The analysts get ahead of themselves every time. Nobody is factoring in the sequestration. VMW hit their guidance and posted profits when most companies and governments are tightening budgets.. Unfortunately, The analysts have a different outlook on the situation which everyone follows like sheep. That is human nature. Most people can not think for themselves. When trading, you must be an independent thinker. Following most of these bozos will run you broke. Hold your position. This one will eventually recover. This is one major reason DELL wants to go private. Michael Dell is sick of the analysts and their games.