Cisco Systems Stock Has Risen ~21% in 2018


May. 16 2018, Updated 7:31 a.m. ET

Cisco’s historical stock returns

Cisco Systems (CSCO) stock has returned 37.0% in the last 12 months, 8.9% in the last month, and 4.2% in the last five days. Cisco stock rose 15.0% in 2016 and 31.0% in 2017. Since the start of 2018, it’s risen almost 21%. Peers IBM (IBM), Ericsson (ERIC), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), and Nokia (NOK) have returned -4.0%, 22.0%, 78.0%, and 3.4%, respectively, in the last 12 months.

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Analysts’ recommendations and price targets

Of the 33 analysts tracking Cisco Systems, 24 recommended a “buy,” nine recommended a “hold,” and none recommended a “sell.” Analysts’ 12-month average price target for Cisco is $49.39, and the median estimate is $50.00. Cisco is trading at a discount of 8.0% to analysts’ median estimate.

Moving averages

On May 10, Cisco closed the trading day at $46.30. Based on that price, the stock is trading:

  • 9.2% above its 100-day moving average of $42.39
  • 5.5% above its 50-day moving average of $43.87
  • 3.9% above its 20-day moving average of $44.56

Cisco is trading 52.0% above its 52-week low of $30.36 and just 0.2% below its 52-week high of $46.37.

Relative strength index

Cisco Systems’ 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is 0.51. A stock’s MACD marks the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. Cisco’s positive MACD score indicates an upward trading trend.

Cisco has a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 68, which shows that the stock is trading very close to overbought territory. An RSI score above 70 indicates that a stock has been overbought, while an RSI score below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.


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