Buy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Approach: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), Citigroup Inc

Yolanda Curtis
April 14, 2017

Following U.S. election volatility some analysts have updated their recommended target prices on shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. This suggests CSCO is oversold at current levels. Horizon Kinetics LLC's holdings in Cisco Systems were worth $1,419,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company.

Over the past five trading sessions shares of Cisco Systems, Inc.

The return on assets (ROA) is a very useful indicator that illustrates how profitable a company really is in relation to its total assets. The Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 11.38 million shares with $247.20B value, down from 11.66M last quarter.

The stock's now has an analysts' mean recommendation of 2.2. Typically, they estimate what the company's earnings and cash flow will be for the next couple of years, and then apply a ratio - such as a price-to-earnings ratio - to those estimates to determine what the future stock price should theoretically be.

The company's quick ratio for most recent quarter is 3.60.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 8 Percent. NC now owns 359,679 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $11,409,000 after buying an additional 10,602 shares during the last quarter. Eventually, Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) released that technology innovations for next-generation storage networking that will help customers access, manage and automate this stored data to better enable digital business goals. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $33.88 and a 200 day moving average price of $31.54.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) stock price rose 19.21 percent over the past one year, while increased 4.89 percent during the past 6 months.

Cisco Systems, Inc. has 1 year price target of $35.32. Cisco Systems also was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders acquired 2,809 put options on the company. The average volume stands around 20238.53. The network equipment provider reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.56 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $11.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $11.55 billion. Cisco Systems had a net margin of 21.73% and a return on equity of 17.50%. During the same quarter previous year, the firm posted $0.57 EPS.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 6th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, April 4th. Sales growth in the quarter for Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco Systems's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.52%.

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Shares of Cisco Systems closed the previous trading session at 33.01 up +0.05 0.15% with 13,942,848 shares trading hands. (CSCO)'s stock to Hold with no specific Price Target. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $37.00 price objective on shares of Cisco Systems and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd.

Among 8 analysts covering NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Stillwater Investment Management LLC now owns 71,473 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $2,267,000 after buying an additional 604 shares in the last quarter. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,700 shares of the company's stock, valued at $125,504. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued. The company maintains price to book ratio of 3.46 industry average at 2.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock is up 12.10% in this year through last close, and the beta ratio has a value of -0.06. In addition to its product offerings, the Company provides a range of service offerings, including technical support services and advanced services.

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