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 most optimistic price target was 40, which equates to a potential upside of 26.7 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 29, which equates to a potential downside of -8.14 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.69 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CSCO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.82 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.