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.

Several price targets were given for VMW by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 120, which equates to a potential upside of 30.11 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, which equates to a potential downside of -13.26 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.04 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of VMW to grow at a rate of 20.75 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of VMW is 1.49.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VMW hit 98.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 69.86. Today's price is 32.02 percent above the 52-week low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.