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Cisco Systems Inc

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, Japan, and China.

Cisco stock last closed at $49.70, down 0.54% from the previous day, and has decreased 11.49% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Communication Equipment industry by 0.05 percentage points. Cisco stock is currently +28.74% from its 52-week low of $38.61, and -22.69% from its 52-week high of $64.29.

At the moment, there are 4.11B shares of CSCO outstanding. The market value of CSCO is $204.17B. In the past 24 hours, 12.32M CSCO shares were traded.

How to Buy Cisco Stock

Wondering how to invest in Cisco stock? Here's how.
  1. Choose where to buy Cisco stock: You need to decide on an online brokerage, but don't worry - we've analyzed dozens of online stock brokerages and apps to help you choose where to buy Cisco stock.
  2. Open a brokerage account: Sign up for 0% fee trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've selected. It's the best place to buy CSCO stock.
  3. Fund your investment account: Choose your payment method and add your information.
  4. Research Cisco stock: The Cisco ticker symbol is CSCO. Is Cisco stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of CSCO? How do CSCO's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Cisco is a good buy? Why has CSCO's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock market analysis tools can help you decide if CSCO is a good stock to buy).
  5. Make your CSCO buy order: Decide if you will purchase CSCO shares at the current market price or use a limit order to buy CSCO shares at a particular price.
  6. Track your investment in CSCO: Create a watchlist to the latest updates on your new investment in Cisco stock.

Step 1: Choose where to buy Cisco stock

You will need a brokerage account to access the NASDAQ market and buy CSCO stock.

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Step 2: Open a brokerage account

Now that you've selected your brokerage, the next step is to fill out some personal information so you are able to invest in CSCO stock today.

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Step 4: Research Cisco stock

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Cisco shares data

CSCO Price
$49.70
1w %
2.69%
1y %
-11.49%
5y %
31.76%
P/E
17.94x
P/B
5.07x
P/S
3.9x
PEG
1.82x
Revenue
$52.29B
Earnings
$11.50B
Fore. Rev. Growth
3.68%
Fore. Earn. Growth
9.83%
Market Cap
$204.17B
Next Earnings
N/A
Next Dividend
N/A

CSCO Overview

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You can view all of the due diligence checks on CSCO's stock page.

Is CSCO stock undervalued or overvalued?

Investors use many financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge CSCO's intrinsic value.

Using relative valuations ratios:

  • CSCO could be undervalued based on its P/E ratio of 17.94x, relative to Communication Equipment industry P/E ratio of 18.01x
  • CSCO could be overvalued based on its P/B ratio of 5.07x, relative to Communication Equipment industry P/B ratio of 3.48x
  • CSCO could be overvalued based on its PEG ratio of 1.82x

You can do additional valuation research on CSCO's stock here.

How do CSCO Financials look?

Pros:

  • CSCO's operating cash flow of $13.76B allows it to safely service it's debt of $8.88B.
  • CSCO earnings of $14.67B is not sufficient to cover its interest payments.
  • There are more short-term assets than long-term liabilities on the CSCO balance sheet.
  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the CSCO balance sheet.

Cons:

  • CSCO has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 1.31.
  • Total CSCO debt is higher than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • CSCO profit margin has gone down from 22.4% to 22% in the past year.

Is it a good time to buy Cisco stock, according to Wall Street analysts?

Out of 17 sell side analysts who monitor CSCO, the consensus analyst rating on Cisco is a Buy

Should I buy or sell CSCO stock?

Based on 17 analysts offering ratings for Cisco Systems Inc.
Buy
Strong Buy
2 analysts 11.76%
Buy
5 analysts 29.41%
Hold
9 analysts 52.94%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
1 analysts 5.88%

Most Recent CSCO Analyst Forecasts

Matthew Niknam, a bottom 9% analyst from Deutsche Bank maintains CSCO with a hold rating and lowers their CSCO price target from $54.00 to $52.00, on Nov 18, 2022.

Paul Silverstein, a bottom 8% analyst from Cowen & Co. maintains CSCO with a buy rating and raises their CSCO price target from $60.00 to $61.00, on Nov 17, 2022.

Sami Badri, a top 10% analyst from Credit Suisse maintains CSCO with a buy rating and raises their CSCO price target from $65.00 to $67.00, on Nov 17, 2022.

Mike Genovese, a top 15% analyst from Rosenblatt maintains CSCO with a hold rating and lowers their CSCO price target from $53.00 to $51.00, on Nov 17, 2022.

Tim Long, a top 10% analyst from Barclays downgrades CSCO to a hold rating and lowers their CSCO price target from $56.00 to $46.00, on Sep 22, 2022.

You can dig deeper into what analysts are forecasting on the Cisco stock forecast page.

CSCO Trading Indicators

SMA10
48.65
SMA20
46.76
SMA50
43.93
SMA100
44.49
SMA200
47.13
MACD
1.56
MACD Signal
1.32
MACD Histogram
0.24
RSI
71.22
Stochastic %K
92.77
Stochastic %D
90.94
StochRSI %K
95.91
StochRSI %D
91.86

How are CSCO Revenues/Earnings doing?

Last year, CSCO earnings were $11.50B. During the last 5 year, CSCO's earnings have grown by 7.38% per year. This was slower than the Communication Equipment industry average of 20.1%.

Last year, CSCO revenue was $52.29B. In the last five year, CSCO's revenue has grown by 1.82% per year. This was slower than the Communication Equipment industry average of 4.81%.

Dive into CSCO's earnings and revenue performance here.

What are CSCO insiders up to?

Over the past year, insiders at CSCO have sold more shares than they have bought.

Richard Scott Herren, EVP and CFO of CSCO, was the latest CSCO insider to sell. They sold $4,920,443.63 worth of CSCO shares on Dec 1, 2022.

Research more about who owns CSCO shares here.

Does CSCO provide a stable income stream?

Cisco pays a dividend of 3.04%, compared to the Communication Equipment industry's average dividend yield of 2.39%. If you owned $1,000 of CSCO stock, you would have received $30.38 in the past 12 months.

Cisco dividend payments have consistently grown over the past decade and have remained stable.

Get more info about Cisco dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Make your CSCO buy order

There are two primary types of orders:

  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a stock at the best possible price.
    Market orders are usually sufficient.
  • Limit order: A limit order is an order to buy or sell a security at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to be sure you're buying or selling at a particular dollar amount limit, place a limit order.

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Step 6: Track your investment in CSCO

Now that you own some CSCO shares, you'll want to stay up-to-date on your investment.

Put CSCO on a watchlist to keep tabs on your CSCO stock.

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How to Buy Stock in Cisco

To summarize, here are the 6 steps you need to take to buy Cisco stock right now:

  1. Choose where to buy Cisco stock
  2. Open a brokerage account
  3. Fund your investment account
  4. Research Cisco stock
  5. Make your CSCO buy order
  6. Track your investment in CSCO

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NASDAQ: CSCO
$49.70-0.27 (-0.54%)
Updated Dec 2, 2022
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NASDAQ: CSCO
$49.70-0.27 (-0.54%)
Updated Dec 2, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Cisco share?

As of Dec 2, 2022, it costs $49.70 to buy one share of Cisco stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Cisco stock?

According to 17 Wall Street analysts who monitor Cisco, their consensus recommendation is to buy Cisco stock.

What is the best way to buy Cisco stock?

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