's earnings last quarter? VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 31st. The virtualization software provider reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.11. The virtualization software provider had revenue of $2.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.96 billion. VMware had a return on equity of 19.58% and a net margin of 15.61%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.99 earnings per share. View VMware's Earnings History. When is VMware's next earnings date? VMware is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 22nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for VMware. What guidance has VMware issued on next quarter's earnings? VMware updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Monday, July, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.14 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.16. The company issued revenue guidance of $8.78 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.79 billion.VMware also updated its Q2 guidance to $1.49 EPS. What price target have analysts set for VMW? 30 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for VMware's stock. Their predictions range from $94.00 to $190.00. On average, they anticipate VMware's stock price to reach $146.0385 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.1%. View Analyst Ratings for VMware. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for VMware? 30 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for VMware in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 12 hold ratings and 17 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." What are Wall Street analysts saying about VMware stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about VMware stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "VMware is gaining from robust performance from NSX and vSAN product lines. The company has been consistently taking initiatives to diversify its product portfolio to include most of the IT infrastructure. The company’s dominance in SDDC along with expanding customer base in cloud driven by partnerships with the likes of IBM and AWS is positive. Moreover, continuing enterprise deal wins will drive growth in the long haul. Shares have outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. However, heavy spending on R&D may weigh on its margins. Intensifying competition is also a concern." (7/7/2018) 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "We view a reverse merger as a low probability risk and continue to remain positive on VMware fundamentals." (6/1/2018) 3. Mizuho analysts commented, "We remain on the sidelines given our view of full valuation and limited likelihood of significant upside to estimates. Additionally, the uncertainty from Dell’s strategic review process will likely keep weighing on the stock." (5/24/2018) 4. Maxim Group analysts commented, "Strong license revenue results, largely as a result of booked DXC deal from October Quarter. Management maintained normalized FY19 revenue growth of up 10% y/y and well-above consensus EPS and FCF guidance, primarily due to a lower tax rate. Raising 12-month price target to $134 largely on lower tax rate, from $123. Maintaining Hold rating, especially as risks associated with a reverse merger appear material." (3/6/2018) Who are some of VMware's key competitors? Some companies that are related to VMware include Oracle (ORCL), SAP (SAP), Adobe Systems (ADBE), salesforce.com (CRM), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Intuit (INTU), Electronic Arts (EA), Dassault Systemes (DASTY), ServiceNow (NOW), Autodesk (ADSK), Square (SQ), CA (CA), Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP), Shopify (SHOP) and Splunk (SPLK). Who are VMware's key executives? VMware's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Patrick P. Gelsinger, CEO & Director (Age 57)Mr. Zane C. Rowe, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 47)Mr. Rangarajan Raghuram, Chief Operating Officer of Products & Cloud Services (Age 55)Mr. Sanjay J. Poonen, Chief Operating Officer of Customer Operations (Age 48)Dr. Rajiv Ramaswami, Chief Operating Officer of Products & Cloud Services (Age 52) Has VMware been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about VMW stock has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VMware earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the virtualization software provider an impact score of 45.33 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are VMware's major shareholders? VMware's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc. (0.05%), DnB Asset Management AS (0.05%), Jag Capital Management LLC (0.03%), Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (0.02%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.01%) and Denali Advisors LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own VMware stock include Egon Durban, Maurizio Carli, P Kevan Krysler, Rajiv Ramaswami, Rangarajan (Raghu) Raghuram, S Dawn Smith, Sanjay Poonen and Zane Rowe. View Institutional Ownership Trends for VMware. Which major investors are selling VMware stock? VMW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fred Alger Management Inc., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Denali Advisors LLC, Clinton Group Inc., Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc., Westpac Banking Corp, Creative Planning and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund. Company insiders that have sold VMware company stock in the last year include Egon Durban, Maurizio Carli, P Kevan Krysler, Rajiv Ramaswami, Rangarajan (Raghu) Raghuram, Sanjay Poonen and Zane Rowe. View Insider Buying and Selling for VMware. Which major investors are buying VMware stock? VMW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DnB Asset Management AS, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Whittier Trust Co., Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. and First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for VMware. How do I buy shares of VMware? Shares of VMW can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is VMware's stock price today? One share of VMW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $152.25. How big of a company is VMware? VMware has a market capitalization of $61.84 billion and generates $7.92 billion in revenue each year. The virtualization software provider earns $570 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.86 on an earnings per share basis. VMware employs 21,700 workers across the globe. How can I contact VMware? VMware's mailing address is 3401 HILLVIEW AVENUE, PALO ALTO CA, 94304. The virtualization software provider can be reached via phone at 650-427-5000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for VMware (NYSE VMW)Community Ranking: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,096 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 964 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,060MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about VMware and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VMW will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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