Analyst Ratings for Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for CSCO last month.

Of the 34 analysts covering the stock, 18 gave it a buy rating, 3 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

CSCO was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 40, implying potential capital gains of 26.7 percent. The minimum price target given was 29, implying a possible loss of -8.14 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.39 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.69 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CSCO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.82 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of CSCO is 2.03.

CSCO has a 52-week high of 34.60 and a 52-week low of 29.12. Today's price is 8.41 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.76 percent below the high. CSCO has a price/earnings ratio of 15.86. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CSCO value stock report compares CSCO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $158.3 billion. CSCO is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.