Examining Options and Block Trading Activity for VMware (VMW)

Posted on 04/11/2012 by Norm Sorkin


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Institutional trading of VMware shares yielded a bought/sold volume ratio of 3.00. A total of 11 block trades crossed the tape, resulting in 224,580 shares on the buy side vs. 74,900 shares on the sell side. From a cash flow perspective, this implies that there was a cash inflow of $24,006,065 and a cash outflow of $8,036,530. The net cash flow for VMW is $15,969,535, demonstrating that institutions may have positive outlook on the stock.

Options traders were busy as well, a total of 9,781 call and 10,019 put contracts were traded yesterday yielding a 1.02 put/call ratio.

Shares of VMware edged down $2.76 (2.50%) to $107.61. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $103.00 and $109.50 respectively. The trading volume of 5M is above the 90 day average volume of 1M shares. VMW is trading above the 50 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $74.69 and 52 week high is $115.19. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 7.65% within the last month.

VMWare, Inc. is a provider of virtual infrastructure software solutions from the desktop to the data center. It works with more than 1,300 technology partners, including leading server, microprocessor, storage, networking and software vendors.

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