Mizuho analyst Gregg Moskowitz lowered the firm's price target on VMware to $147 from $165 and keeps a Neutral rating on the shares. The company's Q4 results were lower than the analyst had expected. He says that while the valuation has become "quite reasonable," he's not yet confident VMware will execute smoothly going forward.
Elliott Investment Management released the following statement on behalf of Managing Partner Jesse Cohn following Dell Technologies' (DELL) announcement that it plans to spin-off its 81% equity ownership of VMware (VMW), forming a standalone company: "As one of Dell's largest shareholders, Elliott strongly supports the announced spin-off of VMware. The separation will create two market-leading companies, Dell Technologies and VMware, each guided by distinct strategies while retaining their strong commercial relationship. We see significant opportunity for long term value-creation at both companies. We commend Michael Dell, Silver Lake and the Board of VMware on this win for public shareholders."