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 a possible profit of 26.7 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -3.39 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.69 percent.

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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CSCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.82 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. CSCO has a PEG ratio of 2.03.

CSCO has a 52-week high of 34.60 and a 52-week low of 29.12. Currently the stock is 8.41 percent higher than its 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.