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

Cisco Systems Inc. [NASDAQ: CSCO] traded at a high on 12/23/22, posting a 0.34 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $47.48. The company report on December 20, 2022 that Cisco Networking Academy Announces Golden Bridge Award Winners While Celebrating 25 Years of Impact.


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As we continue to celebrate Cisco Networking Academy’s 25 years of impact, we recognize that our success is made possible through our unmatched ecosystem of partners in government, academic institutions, and non-profits around the world.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 9552219 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Cisco Systems Inc. stands at 1.45% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.80%.

The market cap for CSCO stock reached $194.40 billion, with 4.13 billion shares outstanding and 4.10 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 20.10M shares, CSCO reached a trading volume of 9552219 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 $55.50 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 2.50. 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.

Barclays have made an estimate for Cisco Systems Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal Weight, with their previous recommendation back on September 21, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price from $46 to $48. The new note on the price target was released on August 18, 2022, representing the official price target for Cisco Systems Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $63 to $59, while Raymond James kept a Outperform rating on CSCO stock. On August 18, 2022, analysts increased their price target for CSCO shares from 43 to 47.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Cisco Systems Inc. is set at 0.94, with the Price to Sales ratio for CSCO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.72. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.93, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.71. Price to Free Cash Flow for CSCO in the course of the last twelve months was 26.51 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

How has CSCO stock performed recently?

Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.69. With this latest performance, CSCO shares dropped by -2.24% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.48% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -23.76% 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 48.85, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.13, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.98 for Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 46.23, while it was recorded at 47.45 for the last single week of trading, and 46.58 for the last 200 days.

Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO] shares currently have an operating margin of +27.38 and a Gross Margin at +61.94. Cisco Systems Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +22.91.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 29.15, with Return on Assets sitting at 12.34.

Cisco Systems Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Earnings analysis for Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]

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 6.78%.

Insider trade positions for Cisco Systems Inc. [CSCO]

There are presently around $142,103 million, or 74.90% of CSCO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CSCO stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 377,757,324, which is approximately 1.501% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 343,859,528 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $16.33 billion in CSCO stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $8.66 billion in CSCO stock with ownership of nearly -0.298% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Cisco Systems Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 1,440 institutional holders increased their position in Cisco Systems Inc. [NASDAQ:CSCO] by around 105,991,914 shares. Additionally, 1,212 investors decreased positions by around 115,994,044 shares, while 293 investors held positions by with 2,770,914,611 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,992,900,569 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CSCO stock had 113 new institutional investments in for a total of 16,191,623 shares, while 125 institutional investors sold positions of 4,515,969 shares during the same period.

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