VMware Inc. [NYSE: VMW] traded at a low on 11/23/21, posting a -1.86 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $116.48. The company report on November 23, 2021 that VMware Reports Fiscal Year 2022 Third Quarter Results.
Total Revenue growth of 11% year-over-year.
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Subscription and SaaS ARR for the third quarter was $3.31 billion, an increase of 25% year-over-year.
The results of the trading session contributed to over 4747340 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of VMware Inc. stands at 3.00% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.62%.
The market cap for VMW stock reached $48.79 billion, with 419.36 million shares outstanding and 112.22 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.32M shares, VMW reached a trading volume of 4747340 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about VMware Inc. [VMW]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for VMW shares is $164.03 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on VMW stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Credit Suisse have made an estimate for VMware Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 16, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on November 08, 2021, representing the official price target for VMware Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $170, while Deutsche Bank analysts kept a Hold rating on VMW stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for VMware Inc. is set at 4.05, with the Price to Sales ratio for VMW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.97. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.08, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 14.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for VMW in the course of the last twelve months was 11.84 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.
How has VMW stock performed recently?
VMware Inc. [VMW] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.77. With this latest performance, VMW shares dropped by -13.02% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -11.66% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -4.66% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for VMW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 35.31, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 17.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 27.88 for VMware Inc. [VMW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 142.47, while it was recorded at 119.87 for the last single week of trading, and 151.36 for the last 200 days.
VMware Inc. [VMW]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and VMware Inc. [VMW] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.64 and a Gross Margin at +81.81. VMware Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +17.49.
Return on Total Capital for VMW is now 15.25, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 15.96. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 25.63, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.44. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, VMware Inc. [VMW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 66.76. Additionally, VMW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 40.03, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 20.82. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 65.50, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 39.28.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, VMware Inc. [VMW] managed to generate an average of $60,529 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.47 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.43.VMware Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.
Earnings analysis for VMware Inc. [VMW]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, VMware Inc. posted 1.66/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.43/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 16.10%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for VMW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for VMware Inc. go to 7.42%.
Insider trade positions for VMware Inc. [VMW]
There are presently around $21,356 million, or 19.10% of VMW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of VMW stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 24,637,764, which is approximately 3.909% of the company’s market cap and around 37.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 15,785,259 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.84 billion in VMW stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $1.41 billion in VMW stock with ownership of nearly 0.531% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in VMware Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 445 institutional holders increased their position in VMware Inc. [NYSE:VMW] by around 20,158,341 shares. Additionally, 420 investors decreased positions by around 14,887,045 shares, while 207 investors held positions by with 148,297,627 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 183,343,013 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. VMW stock had 99 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,945,924 shares, while 110 institutional investors sold positions of 5,888,230 shares during the same period.