the market has been up of late but not too many buyers stepup and because of this the value is for the big part controlled by shorts. the earnings report will determine the direction of the stock, tanked or surged. the downturn is limited, it could go down 5 to 10 from here and if it the case it will be a great buy. the upturn is huge, this could go up to 100 within a short time if the earnings favorable. the bottom line vmw is a great long term buy for two key reasons. It has a great growth rate and the margin is huge. good luck to all.