VMWare Rises On Unusually High Volume (VMW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- VMWare (NYSE: VMW) is trading at unusually high volume Thursday with 5.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $4.76 (+7.1%) at $71.69 as of 3:56 p.m. ET.

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VMWare has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 28.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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. You can view the full VMWare Ratings Report.

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