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VMW

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07:06
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07:06

VMware price target lowered to $190 from $220 at Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank analyst Karl Keirstead lowered his price target for VMware (VMW) to $190 from $220 based on the 7% hit to shares and conversations with investors, saying the consensus view of the potential $15 per share acquisition of Pivotal Software (PVTL) appears to be negative. The concerns seem based on Dell governance issues, margin dilution and strategic fit, Keirstead tells investors in a research note. He maintains a Buy rating.

VMW

VMware

$143.67

1.13 (0.79%)

PVTL

Pivotal Software

$14.01

0.005 (0.04%)

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VMW VMware
$143.67

1.13 (0.79%)

08/15/19
WEDB
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $15
WEDB
Neutral
Pivotal Software acquisition not 'clear plug and play fit,' says Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives notes that VMware (VMW) filed a 13D reporting it is currently in negotiations with Pivotal Software (PVTL) to acquire the company. While the underlying cloud assets and complex developer tool ecosystem will add to the VMware product footprint and potentially expand opportunities within its installed base around cross-selling, acquiring this asset is "not a clear plug and play fit" in his opinion. Ives believes shareholders of VMware will have mixed feelings about this news given Pivotal's roots back to Dell/EMC and the history/current ownership structure of Michael Dell between the three companies. The analyst has a Neutral rating and $15 price target on Pivotal's shares.
08/15/19
WELS
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $68
WELS
Outperform
Pivotal/VMware deal positive for Dell Technologies, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers notes that VMWare (VMW) disclosed that it is in discussions with Pivotal Software (PVTL) to buy the remainder of the company for $15/share, and a transaction will result in Dell (DELL) increasing its share in VMWare by approximately $2B dollars or 3% increase in ownership. The analyst thinks that the deal is positive for Dell in that it helps streamline the organizations ownership structure potentially leading to a decrease in the company's conglomerate discount. Rakers has an Outperform rating and a $68 price target on Dell's shares.
08/15/19
WBLR
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
Proposed deal makes sense for both VMware, Pivotal, says William Blair
A Dell Technologies (DELL) filing last night revealed that the boards of VMware (VMW) and Pivotal Software (PVTL) have each established special committees to negotiate an agreement for VMware to acquire Pivotal for $15 per share in cash. While a deal may not happen, the proposed combination makes strategic sense for both parties, William Blair analyst Jason Ader tells investors in a research note. If a deal were to be consummated, it would result in Dell increasing its ownership stake in VMware through the proposed stock transaction, the analyst adds. He reiterates an Outperform rating on shares of VMware.
08/15/19
BMOC
08/15/19
NO CHANGE
Target $198
BMOC
Outperform
BMO Capital not supportive of potential VMware deal for Pivotal Software
BMO Capital analyst Keith Bachman keeps his Outperform rating on VMWare (VMW) with a price target of $198 but says he is not supportive of its confirmed agreement to acquire the remaining equity in Pivotal Software (PVTL). The analyst notes that while the combined entity would improve the messaging in go-to-market strategy and product overlap - areas where the partnership had previously struggled - the deal also contains "worse" financial implications for VMWare, since Pivotal's Expected operating loss in FY20 would reduce VMWare's operating margins by about 300bps.
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