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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for VMW. The most optimistic price target was 120, implying a possible profit of 30.11 percent. The minimum price target given was 80, which equates to a potential downside of -13.26 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 3.76 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.04 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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. Currently the stock is 32.02 percent higher than its low, and 5.89 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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.