2. As of noon trading, VMWare ( VMW) is down $2.35 (-3.0%) to $76.60 on average volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of VMWare exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.75-$78.92 after having opened the day at $78.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.95.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. VMWare has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 16.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates VMWare as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations 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.

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