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VMware (NYSE:VMW) COO Carl M. Eschenbach unloaded 6,001 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.27, for a total transaction of $541,710.27. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 100,790 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,098,313. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

VMware (NYSE:VMW) traded up 1.47% on Monday, hitting $93.07. The stock had a trading volume of 2,083,961 shares. VMware has a one year low of $64.86 and a one year high of $101.52. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $92.50 and a 200-day moving average of $85.46. The company has a market cap of $40.052 billion and a P/E ratio of 39.20.

VMware (NYSE:VMW) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, January 28th. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.48 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.48 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.81 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that VMware will post $3.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of VMware from $82.00 to $85.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, January 29th. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their price target on shares of VMware to $115.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, January 29th. Finally, analysts at Sterne Agee raised their price target on shares of VMware to $109.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday, January 29th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $102.33.

VMware, Inc is the provider of virtualization infrastructure solutions utilized by organizations to help transform the way they build, deliver and consume information technology (NYSE:VMW) resources.

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