1. As of noon trading, VMWare ( VMW) is down $1.41 (-1.7%) to $79.64 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of VMWare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.39-$81.42 after having opened the day at $80.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $81.05. VMware, Inc. provides virtualization infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. VMWare has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the technology sector. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate VMWare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates VMWare as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full VMWare Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the computer software & services industry could consider iShares S&P NA Tech Software Idx ( IGV) while those bearish on the computer software & services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.