Cisco's Trifecta: $25 Billion Buyback, Beats On Earnings, Outlook

Cisco Systems, Inc. Earnings Preview: Stock Up, Modest Beat Expected

Intermediate Trend – Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 4.37 and price to earnings ratio of 21.85 attracting passive investors. The Current Ratio for Cisco Systems, valued at giving investors the idea of the corporation's ability to pay back its liabilities (debts and accounts payables) via its existing assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivables). Current trade price levels places CSCO's stock about -4.07% away from the 52-week high and closed 35.80% away from the 52-week low. Creative Planning holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 8,446 shares. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Ohio-based Private Tru Comm Na has invested 0.44% in Cisco Systems, Inc.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: "Stock Buyback Program Authorized by Cisco Systems (CSCO) Board" was first reported by StockNewsTimes and is the sole property of of StockNewsTimes. At a forward price-earnings ratio of 16 times and a price/earnings to growth ratio of 2.43 times, the stock has room to expand to an 18-20x forward P/E or a 2.5-3.0x PEG. It also helps investors understand the market price per share by the earnings per share. Macguire Cheswick And Tuttle Inv Counsel Limited Liability Company reported 44,266 shares. The New York-based Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership has invested 0.02% in United Bankshares, Inc. Davidson Kempner Capital Management Lp acquired 1.21M shares as Caesars Entmt Corp (CZR)'s stock rose 18.48%.

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $23.51 million activity. The insider Walker Karen sold 23,110 shares worth $740,883. 121,390 shares valued at $3.89M were sold by Robbins Charles on Monday, September 11. Ford Motor Company (F) negotiated 27.7 million shares and maintained an average volume of 45.3 million shares. It dropped, as 12 investors sold ChemoCentryx, Inc. shares while 23 reduced holdings. Another trade for 15,230 shares valued at $578,740 was made by MCGEARY RODERICK C on Thursday, December 14. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Stochastic %D value stayed at 63.19% for the last 9 days. Citigroup reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Cisco Systems in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HRC) has risen 57.47% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:UBSI) for 19,573 shares. Tompkins Financial Corp lifted its position in Cisco Systems by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. (NASDAQ:CSCO) earned "Buy" rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, June 21. The network equipment provider reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.04. CSCO's profit will be $2.62 billion for 20.70 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. Comparatively, Cisco Systems, Inc. posted earnings of $0.67 per share in the same quarter past year. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Guggenheim Capital has 0.4% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. Therefore 33% are positive.

Analysts on average had expected Cisco to report a profit of 59 cents per share and revenue of US$11.8 billion. Wells Fargo & Co reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $42.00 price target on shares of Cisco Systems in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. As per Wednesday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by Needham. Northstar Advsrs Lc stated it has 1.72% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. No one rates the stock a "sell".

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 25th. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $8300 target in Thursday, August 3 report. OTR Global downgraded the shares of CSCO in report on Monday, October 31 to "Mixed" rating. Raymond James has "Outperform" rating and $34 target. Patriot Wealth Mngmt stated it has 1.66% in Cisco Systems, Inc. Indiana & Invest Management Com reported 0.33% of its portfolio in Cisco Systems, Inc. Wall Street expects revenue from Cisco's switching business - its largest segment - to increase about 1% to $3.33 billion, while its routing segment is projected to reach revenue of $1.84 billion, growing just shy of 1%.

On 12/7/2016 Cisco Systems announced a quarterly dividend of $0.26 3.47% with an ex dividend date of 1/4/2017 which will be payable on 1/25/2017.

Cisco Systems, Inc designs and sells a range of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world.

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