Cisco Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


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Given the investment horizon of 90 days and complete risk avoidance on your part, our recommendation regarding Cisco Systems is 'Strong Sell'. Macroaxis provides Cisco Systems buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding CSCO positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Cisco Systems' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
The advice is provided from Cisco Systems' buy-and-hold perspective. Continue to Cisco Systems Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Cisco and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Cisco Systems.

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For the selected time horizon Cisco Systems has a Mean Deviation of 1.08, Standard Deviation of 1.54 and Variance of 2.38
Cisco Systems advice module can be used to check and cross-verify current investment recommendation provided by analysts analyzing the company's potential to grow using all of fundamental, technical, data market data available at the time. To make sure Cisco Systems is not overpriced, please confirm all Cisco Systems fundamentals, including its revenue, cash flow from operations, current asset, as well as the relationship between the cash per share and beta . Given that Cisco Systems has a price to earning of 16.74 X, we suggest you to validate Cisco Systems market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Cisco Systems Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Cisco Systems generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Cisco Systems is unlikely to experience financial distress in the next 2 years
Over 75.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from Why You Might Be Interested In Cisco Systems, Inc. For Its Upcoming Dividend - Nasdaq

Cisco Systems current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Cisco analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Cisco analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price53.42
Target Median Price52.00
Target High Price73.00
Recommendation Mean2.50
Number Of Analyst Opinions24
Target Low Price40.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Cisco Systems Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Cisco Systems' historical returns is an attempt to chart the uncertainty of Cisco Systems' future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Cisco Systems stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Cisco Systems price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Cisco Systems returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Cisco Systems.
Mean Return-0.08Value At Risk-2.03
Potential Upside2.20Standard Deviation1.54
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Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Cisco Systems historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Cisco Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Cisco Systems is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Cisco Systems backward and forwards among themselves. Cisco Systems' institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Cisco Systems' securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares372.2 M15.9 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares351.4 M15 B
State Street CorpCommon Shares182.9 M7.8 B
Geode Capital Management LlcCommon Shares74.6 M3.2 B
Bank Of New York Mellon CorpCommon Shares71.1 MB
Bank Of America CorpCommon Shares67.1 M2.9 B
Charles Schwab Investment Management IncCommon Shares64.9 M2.8 B
Note, although Cisco Systems' institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Cisco Systems Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Cisco Systems or Technology sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Cisco Systems' price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Cisco stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.09
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.0196

Cisco Systems Volatility Alert

Cisco Systems exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.6 and kurtosis of 3.39. However, we advise investors to further study Cisco Systems technical indicators to ensure that all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Cisco Systems' stock risk against market volatility during both bullish and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Cisco Systems' stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Cisco Systems Implied Volatility

Cisco Systems' implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Cisco Systems stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Cisco Systems' implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Cisco Systems stock will not fluctuate a lot when Cisco Systems' options are near their expiration.

Cisco Systems Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Cisco Systems' fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Cisco Systems' direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Cisco Systems and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Cisco Systems or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Cisco Systems' fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Cisco Systems by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsCisco SystemsPeer Average
Return On Equity29.79 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset9.50 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin23.28 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin31.16 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation178.26 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding4.22 B571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.07 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions75.20 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted37.65 M4.71 M
Price to Earning16.74 X28.72 X
Price to Book4.32 X9.51 X
Price to Sales3.27 X11.42 X
Revenue51.58 B9.43 B
Gross Profit31.89 B27.38 B
EBITDA16.07 B3.9 B
Net Income12.01 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents20.11 B2.7 B
Cash per Share4.86 X5.01 X
Total Debt10.5 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.26 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.49 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share9.27 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations14.05 B971.22 M
Short Ratio1.63 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share2.39 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth2.11 X4.89 X
Number of Employees79.5 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization168.7 B19.03 B
Total Asset121.65 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings7.3 B9.33 B
Working Capital53.81 B1.48 B
Current Asset78.72 B9.34 B
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Cisco Systems Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Cisco . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.

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Is Cisco Systems' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Cisco Systems. If investors know Cisco will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Cisco Systems listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Cisco Systems is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Cisco that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Cisco Systems' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Cisco Systems' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Cisco Systems' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Cisco Systems' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Cisco Systems' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Cisco Systems value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Cisco Systems' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.