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, implying a possible profit of 30.11 percent. The lowest price target was 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

VMW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 20.75 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. VMW has a PEG ratio of 1.49.

In the last 52-weeks, VMW has achieved a high of 98.00 and a low of 69.86. Today's price is 32.02 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.89 percent below the high. VMW has a P/E 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.