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. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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. 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CSCO is 2.03.

In the last 52-weeks, CSCO has achieved a high of 34.60 and a low of 29.12. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 8.41 percent, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $158.3 billion. CSCO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.