Wolfe Research lifts Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Cisco Systems Inc. [NASDAQ: CSCO] gained 0.69% on the last trading session, reaching $42.25 price per share at the time. The company report on August 19, 2020 that Ping Beware: Riot Games Partners With Cisco To Power LoL Esports.

LOS ANGELES and SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 19, 2020 /CNW/ –.

News Summary.

Cisco Systems Inc. represents 4.23 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $178.65 billion with the latest information. CSCO stock price has been found in the range of $41.45 to $42.28.

If compared to the average trading volume of 22.59M shares, CSCO reached a trading volume of 21610103 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CSCO shares is $49.35 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CSCO stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wolfe Research have made an estimate for Cisco Systems Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on July 24, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on July 16, 2020, representing the official price target for Cisco Systems Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $54, while Morgan Stanley analysts kept a Overweight rating on CSCO stock. On June 16, 2020, analysts increased their price target for CSCO shares from 48 to 55.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Cisco Systems Inc. is set at 0.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for CSCO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.62. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.01, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.76. Price to Free Cash Flow for CSCO in the course of the last twelve months was 20.19 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

Trading performance analysis for CSCO stock

Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.91. With this latest performance, CSCO shares dropped by -8.71% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 5.52% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -9.70% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CSCO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 34.09, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 31.51, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.19 for Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 45.64, while it was recorded at 42.19 for the last single week of trading, and 44.57 for the last 200 days.

Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] shares currently have an operating margin of +28.60 and a Gross Margin at +63.98. Cisco Systems Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +22.75.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 31.37, with Return on Assets sitting at 11.64.

Cisco Systems Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Cisco Systems Inc. posted 0.84/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.81/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 3.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CSCO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Cisco Systems Inc. go to 6.18%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]

There are presently around $130,933 million, or 74.40% of CSCO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CSCO stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 339,202,387, which is approximately -6.388% of the company’s market cap and around 0.04% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 317,702,210 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $13.42 billion in CSCO stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $7.91 billion in CSCO stock with ownership of nearly 0.75% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Cisco Systems Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 1,308 institutional holders increased their position in Cisco Systems Inc. [NASDAQ:CSCO] by around 169,497,009 shares. Additionally, 1,081 investors decreased positions by around 151,101,185 shares, while 231 investors held positions by with 2,778,399,490 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 3,098,997,684 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CSCO stock had 185 new institutional investments in for a total of 19,020,863 shares, while 93 institutional investors sold positions of 13,075,677 shares during the same period.

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