NYSE:VMW - VMware Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $173.38 +2.59 (+1.52 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$173.38Today's Range$170.43 - $173.4552-Week Range$113.30 - $173.45Volume1.14 million shsAverage Volume1.16 million shsMarket Capitalization$71.07 billionP/E Ratio44.92Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.73 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media 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. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Prepackaged software Sub-IndustrySystems Software SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNYSE:VMW Previous Symbol CUSIP92856340 CIK1124610 Webwww.vmware.com Phone650-427-5000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.39 Current Ratio3.04 Quick Ratio3.04Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio44.92 Forward P/E Ratio36.35 P/E Growth2.53 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.92 billion Price / Sales8.97 Cash Flow$4.8607 per share Price / Cash Flow35.67 Book Value$19.26 per share Price / Book9.00Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.86 Net Income$570 million Net Margins17.03% Return on Equity19.62% Return on Assets8.44%Miscellaneous Employees21,700 Outstanding Shares409,890,000Market Cap$71.07 billion Next Earnings Date2/28/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable 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 often does VMware pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for VMware? VMware declared a dividend on Tuesday, December 11th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 27th will be paid a dividend of $26.81 per share on Friday, December 28th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 31st. View VMware's Dividend History. How will VMware's stock buyback program work? VMware declared that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, August 16th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 2.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. How were VMware's earnings last quarter? VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 29th. The virtualization software provider reported $1.56 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.14 by $0.42. The virtualization software provider earned $2.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.17 billion. VMware had a return on equity of 19.62% and a net margin of 17.03%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 13.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.34 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 Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for VMware. What guidance has VMware issued on next quarter's earnings? VMware issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of approx $6.22 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.17. The company issued revenue guidance of approx $8.882 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $8.83 billion.VMware also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $6.22-6.22 EPS. What price target have analysts set for VMW? 23 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for VMware's shares. Their forecasts range from $125.00 to $200.00. On average, they anticipate VMware's stock price to reach $167.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.5%. View Analyst Price Targets for VMware. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for VMware? 23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for VMware in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for VMware. 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’s margins are expected to be dragged down due to heavy spending. Intensifying competition from Microsoft and software vendors such as Citrix Systems is a major concern. Moreover, growth in license bookings has been muted for the last few quarters owing to customer delays and macro-economic weakness in some key regions. Nevertheless, VMware has been consistently taking initiatives to diversify its product portfolio to include most of the IT infrastructure. The company’s dominance in software-defined data center (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. Shares have outperformed the industry in the past year." (1/30/2019) 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "Jul Q license revenue beats consensus by 17%, but highlight of the quarter is EAA signed with AMZN, in our view. Oct Q revenue guidance slightly above consensus and FY19 revenue guidance increased, though OM guidance maintained. On raised FY20 estimates, raising our DCF-based 12-month price target to $133, from $126; continue to view SPLK as a secular Buy." (8/24/2018) 3. Maxim Group analysts commented, "Another strong seasonal performance drives above-guidance results. October quarter (F3Q19) license revenue guidance beats consensus by ~2% and FY19 guidance raised across the board. We raise our price target to $150, from $142, in accordance with raised guidance, but maintain our Hold rating as we see a period of beats and raises coming to a close, benefits from DELL channel tapering, and MSFT better positioned long-term." (8/24/2018) 4. 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) Has VMware been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about VMW stock have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. VMware earned a news sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the virtualization software provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of VMware's key competitors? Some companies that are related to VMware include Oracle (ORCL), SAP (SAP), Adobe (ADBE), salesforce.com (CRM), Intuit (INTU), ServiceNow (NOW), Dassault Systemes (DASTY), Autodesk (ADSK), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Square (SQ), Electronic Arts (EA), Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP), Splunk (SPLK), Shopify (SHOP) and CA (CA). What other stocks do shareholders of VMware own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other VMware investors own include Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU), salesforce.com (CRM), Paypal (PYPL), Adobe (ADBE), Twitter (TWTR), Visa (V) and Gilead Sciences (GILD). Who are VMware's key executives? VMware's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Patrick P. Gelsinger, CEO & Director (Age 58)Mr. Zane C. Rowe, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 48)Mr. Maurizio Carli, Exec. VP of Worldwide Sales & Services (Age 60)Mr. Rangarajan Raghuram, Chief Operating Officer of Products & Cloud Services (Age 56)Mr. Sanjay J. Poonen, Chief Operating Officer of Customer Operations (Age 49) Who are VMware's major shareholders? VMware's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (1.08%), Investec Asset Management LTD (0.59%), Two Sigma Advisers LP (0.30%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.24%), Geode Capital Management LLC (0.16%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.16%). Company insiders that own VMware stock include Amy Fliegelman Olli, Egon Durban, Maurizio Carli, Michael W Brown, P Kevan Krysler, Patrick P Gelsinger, Rajiv Ramaswami, Rangarajan (Raghu) Raghuram, 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 BlackRock Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Millennium Management LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, KBC Group NV, APG Asset Management N.V., Two Sigma Advisers LP and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold VMware company stock in the last year include Amy Fliegelman Olli, Maurizio Carli, Michael W Brown, P Kevan Krysler, Patrick P Gelsinger, 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 Castle Hook Partners LP, Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Meritage Portfolio Management, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and TD Asset Management Inc.. 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 $173.38. How big of a company is VMware? VMware has a market capitalization of $71.07 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. What is VMware's official website? The official website for VMware is http://www.vmware.com. 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: 1,265 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,051 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,316MarketBeat'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. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VMW will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why are analyst ratings important in trading stocks?