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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: VMware, Inc., VMW

VMware, Inc., VMW is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Technical & System Software in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, VMware, Inc., VMW  has a market cap of 30373.06. Since its IPO date on the 8/15/2007, VMware, Inc., VMW performance year to date is 28.09%. Today VMware, Inc., VMW has gained 0.58%, with a current price of 72.88.

Ownership of the company is 1.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 6.70%, with return on investment at 10.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, VMware, Inc., VMW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.17. While Total debt/equity is 0.17. With a profit margin of 15.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 84.80%, and operating margin of 18.90%. VMware, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.5, while the quick ratio is 2.5.

For the last year VMware, Inc., VMW has seen a EPS growth of 14.80%. A performance for the year of -16.62%. The 52-week high is -22.00%, and the 52-week low is 68.51%. The average volume for VMware, Inc., VMW is 1227355.

With a target price of 69.64, can VMware, Inc., VMW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of VMware, Inc., VMW. VMware, Inc. has a P/E of 29.15 and a forward P/E of 15.88. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.13. VMware, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.45 and 3.57 respectively. For P/cash, VMware, Inc. has a value of 3.51, while it is 15.43 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 72.88, VMware, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 13.10%.

Looking more long-term VMware, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.67%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.51% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 14.80% for this year and for the last five years a 22.60% growth has been seen.

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