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 maximum price target given was 120, implying potential capital gains of 30.11 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, implying potential capital losses 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.

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. 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.

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 made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of VMW's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 20.75 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of VMW is 1.49.

VMW has traded between a high of 98.00 and a low of 69.86 over the past year. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.