Analyst Ratings for VMware Inc. (VMW)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for VMW last month.

35 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 14 gave VMW a buy rating, 4 gave an overweight rating, 17 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for VMW. The maximum price target given was 120, which equates to a potential upside of 30.11 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, implying potential capital losses of -13.26 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 3.76 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.04 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of VMW to grow at a rate of 20.75 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. VMW has a PEG ratio of 1.49.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VMW hit 98.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 69.86. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.02 percent, and below the high by 5.89 percent. VMW has a price/earnings ratio of 30.84. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VMW value stock report compares VMW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $37.58 billion. VMW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.