I don't know why it hurts. There is always a mild sell off of a company when it releases an IPO. When the IPO settles down to some sort of rational price and volume then the value represents itself clearly to the parent company. The value in VMW will show itself and EMC will be the beneficiary. Just hang on and see.
On the Yahoo news:
On a lighter note anyone who couldn't see Walmart getting hit on earnigs forcast is a dult. I gues that is a lot of Wall Street. Don't you all know that it is the same poor folks who can't ballance their check book and sign poor home loans that shop at Walmart. DUUUUHHH! Look out home improvement chains for a while. It is not that the home builders aren't building that hurts most it is the dumb asses that are subprime who paid to much for their dump houses and now can't afford to go shopping for a new bit of trim for their kitchen.
I am so happy to be in a company that isn't affected by stupid people or banks or lenders.
oh yeh, stocks always looose money when they spin off a hugh ipo,where did you learn that from? the same losers on this board that have saying emc will go to the moon.emc does not care about you bag holders, just by it low one day sell it higher the next, dont hold onto emc its a crummy stock and no one can argue that if they look at the past 6 years