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Rackspace, Teradata, and VMware Drag SKYY in the Trailing 1 Month

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VMware Trades below Moving Averages in October

Shareholder returns and stock trends

VMware (VMW) generated investor returns of -22.7% in the trailing-12-month period and -15.4% in the trailing-one-month period. In comparison, it generated -8.0% in 2014 and -17.0% YTD (year-to-date). The company’s share price fell 11.4% in the trailing-five-day period.

In comparison, Oracle (ORCL), Microsoft (MSFT), and Red Hat (RHT), peer companies in the Systems Software subsector, generated returns of -1.9%, 6.1%, and 9.5%, respectively, in the trailing-one-month period.

VMware Trades below Moving Averages in October

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Moving averages

On October 15, 2015, VMware closed the trading day at $68.46. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fares in terms of its moving averages:

  • 18.2% below its 100-day moving average of $83.71
  • 14.9% below its 50-day moving average of $80.44
  • 11.4% below its 20-day moving average of $77.25

Moving average convergence divergence and the relative strength index

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between the short-term and long-term moving averages of a company. VMware’s 14-day MACD is -1.54. This negative figure indicates a downward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 29, which shows that the stock is oversold. Generally, if the RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock is overbought. An RSI figure of below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Analyst recommendations

Out of 42 analysts covering the stock, 24 have “buy” recommendations on it, one has a “sell” recommendation, and 15 have “hold” recommendations. The analyst stock price target for the company is $90.72 with a median target estimate of $90. VMware is trading at a discount of 24% to median analyst estimates.

You can invest in VMware through the Vanguard Extended Market ETF (VXF) and iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF (IYY), which have exposures of 0.16% and 0.03%, respectively, to the company’s stock.

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