VMware (VMW) was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Goldman advised their investors in a research report released on Sep 7, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on VMware. Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Sep 1, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 66 from a previous price target of $61 .Company shares were Upgraded by SunTrust on Aug 30, 2016 to ” Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 92 from a previous price target of $64 .VMware was Downgraded by Citigroup to ” Neutral” on Jul 26, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, VMware reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Jul 18, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.96. The company had revenue of $1693.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1679.62 million. The company’s revenue was up 11.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.93 EPS.
VMware opened for trading at $73.46 and hit $75.33 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $73.78, with a gain of 0.61% or 0.45 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 42,63,031 shares. Company has a market cap of $31,313 M.
In a different news, on Sep 1, 2016, S. Dawn Smith (Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer) sold 632 shares at $76.40 per share price. According to the SEC, on Jul 29, 2016, P. Kevan Krysler (Sr. Vice President, CAO) sold 6,988 shares at $72.40 per share price. On Jun 2, 2016, Sanjay Poonen (EVP, GM, EUC, Head Global Mktg) sold 5,500 shares at $60.08 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
VMware Inc. is a provider of virtualization infrastructure solutions. The Company develops and markets its product and service offerings within three product groups which include software-defined data center (SDDC) hybrid cloud computing and end-user computing (EUC). The Company’s SDDC is designed to transform the data center into an on-demand service that addresses application requirements by abstracting pooling and automating the services that are required from the underlying hardware. The hybrid cloud computing enables customers to utilize off-premise vSphere-based hybrid cloud computing capacity. End-user computing enables information technology (IT) organizations to deliver secure access to data applications and devices to end users.