Aha!!! VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger DENIES MSFT taking mkt share!!
Dishonest short hedge fund probably paid OCR Global to LIE today about technology comparisons (e.g. MSFT vs. VMW) and most investors do NOT understand Tech well enough to see the claims of MSFT inroads as FRAUDULENT.
So, then they stupidly hit the sell button so that the short hedge funds can gun for stop loss orders and load up on shares.
VMW will bounce back up after this fraudulent day.
The company announced it's earnings date but didn't pre-announce bad earnings, so they should hit EPS estimates no problem, if not exceed them.
I think the company should come out with a PR that debunks the rumors about the MSFT lies -- which can be damaging to VMW's marketing efforts too if the rumors change the perception about their products.