Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) share price swings at $34.12 with percentage change of 0.06% in most recent trading session.
The CSCO held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The CSCO ratings chart showed that 13 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 3 analysts opting for Overweight option for same period, whereas, 1 analyst out of pool gave UNDERWEIGHT rating. For stocks’ current month, 16 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 1 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 34.93 as compared to current price of 34.12.
Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.62 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $2.38 as compared to one month ago of $2.37, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $2.49.
The profit margin can answer significantly to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has positive 20.20% profit margin that indicates every dollar of sales a firm actually keeps in earnings, and the larger number indicates improving and vise worse. The firm has gross profit margin of 63.50% and operating profit margin calculated as 24.80%. Moving toward returns ratio, CSCO has returns on investment of 11.40% which indicates firm’s investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.
While returns on assets calculated as 8.00% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has returns on equity of 15.50%, which is measuring a corporation’s profitability by revealing how much profit generates by CSCO with the shareholders’ money. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.20 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -0.23%.
Effective Investment Valuation
To persist focus on investment valuation, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) also have significant role in eyes of active investors, it has price to earnings growth of 1.74, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock.
CSCO has price to earnings growth ratio of 1.74, it is adding factors in a stock’s estimated earnings growth into its current valuation that showed 17.56 by price to earning ration. Furthermore, it has price to sale ratio of 3.52 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes. The firm’s price to book was 2.68, which can be compared with current price to get idea about under or overvalue of stock. Forward Price to Earnings ratio of CSCO attains value of 13.68 that is projecting or estimating EPS for the next 12-months and its follow by traders who believe on anticipates of a firm’s future rather than past performance.
To have technical views, liquidity ratio of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) calculated as 3.70 to match up with its debt to equity ratio of 0.55. The float short ration was 1.03%; as compared to Short Ratio were 2.48. The firm has institutional ownership of 77.00%, while insider ownership included 0.10%.