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Analyst Recommendations for Cisco

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of November 20, 2015, Cisco (CSCO) has generated returns of 2.6% in the trailing-12-month period and -6.1% in the trailing-one-month period. The share price of the company has fallen by 5.2% in the trailing-five-day period.

Cisco’s peers Juniper (JNPR), Palo Alto Network (PANW), and Qualcomm (QCOM) have generated returns of 6.1%, 9.2%, and -4.5%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Moving averages

On November 10, 2015, the last trading price of Cisco was $27.6. The company was trading 1.8% below its 20-day moving average of $28.1, 0.75% above its 50-day moving average of $27.4, and 0.80% above its 100-day moving average of $27.3.

Moving average convergence divergence and RSI

The moving average convergence divergence (or MACD) is the difference between the short-term and long-term moving averages of a company. Cisco’s 14-day MACD of -0.03 shows a downward-trading trend, as the figure is negative.

The 14-day relative strength index (or RSI) for Cisco is 48, which shows that the stock is neither oversold nor overbought. If the RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock is overbought. An RSI figure below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

Cisco constitutes 0.78% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and 2.7% of the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ).

Analyst recommendations

Out of 21 analysts covering Cisco, five have “buy” recommendations, 14 have “sell” recommendations, and two have “hold” recommendations on the stock.

The analyst stock price target for the company is $31.3, with a median target estimate of $32.0. Cisco is trading at a discount of 13.8% with respect to its median target.

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