Here is What Hedge Funds Think About VMware, Inc. (VMW)

Page 1 of 2

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) investors should pay attention to a decrease in hedge fund interest recently.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW)In the financial world, there are dozens of gauges investors can use to monitor Mr. Market. A duo of the most underrated are hedge fund and insider trading movement. At Insider Monkey, our studies have shown that, historically, those who follow the best picks of the top money managers can trounce the broader indices by a significant margin (see just how much).

Equally as key, bullish insider trading activity is a second way to parse down the stock market universe. As the old adage goes: there are a variety of stimuli for a corporate insider to sell shares of his or her company, but only one, very clear reason why they would initiate a purchase. Many empirical studies have demonstrated the useful potential of this tactic if “monkeys” know where to look (learn more here).

With all of this in mind, it’s important to take a gander at the latest action encompassing VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW).

What have hedge funds been doing with VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW)?

Heading into Q2, a total of 28 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of -22% from the first quarter.

Because VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has experienced a declination in interest from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, logic holds that there is a sect of hedge funds that decided to sell off their entire stakes in Q1. It’s worth mentioning that David Stemerman’s Conatus Capital Management dropped the largest stake of all the hedgies we track, valued at close to $52.8 million in stock.. Paul Reeder and Edward Shapiro’s fund, PAR Capital Management, also sold off its stock, about $17.4 million worth. These transactions are important to note, as aggregate hedge fund interest was cut by 8 funds in Q1.

What do corporate executives and insiders think about VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW)?

Insider buying is best served when the company in question has seen transactions within the past six months. Over the last six-month time frame, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has experienced 1 unique insiders purchasing, and 4 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

Let’s also examine hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW). These stocks are Concur Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNQR), National Instruments Corp (NASDAQ:NATI), ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS), Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), and Infosys Ltd ADR (NYSE:INFY). All of these stocks are in the 0 industry and their market caps resemble VMW’s market cap.

Page 1 of 2
blog comments powered by Disqus
Insider Monkey Headlines
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months Click to see monthly returns in table format!

Lists

6 Movies That You Should Watch to Better Understand The Cold War

Top 15 Best Paying Jobs for Women in 2014

Top 6 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

5 Retirement Mistakes To Avoid (and Einstein’s Famous Quote)

11 Smartest People in the World

6 Films About the Financial World You Need To Watch (While “The Wolf” is Not Around)

Warren Buffett and Billionaires Are Crazy About These 7 Stocks

The Top 10 States With Fastest Internet Speeds

10 Best Places to Visit in USA in August

Top 10 Cities to Visit Before You Die

Top 10 Genetically Modified Food In the US

15 Highest Grossing Movies Opening Weekend

5 Best Poker Books For Beginners

10 Strategies Hedge Funds Use to Make Huge Returns

Top 10 Fast Food Franchises to Buy

10 Best Places to Visit in Canada

Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

10 Youngest Hedge Fund Billionaires

Top 10 One Hit Wonders of the 90s

Fastest Growing Cities In America

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Freelancers

Top 9 Most Popular Free iPhone Apps

Top 10 Least Expensive Private Business Schools in the US

Top 15 Most Expensive Countries in the World – 2014

Top 6 Tax Scams and How to Protect Yourself

Top Businesses to Invest In

Top 5 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong With Your Business

Top 5 Strategic Technology Trends in 2014

Top Rags to Riches Stories

Parenting Behavior That Promotes Future Leaders

Top 5 Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

Top 5 Most Common and Potentially Devastating Financial Blunders

Top 5 Highest Paying Jobs for Web Designers

Top 6 Most Respected Professions that Also Pay Well

Top 5 Pitfalls Investors Should Avoid

Top 6 Lawyers and Policy Makers Under 30

Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Entrepreneurs

Top 7 Locations to Check in on Facebook

Top 5 Mistakes made by Rookie eBay Sellers

Top 7 eBook Publishers in 2013

Top 6 Health Industry Trends in 2014

5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Seth Godin

Top 5 Success Tips from Jordan Belfort – the Wolf of Wall Street

Best Master’s in Finance Degree Programs

Top 6 Earning Celebrities Over 50

The most expensive sports to play

Top 7 Earning Celebrities Under 25

Best 7 Online Courses to Take: Free Finance MOOCs

Top 6 Bad Habits that Promote Failure

20 Most Valuable Soccer Teams in the World in 2013

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!