What VMware Inc. (VMW) Insiders Are Up To

VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW) trading with a subtraction of -$4.04 to $149.64 on Friday, a downside of -2.63 percent. An average of 955,039 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$2.23 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,425,385 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,271,338.

VMW stock has increased by 5.46% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $136.57 on 09/22/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 04/19/21, shares of the company touched a low of $126.79 and a high of $172.00 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -13.00% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

4 days have passed since VMware Inc. (VMW) last reported insider trading activity. Olli Amy Fliegelman, who is EVP, GC & Secretary, most recently acquired $2,266 shares at $151.15 per share on Oct 04. In this transaction, the insider spent $342,506. President, Dhawan Sumit, disposed of 1,600 shares at a price of $146.52 on Sep 07. The insider now owns more than $234,432 worth of shares. Prior to that, EVP, GC & Secretary Olli Amy Fliegelman went on to Sale 1,478 shares at $147.18 each on Sep 02. An amount of $217,532 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

VMware Inc. (VMW) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 31.55, which compares with the 29.20 for the broader industry and 37.05 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, VMware Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 101.88 and 6.168. The stock’s beta is 0.73. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 5.13, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 6.70, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 15.28.

The company has a payout ratio of 0.00%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $26.81 a share.

The quick ratio of VMware Inc. for the three months ended July 30 was 1.10, and the current ratio was 1.10, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.52 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.52 for the quarter ending July 30. VMware Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending July 30 is 27.35%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 20.50%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $9.72 billion compared to revenue of $11.77 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, VMware Inc.’s return on assets was 7.20%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 3.34 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended July 30, VMware Inc. had $82.0 million in cash. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $3.14 billion in the quarter, while revenues of $2.99 billion were grew 12.87%. The analyst consensus anticipated VMware Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.64 per share, but it turned out to be $1.75, a 6.70% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $800.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $418.75 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at VMware Inc. (VMW) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 07 October was 53.85%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 25.25%.

As of today, VMW’s price is $150.68 -1.47% or -$2.23 from its 5-day moving average. VMW is currently trading +5.91% higher than its 20-day SMA and -7.83% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -3.23% below the SMA50 and +6.50% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 85.93% and 86.54%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 4.26. With the 14-day stochastic at 71.82% and the average true range at 4.00, the RSI (14) stands at 52.90%. The stock has reached 1.15 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 3.93.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for VMware Inc. (VMW) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell VMW, while 13 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 4 analysts, while 10 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is VMW’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $157.00 and $200.00, with a median target of $172.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for VMware Inc. (VMW) stock is $172.07.


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