Cisco stock: buy or sell?
August 22nd, 2019
Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide.
Should I buy Cisco stock?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Following a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Currently, Cisco Systems stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Cisco Systems stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we collected 15 ratings published for CSCO stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for CSCO stock, with 10 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-8-15||Royal Bank of Canada||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-8-15||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-8-15||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Neutral|
|2019-8-12||Robert W. Baird||n/a||Buy|
|2019-7-10||Robert W. Baird||n/a||Buy|
|2019-7-10||Bank of America||n/a||Buy|
|2019-6-12||William Blair||Outperform||Market Perform|
Cisco stock analysis
Shares of Cisco Systems closed today at $48.18 and depreciated a bad -1.21%.
Shares of Cisco Systems depreciated a bad -1.21% and closed at $48.18. CSCO marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $53.36 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. In the last 20 days when CSCO stock price broke down the SMA100d line, it slid $-7.21 per share (-13.02%).
After sliding for 4 weeks, this week Cisco Systems escalated a fine 2.60%, closing at $48.18. Last week CSCO collapsed a hair-raising -11.65% in just one week. After 4 weeks sliding, this week raised a 2.33%.
Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down last week, CSCO fell $-4.25 per share (-8.11%). Stocks under the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.
Cisco stock price history
Cisco stock went public on February 16th, 1990 with a price of $0.061. Since then, CSCO stock surged a 80,200.00%, with a yearly average of 2,765.50%. If you had invested $1,000 in Cisco stock in 1990, it would worth $802,000.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Cisco stock historical price chart
CSCO stock reached 52-week highs on July 16th at $58.26, and all-time highs 2000-03-27 with a price of 64.43.
Cisco stock price target is $56.00Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' CSCO stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we found 14 price forecasts for CSCO stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-15||UBS Group||Set Price Target||n/a||$58.00||-|
|2019-8-15||Royal Bank of Canada||Lowers Target||n/a||$53.00||-|
|2019-8-15||Raymond James||Raises Target||$58.00||$59.00||1.7%|
|2019-8-15||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$51.00||$49.00||-3.9%|
|2019-8-15||MKM Partners||Lowers Target||$56.00||$51.00||-8.9%|
|2019-8-15||Credit Suisse Group||Lowers Target||$52.00||$50.00||-3.8%|
|2019-8-12||Robert W. Baird||Reiterates||n/a||$57.00||-|
|2019-7-10||Robert W. Baird||Reiterates||n/a||$57.00||-|
|2019-7-10||Bank of America||Reiterates||n/a||$62.00||-|
|2019-6-26||UBS Group||Set Price Target||n/a||$61.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareCisco Systems presented slightly good results for 2019-Q1 on February. Cisco Systems grew Earnings per Share (EPS) by 3.10%, beating experts consensus of $0.65. Cisco Systems posted $0.67.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Cisco Systems annual revenues stayed steady a tight 0.00% to $49,329.00 M USD from $49,330.00 marked in 2018. In line, its profit margin (compared to revenues) remained stable to 0.22%, that is $110.00 million. Cisco Systems fiscal year ends in July, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Cisco Systems TTM sales up to January 2019 were $50,824.00 and earnings $12,865.00 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Cisco Systems business evolution since July 2018: Annual revenues up to January, compared to lastest yearly report, appreciated a good 3.03%. Instead, profit margin (net income/revenues) rocketed at 0.22%.
|2014||$47,140 M||-||$7,850 M16.7%||-|
|2014||$47,140 M||0.00%||$7,850 M16.7%||0.00%|
|2015||$49,160 M||4.29%||$8,980 M18.3%||14.39%|
|2015||$49,161 M||0.00%||$8,981 M18.3%||0.01%|
|2016||$49,250 M||0.18%||$10,740 M21.8%||19.59%|
|2016||$49,247 M||-0.01%||$10,739 M21.8%||-0.01%|
|2017||$48,010 M||-2.51%||$9,610 M20.0%||-10.51%|
|2017||$48,005 M||-0.01%||$9,609 M20.0%||-0.01%|
|2018||$49,330 M||2.76%||$110 M0.2%||-98.86%|
|2018||$49,329 M||0.00%||$110 M0.2%||0.00%|
|TTM||$50,824 M||3.03%||$12,865 M25.3%||11,595.45%|
Quarterly financial resultsCisco Systems reported $12,446.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -4.79% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $2,822.00 M with a profit margin of 22.67%. Profit margin decreased a -4.48% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 27.15%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Cisco Systems sales marked a nice gain and gained a 4.70%.
|2017-Q2||$11,940 M||-||$2,520 M21.1%||-|
|2017-Q3||$12,130 M||1.59%||$2,420 M20.0%||-3.97%|
|2017-Q4||$12,136 M||0.05%||$2,394 M19.7%||-1.07%|
|2018-Q1||$11,887 M||-2.05%||$-8,778 M-73.8%||-466.67%|
|2018-Q2||$12,463 M||4.85%||$2,691 M21.6%||-130.66%|
|2018-Q3||$12,843 M||3.05%||$3,803 M29.6%||41.32%|
|2018-Q4||$13,072 M||1.78%||$3,549 M27.1%||-6.68%|
|2019-Q1||$12,446 M||-4.79%||$2,822 M22.7%||-20.48%|
Cisco Systems ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.
Cisco Systems shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.07% of all shares.
In case of Cisco Systems stock, 77.33% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for CSCO stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Cisco Systems:
|Market cap||$206.2 B||$12.2 B||$0.0 M||$7.7 B||$28.6 B|
|Total shares||4,280.0 M||131.7 M||0.0 M||59.7 M||1,510.0 M|
|Float shares||4,280.0 M||130.0 M||2,800.0 M||59.9 M||1,500.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||77.3%||103.2%||221.9%||105.4%||83.9%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.1%||1.0%||0.0%||0.5%||0.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Thursday, August 22nd, 2019|
|Day range||$47.95 - $49.24|
|Average true range||$1.65|
|50d mov avg||$54.63|
|100d mov avg||$54.65|
|200d mov avg||$50.71|
Cisco Systems performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. In the following table, we compare Cisco Systems performance to Citrix Systems, , F5 Networks, HP, International Business Machines, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, NETGEAR and Vmware:
Cisco Systems competitorsWe picked a few stocks to conform a list of Cisco Systems competitors to examine if you are interested in investing in CSCO:
- Citrix Systems (CTXS)
- F5 Networks (FFIV)
- HP (HPQ)
- International Business Machines (IBM)
- Juniper Networks (JNPR)
- Microsoft (MSFT)
- Motorola Solutions (MSI)
- NETGEAR (NTGR)
- Vmware (VMW)
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