Cisco Systems Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

CSCO
 Stock
  

USD 46.06  0.04  0.09%   

The current analyst and expert consensus on Cisco Systems is Buy with 6 hold recommendations. The current projected Cisco Systems target price consensus is 61.63 with 16 analyst opinions. One of the most common ways Cisco Systems analysts use to provide buy-or-sell recommendation to the public are conference calls analysis and financial statements evaluations. Some experts can also talk to Cisco Systems vendors, executives, and/or customers. Cisco Systems recommendation module provides expert sentiment on the projected Cisco Systems target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on target price standard deviation of 6.354. Continue to Macroaxis Advice on Cisco Systems to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.
  
Gross Profit is expected to rise to about 36.9 B this year, although the value of Profit Margin will most likely fall to 0.23. Cisco Systems Debt Non Current is quite stable at the moment as compared to the past year. The company's current value of Debt Non Current is estimated at 11.71 Billion. Shareholders Equity is expected to rise to about 41.1 B this year, although the value of Inventories will most likely fall to about 1.4 B.

Cisco Systems Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Cisco target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysts performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Cisco target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, investor sentiment analysis, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions16
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Buy
Most Cisco analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand Cisco stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Cisco Systems, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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Cisco Systems Target Price Projection

Cisco Systems' current and average target prices are 46.06 and 61.62, respectively. The current price of Cisco Systems is the price at which Cisco Systems is currently trading. On the other hand, Cisco Systems' target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

Cisco Systems Market Quote on 11th of August 2022

Low Price45.8Odds
High Price46.42Odds

46.06

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On Cisco Systems Target Price

Low Estimate46.0Odds
High Estimate70.0Odds
Number of Analysts16
Standard Deviation6.354

61.625

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Cisco Systems and the information provided on this page.

Cisco Systems Analyst Ratings

Cisco Systems' analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about Cisco Systems stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of Cisco Systems' financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. Cisco Systems' historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Analyst Consensus Breakdown

Average Consensus Estimates

About Cisco Systems Target Price Projections

Cisco Systems's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Cisco Systems and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of Cisco depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Cisco Systems including analysis of its current option contracts.
Cisco Systems' latest option contracts expiring on 2022-08-12 are carrying combined implied volatility of 27.15 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 1.1 over 82 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying more puts than calls on contracts expiring on 2022-08-12. The current put volume is at 16296, with calls trading at the volume of 7752. This yields a 2.1 put-to-call volume ratio. The Cisco Systems option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Cisco Systems option contracts. It shows all of Cisco Systems' listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-08-12 Option Contracts

Cisco Systems option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Cisco Systems' lending market. For example, when Cisco Systems' puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Cisco Systems, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Cisco Systems stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Cisco Systems' distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Cisco Systems' open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Cisco Systems' option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Cisco Systems Maximum Pain Price across 2022-08-12 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Cisco Systems close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Cisco Systems' stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Cisco Systems common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Cisco stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Cisco Systems' stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Continue to Macroaxis Advice on Cisco Systems to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Cisco Systems In The Money Call Balance

When Cisco Systems' strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Cisco Systems stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Cisco Systems' options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' option contracts written on Cisco Systems are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Cisco Current Options Market Mood

Cisco Systems' open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Cisco Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Cisco Systems' calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Cisco Systems' option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Cisco Systems' option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Additional Cisco Systems Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Cisco Systems is a key component of Cisco Systems valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Cisco Systems.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Cisco Systems' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Cisco Systems in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
43.7346.0448.35
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
41.4253.7656.07
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
41.6643.9746.28
Details
Earnings
Estimates (11)
LowProjected EPSHigh
2.973.073.11
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Cisco Systems. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Cisco Systems' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Cisco Systems' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Cisco Systems.

Additional Cisco Systems Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Cisco Systems is a key component of Cisco Systems valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Cisco Systems.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Cisco Systems' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Cisco Systems in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
43.7346.0448.35
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
41.4253.7656.07
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
41.6643.9746.28
Details
Earnings
Estimates (11)
LowProjected EPSHigh
2.973.073.11
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Cisco Systems. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Cisco Systems' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Cisco Systems' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Cisco Systems.

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The data published in Cisco Systems' official financial statements usually reflect Cisco Systems' business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Cisco Systems. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by Cisco accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what Cisco Systems' liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Technology space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of Cisco Systems' financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, Cisco Systems' management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in Cisco Systems' accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Cisco Systems. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of Cisco Systems' management to manipulate its earnings.