went up because the COO re-affirmed every single metric possible
the COO re-affirmed everything: q2 guidance, full year guidance, operating cash flow, free cash flow, license renewals...EVERYTHING
at $71, this is a strong buy. Remember why it dropped from $79: some Stiefel incompetent/criminal so called anal-yst took it upon himself to analyze a slide shown by EMC during their presentation. As the VMW COO mentioned, it was just a "placeholder" for illustration purposes only. Did the Stiefel dude check with the VMW management before speculating? Of course not. Why bother checking the facts.