NYSE:VMW - VMware Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $146.24 -1.50 (-1.02 %) (As of 10/15/2018 11:55 AM ET)Previous Close$147.74Today's Range$145.07 - $148.3152-Week Range$108.46 - $165.00Volume24,744 shsAverage Volume2.09 million shsMarket Capitalization$63.79 billionP/E Ratio38.05Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.6 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 SymbolNYSE:VMW CUSIP92856340 Webwww.vmware.com Phone650-427-5000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.41 Current Ratio3.01 Quick Ratio3.01 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio38.05 Forward P/E Ratio30.92 P/E Growth2.49 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$7.92 billion Price / Sales7.55 Cash Flow$4.4859 per share Price / Cash32.60 Book Value$19.26 per share Price / Book7.59 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.86 Net Income$570 million Net Margins18.77% Return on Equity20.00% Return on Assets8.42% Miscellaneous Employees21,700 Outstanding Shares408,730,000Market Cap$63.79 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 of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Wednesday, August 16th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 2.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were VMware's earnings last quarter? VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) posted its earnings results on Thursday, August, 23rd. The virtualization software provider reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.05. The virtualization software provider earned $2.17 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.15 billion. VMware had a return on equity of 20.00% and a net margin of 18.77%. The company's revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.19 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, November 29th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for VMware. What guidance has VMware issued on next quarter's earnings? VMware issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 23rd. The company provided EPS guidance of approx $1.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.50. The company issued revenue guidance of approx $2.165 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.16 billion.VMware also updated its FY19 guidance to approx $6.14 EPS. What price target have analysts set for VMW? 25 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for VMware's shares. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $190.00. On average, they expect VMware's share price to reach $157.8571 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for VMware. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for VMware? 25 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 15 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 reported impressive second-quarter fiscal 2019 results. Both earnings and revenues increased on a year-over-year basis. Strong top-line growth was primarily driven by robust performance from NSX and vSAN product line. Moreover, management provided solid guidance for fiscal 2019. Nevertheless, VMware’s margins are expected to be dragged down due to heavy spending. Intensifying competition is also a concern. The stiff competitive environment hurts VMware’s pricing power, which impacts profitability. Additionally, longer sales cycles remain a headwind. Shares have underperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis." (8/29/2018) 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) 5. 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) 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), Square (SQ), Dassault Systemes (DASTY), Electronic Arts (EA), ServiceNow (NOW), Autodesk (ADSK), Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP), CA (CA), Splunk (SPLK) and Shopify (SHOP). 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) Who are VMware's major shareholders? VMware's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Contravisory Investment Management Inc. (0.01%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.01%), Bangor Savings Bank (0.00%), Biltmore Wealth Management LLC (0.00%) and XR Securities LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own VMware stock include Amy Fliegelman Olli, Egon Durban, Maurizio Carli, P Kevan Krysler, Patrick P Gelsinger, Rajiv Ramaswami, Rangarajan (Raghu) Raghuram, Sanjay Poonen and Zane Rowe. View Institutional Ownership Trends for VMware. Which institutional investors are selling VMware stock? VMW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Denali Advisors LLC, Contravisory Investment Management Inc. and Bangor Savings Bank. Company insiders that have sold VMware company stock in the last year include Amy Fliegelman Olli, Egon Durban, Maurizio Carli, P Kevan Krysler, Patrick P Gelsinger, Rajiv Ramaswami, Rangarajan (Raghu) Raghuram, Sanjay Poonen and Zane Rowe. View Insider Buying and Selling for VMware. Which institutional investors are buying VMware stock? VMW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Biltmore Wealth Management LLC and XR Securities 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 $145.61. How big of a company is VMware? VMware has a market capitalization of $63.79 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: 1,217 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 1,023 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,240MarketBeat'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 10/15/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the NASDAQ?