Taking Aim at Shares of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) and Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO)

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) moved -0.56% from the recent close and currently pricing at $132.53.  There has been some talk amongst investors regarding this name and is on many “cheap” stock watchlists.  Cheap that is in terms of price, but what about value?

Most investors are likely looking for that next stock that is ready to take off running. Maybe the focus is on finding a stock that has recently taken a turn for the worse for no real apparent reason. As we all know, as quickly as a stock can drop in price, it can bounce back just as fast. Although the popular stocks that receive a high level of media coverage tend to recover quicker after a sell-off, there may be plenty of under the radar stocks that are ripe for buying. Scoping out these potential market gems may help repair a portfolio that has taken a hit for any number of reasons.

The average investor might not have the time to monitor every single tick of a given stock, but taking a look at historical performance may help provide some valuable insight on where the stock may be trending in the future. Over the past week, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has performed 0.97%. For the past month, shares are 10.40%. Over the last quarter, shares have performed 17.12%. Looking back further, VMware, Inc. stock has been 49.97% over the last six months, and 5.75% since the start of the calendar year. For the past full year, shares are 62.06%.

There is rarely any substitute for diligent research, especially when it pertains to the equity markets. No matter what strategy an investor employs, keeping abreast of current market happenings is of the utmost importance. Everyone wants to see their stock picks soar, but the stark reality is that during a market wide sell-off, this may not be the case. Recently, shares of VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) have been seen trading 26.78% away from the 200-day moving average and 7.12% off the 50-day moving average. The stock is currently trading -0.60% away from the 52-week high and separated 63.82% from the 52-week low. VMware, Inc.’s RSI is presently sitting at 63.83.

Recommendations

Based on the stock’s volatility for the week, which is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given stock and represents average daily high/low percentage range of 1.41% and month of 1.71%.  So are analysts giving the Buy signal at this juncture?  Sell-side firms currently have a consensus recommendation of 2.10 on the shares.  This is based on a 1 to 5 formula where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Analysts are projecting the stock to trade at 132.66 within the next 12-18 months. 

Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) shares are on our watchlist today as the stock has moved 0.11% from the recent close, pricing at $82.09 at the time of press.  This stock has garnered the attention of value investors and here we’ll take a look at the equity’s recent performance.

Most investors are likely looking for that next stock that is ready to take off running. Maybe the focus is on finding a stock that has recently taken a turn for the worse for no real apparent reason. As we all know, as quickly as a stock can drop in price, it can bounce back just as fast.

Although the popular stocks that receive a high level of media coverage tend to recover quicker after a sell-off, there may be plenty of under the radar stocks that are ripe for buying. Scoping out these potential market gems may help repair a portfolio that has taken a hit for any number of reasons.

The average investor might not have the time to monitor every single tick of a given stock, but taking a look at historical performance may help provide some valuable insight on where the stock may be trending in the future. Over the past week, Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) has performed 0.06%. For the past month, shares are 4.64%. Over the last quarter, shares have performed 5.35%. Looking back further, Bank of Montreal stock has been 7.15% over the last six months, and 2.59% since the start of the calendar year. For the past full year, shares are 10.01%.

There is rarely any substitute for diligent research, especially when it pertains to the equity markets. No matter what strategy an investor employs, keeping abreast of current market happenings is of the utmost importance. Everyone wants to see their stock picks soar, but the stark reality is that during a market wide sell-off, this may not be the case. Recently, shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) have been seen trading 9.85% away from the 200-day moving average and 4.41% off the 50-day moving average. The stock is currently trading -0.71% away from the 52-week high and separated 22.98% from the 52-week low. Bank of Montreal’s RSI is presently sitting at 76.10.