NYSE:VMW - VMware Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$150.88 -1.05 (-0.69 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$150.88
Today's Range$150.3660 - $153.05
52-Week Range$95.36 - $165.00
Volume1.11 million shs
Average Volume2.25 million shs
Market Capitalization$62.34 billion
P/E Ratio39.09
Dividend YieldN/A
VMware logoVMware, 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio3.04
Quick Ratio3.04


Trailing P/E Ratio39.09
Forward P/E Ratio33.16
P/E Growth2.54

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$7.92 billion
Price / Sales7.75
Cash Flow$4.7150 per share
Price / Cash32.00
Book Value$19.26 per share
Price / Book7.83


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.86
Net Income$570 million
Net Margins15.61%
Return on Equity19.58%
Return on Assets8.45%


Outstanding Shares406,860,000
Market Cap$62.34 billion

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 declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, August 16th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 2.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors 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 Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.11. The virtualization software provider had revenue of $2.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.96 billion. VMware had a net margin of 15.61% and a return on equity of 19.58%. The company's revenue was up 13.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $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 Thursday, August, 23rd 2018. 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 Monday, July, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $6.14 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for VMware's shares. Their predictions range from $94.00 to $190.00. On average, they anticipate VMware's share price to reach $146.2308 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.1%. View Analyst Price Targets 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." 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 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. However, heavy spending on R&D may weigh on its margins. Intensifying competition is also a concern. Shares have underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis." (8/1/2018)
  • 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?

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 very positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VMware earned a daily sentiment score of 0.52 on Accern's scale. They also gave headlines about the virtualization software provider an impact score of 48.56 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for VMware.

Who are VMware's major shareholders?

VMware's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.30%), BlackRock Inc. (0.94%), Investec Asset Management LTD (0.51%), Morgan Stanley (0.45%), Glenmede Trust Co. NA (0.32%) and Voya Investment Management LLC (0.24%). 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 Cisco Systems Inc., Millennium Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., GMT Capital Corp, Fred Alger Management Inc., KBC Group NV, Glenmede Trust Co. NA and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Voya Investment Management LLC, Whale Rock Capital Management LLC, Investec Asset Management LTD, DnB Asset Management AS, Strs Ohio, Point72 Asset Management L.P. and Sensato Investors LLC. 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 $150.88.

How big of a company is VMware?

VMware has a market capitalization of $62.34 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,132 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  993 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  2,125
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This page was last updated on 8/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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