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Will Cisco Beat Analyst Estimates in Fiscal 1Q18?

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Will Cisco Beat Analyst Estimates in Fiscal 1Q18? PART 10 OF 11

Where is Cisco Trading Compared to Analyst Target Estimates in November 2017?

Analyst recommendations for Cisco

Of the 26 analysts tracking Cisco Systems (CSCO) stock, 18 recommend a “buy,” while eight recommend a “hold.” There are currently no “sell” recommendations for the stock.

The analysts’ price target for Cisco stock is now $35.73, with a median target estimate of $36. Cisco is thus trading at a discount of 4.3% to the median analyst estimate.

Where is Cisco Trading Compared to Analyst Target Estimates in November 2017?

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Stock returns

Cisco has generated returns of 11.3% in the trailing-12-month period and has risen ~14% since the start of calendar 2017, after rising over 15% in 2016. Cisco stock has risen 2.2% in the past month but has fallen 0.5% in the past five trading days.

Among peers, Juniper Networks (JNPR), Nokia (NOK), Microsoft (MSFT), and IBM (IBM) have generated returns of -2.8%, 14%, 40%, and -2.3%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.

Moving averages

On November 8, Cisco closed the trading day at $34.5. Based on that price, the stock’s moving averages are as follows:

  • 6.4% above its 100-day moving average of $32.43
  • 3.4% above its 50-day moving average of $33.35
  • 1.2% above its 20-day moving average of $34.1

RSI and MACD

Cisco’s 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is 0.34. (A stock’s MACD is the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages.) Since Cisco’s MACD is positive, it suggests an upward trading pattern.

Cisco has a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 62, which shows that the stock is trading close to overbought territory. (If an RSI is above 70, it means that a stock has likely been overbought, while an RSI figure below 30 suggests that the stock may be oversold.)

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