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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 33588.23. Since its IPO date on the 8/15/2007, VMware, Inc., VMW performance year to date is 44.26%. Today VMware, Inc., VMW has gained -0.05%, with a current price of 81.57.

Ownership of the company is 1.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 80.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 7.00%, 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 0.18. While Total debt/equity is 0.18. With a profit margin of 16.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 84.90%, and operating margin of 19.40%. VMware, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.4, while the quick ratio is 2.4.

For the last year VMware, Inc., VMW has seen a EPS growth of 14.80%. A performance for the year of 32.89%. The 52-week high is -0.29%, and the 52-week low is 88.60%. The average volume for VMware, Inc., VMW is 115537.

With a target price of 80.83, can VMware, Inc., VMW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of VMware, Inc., VMW. VMware, Inc. has a P/E of 31 and a forward P/E of 17.4. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.98. VMware, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.85 and 4.23 respectively. For P/cash, VMware, Inc. has a value of 4.07, while it is 15.01 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 81.57, VMware, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 13.60%.

Looking more long-term VMware, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.45% 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.

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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