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VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 31192.58. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for VMware, Inc. is 72.88 (with a change from open of 0.18%), this in conjunction with a target price of 75.1. Volume today has so far reached 759964, with an average volume of about 2650.13. The GAP for this stock, is -0.63%.

The P/E ratio is 29.45, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.98. The current EPS for VMware, Inc., is 2.49, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 14.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 29.41%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for VMware, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 6.76% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.23%. Quarter over quarter is 54.00% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 6.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 22.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 18.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.90% and institutional ownership is 77.20%. Shares outstanding is 426.07, while shares float is at a value of 78.97. Float short for VMware, Inc. is 29.74% and the short ratio is 8.86.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.17, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.17. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.5, and the quick ratio is 2.5. The most recent gross margin is 84.80% and their operating margin is 18.90%. The profit margin is 15.50%.

VMware, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 6.70%, and on investment, 10.40%. Return on equity is 13.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.23. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.57, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.6 and Price/cash is 3.6, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 15.84.

The simple moving averages are -0.08% and 21.76% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.34% and the 52 week low is 68.51%.

VMware, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 72.88. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Technical & System Software, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. VMware, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Technical & System Software industry means that VMware, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -1.07%, with performance for the month coming to 0.15%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 19.94%, and for the half year the performance is 5.63%. Volatility for this week is 1.32% and for the month this is 1.25%.

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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