Cisco shares rally 5% on earnings beat, outlook, shareholder returns

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

Citigroup maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. The stock is now showing positive return of 4.69% throughout last week and witnessed rising return of 1.25% in one month period. About 7.92 million shares traded.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:QCOM), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. U.S. Bancorp had 84 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Shares had risen 20 percent since it reported fiscal first-quarter earnings in November. Firm's net income measured an average growth rate of -18.70%. On Thursday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Equal-Weight". The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Raymond James. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Tuesday, April 5 to "Neutral" rating. See Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. 107 funds opened positions while 619 raised stakes. Cohen Steers has 0.04% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) rating on Thursday, August 18. Poplar Forest Capital Llc bought 65,300 shares as the company's stock declined 7.50% while stock markets rallied.

It is a positive indicator for investor portfolio value - when the price of a stock Investor owns goes up in value. More interesting news about Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Kames Cap Plc stated it has 2.48M shares. Hamilton Point Invest Lc reported 1.47% stake. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Mitchell Sinkler Starr Pa holds 0.88% or 16,721 shares. (NASDAQ:CCXI). The Missouri-based Piermont Management has invested 0.07% in ChemoCentryx, Inc. Df Dent Com Incorporated invested 0.06% in Cisco Systems, Inc. Spinnaker Tru stated it has 0.68% in Cisco Systems, Inc. Clearbridge Invests Limited Liability has 0.24% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) for 27,784 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Limited Liability, a Illinois-based fund reported 24,300 shares. Paloma Prns Mgmt owns 57,084 shares. Royal Dutch Shell Plc was raised too.

Since August 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $348,184 activity. (NASDAQ:CSCO) shares were sold by Walker Karen.

Fort Lp decreased Block H & R Inc (NYSE:HRB) stake by 346,908 shares to 524,855 valued at $13.90 million in 2017Q3. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 3,309 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $104,000 after purchasing an additional 878 shares during the period. $7.59 million worth of Cisco Systems, Inc.

On 11/22/2017 John T Chambers, Insider, sold 250,000 with an average share price of $36.50 per share and the total transaction amounting to $9,125,000.00. $821,900 worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses and stock option expense, were 63 cents per share.

On 12/11/2017 Cisco Systems announced a quarterly dividend of $0.29 3.06% with an ex dividend date of 1/4/2018 which will be payable on 1/24/2018. (NASDAQ:CSCO), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold.

Analysts expected Cisco Systems to report earnings of 59 cents on sales of $11.82 billion for the period ended December 31. Moreover, Livingston Gru Asset Management (Operating As Southport Management) has 1.66% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc.

As with another former market bellwether, IBM (IBM), Cisco in a midst of a transformation. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $42.41. The rating was upgraded by TheStreet to "Hold" on Tuesday, August 25. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Thursday, May 19 with "Underperform" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $37 target in Thursday, February 16 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It fall, as 74 investors sold CSCO shares while 637 reduced holdings. Btim Corporation invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Kennedy Cap Mgmt reported 0.22% stake. Deprince Race Zollo reported 426,978 shares stake. Secor Capital Advisors Limited Partnership, New York-based fund reported 2,762 shares. Intrust National Bank Na holds 0.43% or 39,198 shares. Ftb Advsrs holds 0% or 31 shares. Federated Invsts Pa has 0.01% invested in Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. Olstein Cap Mngmt Lp invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Keystone Financial Planning Incorporated owns 198,973 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Limited Liability Corp has 0.01% invested in Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (NYSE:HRC). Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 286,794 shares.

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