UPDATE: Oppenheimer Upgrades VMware (VMW) to Outperform

October 31, 2016 7:27 AM EDT
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Price: $80.55 +0.42%

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    23 Buy, 28 Hold, 5 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 17 | Down: 27 | New: 28
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(Updated - October 31, 2016 9:33 AM EDT)

Oppenheimer upgraded VMware (NYSE: VMW) from Perform to Outperform with a price target of $90.

Analyst Ittai Kidron said, "Our positive stance is based on (1) recent AWS and IBM partnerships, which validate VMware as a critical hybrid cloud partner; (2) now, a more complete software-defined data center (SDDC) vision; (3) improved product diversity, with new solutions offsetting challenges to core; and (4) our belief that VMware can deliver EPS upside and that the shares undervalue this upside opportunity and over-discount cloud risks. We also note the possible positive impact of Dell's distribution channel, pegged by VMware at $1B annual revenue. We see upside as investors gradually buy into VMware's hybrid cloud strategy and VMware delivers consistent EPS upside, disproving concerns about growth/public cloud."

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Shares of VMware closed at $77.65 yesterday.



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