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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CSCO. The highest price target was 40, which equates to a potential upside of 26.7 percent. The lowest price target was 29, which equates to a potential downside of -8.14 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.39 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.69 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CSCO to grow at a rate of 7.82 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of CSCO is 2.03.

CSCO has traded between a high of 34.60 and a low of 29.12 over the past year. Today's price is 8.41 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.76 percent below the high. CSCO has a P/E 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 market cap of CSCO is $158.3 billion. CSCO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.