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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 31134.71. 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 72.91 (with a change from open of 0.36%), this in conjunction with a target price of 75.1. Volume today has so far reached 856841, with an average volume of about 2686.74. The GAP for this stock, is 0.29%.

The P/E ratio is 29.14, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 15.81. 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 28.05%.

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 77.00%. Shares outstanding is 429.8, while shares float is at a value of 78.97. Float short for VMware, Inc. is 31.22% and the short ratio is 9.18.

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 2.2. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.56, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.57 and Price/cash is 3.59, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 15.81.

The simple moving averages are 3.03% and 24.66% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.46% and the 52 week low is 68.58%.

VMware, Inc. has a dividend yield of , with a current price of 72.91. 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 -0.88%, with performance for the month coming to 2.88%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 20.19%, and for the half year the performance is -10.26%. Volatility for this week is 1.44% and for the month this is 2.21%.

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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