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Goldman Sachs' 9 Best Stocks for 2012

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VMWare (VMW - Get Report) has a $125 price target from Goldman, a 40% premium to its current price.

The company is the largest global vendor of virtualization software for server operating systems. Over 80% of the company is owned by storage technology firm EMC, which is also on Goldman's current "buy" list. In the third quarter, VMWare reported that revenue jumped 32%, while net income doubled to $178 million, or 41 cents per share.

VMWare's shares have appreciated a mere 0.5% this year, but over the past three years, they have an average annual return of a whopping 67%. The company has a $40 billion market valuation.

>>To see these stocks in action, visit the 9 Top Goldman Sachs Stocks for 2012 portfolio on Stockpickr.

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