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Is VMware, Inc.(NYSE: VMW), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 8/15/2007. VMware, Inc. is in the Technical & System Software industry and Technology sector. Average volume for VMware, Inc., is 2194.12, and so far today it has a volume of 1785700. Performance year to date since the 8/15/2007 is 5.30%.

To help you determine whether VMware, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.25 and forward P/E is 13.52. PEG perhaps more useful shows that VMware, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.97. P/S ratio is 3.68 and the P/B ratio is 3.05. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3 and 14.83 respectively.

At the current price VMware, Inc. is trading at, 59.57 (0.66% today), VMware, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.27, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.30% after growing 14.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -16.60%, and 5.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 415.31, and the number of shares float is 80.39. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.20%, and institutional ownership is at 73.80%. The float short is 25.43%, with the short ratio at a value of 9.32. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.30%, and also a return on investment of 10.40%.

The ability for VMware, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.4, and quick ratio is 2.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.18 and total debt/equity is 0.18. In terms of margins, VMware, Inc. has a gross margin of 84.70%, with its operating margin at 17.40%, and VMware, Inc. has a profit margin of 14.30%.

The 52 week high is -36.24%, with 37.73% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.59% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.05%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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