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Morning Buzz: VMware, Inc., (VMW)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 36.04 B. Since its IPO date on the 8/15/2007, VMware, Inc., VMW performance year to date is 12.41%. Today VMware, Inc., VMW has gained -0.21%, with a current price of 88.31.

Ownership of the company is 19.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 12.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, VMware, Inc., VMW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.1. While Total debt/equity is 0.19. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 84.90%, and operating margin of *TBA. VMware, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 2.

For the last year VMware, Inc., VMW has seen a EPS growth of 19.50%. A performance for the year of 45.18%. The 52-week high is -9.89%, and the 52-week low is 45.19%. The average volume for VMware, Inc., VMW is 25214.

With a target price of 103.87, can VMware, Inc., VMW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of VMware, Inc., VMW. VMware, Inc. has a P/E of 29.65 and a forward P/E of 16.56. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.66. VMware, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.98 and 4.48 respectively. For P/cash, VMware, Inc. has a value of 4.18, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 88.31, VMware, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term VMware, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.14%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.46% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 19.50% for this year and for the last five years a 10.80% growth has been seen.

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