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VMware

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VMware downgraded to Hold from Buy at Edward Jones

VMW VMware

02/05/18
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DOWNGRADE
Target $138
SBSH
Neutral
Citi sees 'no easy deal' for Dell, downgrades VMware to Neutral
Citi analyst Walter Pritchard downgraded VMware to Neutral from Buy and lowered his price target for the shares to $138 from $143. The analyst sees "no easy deal" for Dell and expects the overhang to cap VMware shares around the $138 level. When investors have to focus on the implications of complex governance around VMware Class A and Dell Technologies (DVMT) Class V, the shares have traded with a discount, Pritchard tells investors in a research note.
02/05/18
COWN
02/05/18
NO CHANGE
Target $160
COWN
Outperform
Cowen continues to recommend purchase of VMware shares despite Dell noise
Cowen analyst Gregg Moskowitz reviewed the news and data regarding the strategic actions Dell will pursue in relation to VMware. Although he said he cannot handicap the probabilities, he said not withstanding risks, he recommends buying VMware shares. Moskowitz reiterated his Outperform rating and $160 price target on VMware shares.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette, to Neutral from Buy at Citi, to Underperform from Outperform at RBC Capital, to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan, and two notches to Underweight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley. 2. Dick's Sporting (DKS) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Barclays with analyst Matthew McClintock saying sentiment on the shares have improved over the past month under the narrative that Dick's could become the next Best Buy (BBY). 3. Amgen (AMGN) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Atlantic Equities with analyst Steve Chesney citing relative valuation and more balanced risk/reward on Repatha's commercial trajectory and the of legacy biologics given biosimilar, branded and IP risks. 4. Marathon Petroleum (MPC) and MPLX (MPLX) were downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies. 5. VMware (VMW) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst Walter Pritchard saying he sees "no easy deal" for Dell and expects the overhang to cap VMware shares around the $138 level. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/12/18
MSCO
02/12/18
NO CHANGE
Target $143
MSCO
Overweight
Dell reverse merger with VMware seems unlikely, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss said he believes the likely objective of Dell's strategic evaluation is to maximize enterprise value, not minimize leverage. With that in mind, he thinks a reverse merger with VMWare (VMW), which risks significant value destruction, seems unlikely. Weiss sees Dell's most likely path forward as continuing to use its operating cash flow, along with asset sales and potentially a dividend from VMWare, to fund repurchases of the Dell Technologies (DVMT) tracking stock, he tells investors. If the risk of a reverse merger lessens, he sees VMWare "quickly" returning toward his unchanged $143 price target, Weiss added. He maintains an Overweight rating on VMWare, citing his positive view of the company's strengthening fundamentals.

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