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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 2197.89, and so far today it has a volume of 1311464. Performance year to date since the 8/15/2007 is 27.36%.

To help you determine whether VMware, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.98 and forward P/E is 15.77. PEG perhaps more useful shows that VMware, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.12. P/S ratio is 4.48 and the P/B ratio is 3.55. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.53 and 15.52 respectively.

At the current price VMware, Inc. is trading at, 71.83 (-0.31% 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 2.49, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 6.50% after growing 14.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 54.00%, and 6.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 424.05, and the number of shares float is 78.95. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 69.70%. The float short is 26.68%, with the short ratio at a value of 9.59. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.70%, and also a return on investment of 10.40%.

The ability for VMware, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2.5, and quick ratio is 2.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.17 and total debt/equity is 0.17. In terms of margins, VMware, Inc. has a gross margin of 84.80%, with its operating margin at 18.90%, and VMware, Inc. has a profit margin of 15.50%.

The 52 week high is -19.38%, with 66.08% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.25% and the 200 day simple moving average is 25.87%.

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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