Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] is 19.40% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Cisco Systems Inc. [NASDAQ: CSCO] stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.89% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 4.95%. The company report on May 6, 2021 that Cisco Schedules Conference Call for Q3 Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results.

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Cisco has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 1:30 PM (PT); 4:30 PM (ET) to announce its third quarter fiscal year 2021 financial results for the period ending Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Financial results will be released over PR Newswire via US National and European Financial distribution, after the close of the market on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Over the last 12 months, CSCO stock rose by 29.15%. The one-year Cisco Systems Inc. stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.62. The average equity rating for CSCO stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $228.21 billion, with 4.22 billion shares outstanding and 4.22 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 21.13M shares, CSCO stock reached a trading volume of 24139091 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $53.10 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 2.20. 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.

KeyBanc Capital Markets have made an estimate for Cisco Systems Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Weight, with their previous recommendation back on April 23, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Deutsche Bank raised their target price to Hold. The new note on the price target was released on April 20, 2021, representing the official price target for Cisco Systems Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $63, while Wolfe Research analysts kept a Outperform rating on CSCO stock. On March 25, 2021, analysts increased their price target for CSCO shares from 50 to 59.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Cisco Systems Inc. is set at 0.85, with the Price to Sales ratio for CSCO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.75. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.77, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.16. Price to Free Cash Flow for CSCO in the course of the last twelve months was 27.54 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.60.

CSCO Stock Performance Analysis:

Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.95. With this latest performance, CSCO shares gained by 2.93% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 46.10% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 29.15% 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 65.38, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 69.77, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.52 for Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 50.31, while it was recorded at 51.78 for the last single week of trading, and 44.67 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Cisco Systems Inc. Fundamentals:

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 Total Capital for CSCO is now 25.23, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 22.84. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 31.37, with Return on Assets sitting at 11.64. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 41.10. Additionally, CSCO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 29.13, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 16.43. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 32.28, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 22.87.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] managed to generate an average of $144,697 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.67 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.51.Cisco Systems Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Cisco Systems Inc. posted 0.79/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.69/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 14.50%. 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 5.81%.

Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $159,972 million, or 73.90% of CSCO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CSCO stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 334,979,843, which is approximately 2.222% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 330,742,047 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $17.34 billion in CSCO stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $9.4 billion in CSCO stock with ownership of nearly -2.669% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Cisco Systems Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 1,305 institutional holders increased their position in Cisco Systems Inc. [NASDAQ:CSCO] by around 133,082,791 shares. Additionally, 1,229 investors decreased positions by around 111,389,563 shares, while 210 investors held positions by with 2,806,109,242 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 3,050,581,596 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CSCO stock had 234 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,917,828 shares, while 106 institutional investors sold positions of 4,729,229 shares during the same period.

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