VMware, Inc. (VMW): From Top to Bottom

VMware, Inc. (VMW) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Technical & System Software. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $125.32, down from yesterday’s close by -1.02%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

VMware, Inc. (VMW) currently trades with a market capitalization of $51.04 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 11.14 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $2.62 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.62 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.67% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, VMware, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $129.50. It is now trading 4.18% off that level. The stock is trading $121.93 its 50-day moving average by -3.39%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $77.94.

In recent action, VMware, Inc. (VMW) has made a move of +4.34% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 19.03, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 31.91% with $71.74 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of VMW.

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