UBS lowered the price target for the VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) stock to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on February 25, 2022, according to finviz. We previously noted in another research note published on February 25, 2022 by Stifel that reiterated the stock to a Buy with a price target of $135 for VMW stock. The research report from Raymond James has reiterated the stock to Outperform, with a price target set at $167. The stock was reiterated by Oppenheimer, who disclosed in a research note on February 25, 2022, to Outperform and set the price objective to $135. In their research brief published February 25, 2022, Morgan Stanley analysts reiterated the VMware Inc. stock to Equal-Weight with a price target of $138.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) raised 0.53% to close Tuesday’s market session at $125.74, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $124.13 and $125.85 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1400509 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 988.65K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.61% within the last five trades and 3.13% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 10.81% in the last 6 months and 14.68% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. VMW stock is trading at a margin of 1.91%, 4.14% and 9.02% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, VMW deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading -8.12 percent below its 52-week high and 37.38 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -6.03. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does VMware Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 16.20 percent and the profit margin is 10.70 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 81.50 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $53.03 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) is 37.90. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 17.87. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 4.03 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 66.18, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.20 percent of VMware Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 49.10 percent are held by financial institutions. Brulard Jean Pierre, the EVP, Worldwide Sales at VMware Inc. (VMW) has sold 6,651 shares of firm on Dec 22 at a price of $121.01 against the total amount of $0.8 million. In another inside trade, Rowe Zane, Chief Financial Officer & EVP of VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) sold 17,860 shares of the firm on Dec 02 for a total worth of $2.14 million at a price of $120.02. An inside trade which took place on Sep 22, EVP, Worldwide Sales of VMware Inc. Brulard Jean Pierre sold 359 shares of firm against total price of $39867.0 at the cost of $111.05 per share.