Intel Cuts VMware Stake In Half

While Cisco is increasing its stake in VMware, Intel is reducing it. The company plans to sell the bulk of those shares on Tuesday, according to a regulatory filing.

Intel disclosed that it had recently sold 1 million shares in the virtualization software maker and plans to sell another 3.75 million VMware shares on the open market “approximately” on Tuesday.

The chipmaker originally paid $23 per share for the stock in a private placement. VMware shares hit a record high of $125.25 on October 31, 2007, after going public in August that year at $29 per share.

Shares of VMware, which is majority-owned by EMC, fell nearly 4 percent before recovering to trade up 0.53 percent at $31.98 in morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

More info in this Reuters article.

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