Analyst Upside Underscores Impressive Growth for VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW)

Shaers of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) have been recommended as a long term growth pick.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $122.47, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the recent years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 10.80% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 13.50% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Long-term growth (LTG) is an investing strategy where a stock will (hopefully) grow in value for a relatively long period of time.  Long-term growth should be considered to be a relative term, due to different styles and goals of investors, but the endgame is the same. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW)’s stock was 55.56%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 1.69%, 26.70% over the last quarter, and  32.73% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, VMware, Inc.’s stock is 0.02% off of the high and 15.66% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: 0.02% (High), 63.62%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $118.09 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.10 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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