News headlines about VMware (NYSE:VMW) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VMware earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the virtualization software provider an impact score of 46.7697275220806 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Zacks: Analysts Expect VMware, Inc. (VMW) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.95 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- VMware Uses Machine Learning to Add New Powers to Workspace One (foxbusiness.com)
- Video: VMware powers Virtualization at GPU Technology Conference (insidehpc.com)
- “VMware Updates vRealize To Simplify Data Center, Hybrid Cloud Management” (lightreading.com)
- VMware Buys E8 for Endpoint Security (lightreading.com)
VMW has been the subject of several analyst reports. Mizuho reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $110.00 target price on shares of VMware in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. BMO Capital Markets raised VMware from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $142.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 target price on shares of VMware in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Citigroup raised their target price on VMware to $145.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Drexel Hamilton lowered VMware from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and twenty have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. VMware currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $131.42.
VMware (NYSE:VMW) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The virtualization software provider reported $1.68 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.62 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $2.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.26 billion. VMware had a return on equity of 19.52% and a net margin of 7.18%. The firm’s revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.43 EPS. analysts expect that VMware will post 4.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other VMware news, COO Sanjay Poonen sold 10,000 shares of VMware stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $129.71, for a total transaction of $1,297,100.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Maurizio Carli sold 2,581 shares of VMware stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $129.88, for a total value of $335,220.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 34.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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VMware Company Profile
VMware, Inc is an information technology (IT) company. The Company is engaged in development and application of virtualization technologies with x86 server-based computing, separating application software from the underlying hardware. The Company offers various products, which allow organizations to manage IT resources across private clouds and multi-cloud, multi-device environments by leveraging synergies across three product categories: Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Hybrid Cloud Computing and End-User Computing (EUC).
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