Could Today Be A Major Turning Point? – VMware, Inc. (VMW), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) recently ticked higher on strong volume. About 1.69 million contracts were traded on 28-Dec-18 compared to daily average volume of 1.38 million shares. The first sale was made at $155.31 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 2.64%. It was last traded at $158.38 apiece.

VMware, Inc. (VMW): Outperform Candidate With 10.06% Upside Potential

VMware, Inc. is maintained at an average outperform rating by 25 stock analysts, and there are at least 8.7% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 4.06% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 26.38%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 15 of analysts who cover VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $174.32 price target on VMware, Inc., pointing towards a 10.06% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -6.42% less than its 52-week high.

VMware, Inc. Reports -0.24% Sales Growth

VMware, Inc. (VMW) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $1.5 as it actually earned $1.56 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -0.24% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $2.17 billion.

VMW Adds 3.47% In A Week

This company shares (VMW) so far managed to recover 46.03% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a week, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 4.88% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 4.26%. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 0.34% and sits 4.65% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 3.47% gains and is up by 8.59% compared with its 200-day moving average of $151.94. Also, VMware, Inc. (VMW) needs to expand a 24.75% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Consensus Call At 2

As regular trading ended, Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) stock brought in a -$0.04 drop to $46.76. The day started at a price of $47 but then traded as high as $47.5 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2. Southwest Airlines Co. is given 7 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 6 holds. The company shares sank -29.71% from their peak of $66.52 and now has a $27.21 billion market value of equity.

Southwest Airlines Co. Could Grow 32.7% More

LUV’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale improved from 1.89 thirty days ago to 2.05 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) price hitting a mean target of $62.05 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 32.7% . Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 81.78% compared to the most bullish target.

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) Returns -28.56% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 3.14 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 5.36 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 3.11% which for the month reaches 3.77%. Southwest Airlines Co. dipped to as low as $46.59 throughout the day and has returned -28.56% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $44.28 but has recovered 5.6% since then.