Nisa Investment Advisors LLC decreased its holdings in VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) by 12.5% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 30,020 shares of the virtualization software provider’s stock after selling 4,300 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in VMware were worth $3,762,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of VMW. APG Asset Management N.V. increased its stake in shares of VMware by 302.3% in the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 2,044,921 shares of the virtualization software provider’s stock worth $223,285,000 after purchasing an additional 1,536,600 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in shares of VMware by 6,030.7% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 806,433 shares of the virtualization software provider’s stock worth $70,506,000 after purchasing an additional 793,279 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of VMware by 25.7% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 2,633,434 shares of the virtualization software provider’s stock worth $230,241,000 after purchasing an additional 538,393 shares in the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its stake in shares of VMware by 75.0% in the second quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 1,169,757 shares of the virtualization software provider’s stock worth $102,272,000 after purchasing an additional 501,400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Koch Industries Inc. increased its stake in shares of VMware by 16,537.3% in the second quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 479,821 shares of the virtualization software provider’s stock worth $474,000 after purchasing an additional 476,937 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 22.53% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently commented on VMW shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of VMware from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $123.00 price objective (up previously from $115.00) on shares of VMware in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on shares of VMware in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of VMware in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of VMware in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $126.20.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) opened at $135.33 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.86, a current ratio of 2.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. VMware, Inc. has a 12 month low of $81.26 and a 12 month high of $135.99. The company has a market cap of $53,270.66, a P/E ratio of 38.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.04 and a beta of 0.67.

VMware (NYSE:VMW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The virtualization software provider reported $1.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.27 by $0.07. VMware had a net margin of 18.97% and a return on equity of 18.57%. The business had revenue of $1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.97 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.14 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that VMware, Inc. will post 3.77 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, EVP Maurizio Carli sold 2,581 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $129.88, for a total value of $335,220.28. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, COO Sanjay Poonen sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $129.71, for a total transaction of $1,297,100.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 484,155 shares of company stock valued at $53,551,032. Corporate insiders own 34.40% of the company’s stock.

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VMware Profile

VMware, Inc is an information technology (IT) company. The Company is engaged in development and application of virtualization technologies with x86 server-based computing, separating application software from the underlying hardware. The Company offers various products, which allow organizations to manage IT resources across private clouds and multi-cloud, multi-device environments by leveraging synergies across three product categories: Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Hybrid Cloud Computing and End-User Computing (EUC).

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