The Latest Analyst Coverage For Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), CA, Inc. (CA)

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) shares were trading higher by 0.6 percent ($0.2) at $33.75 a piece in Thursday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $33.55. CSCO trades with a P/S ratio of 3.51. This is lower than the both industry’s 133.61 and the wider sector’s 13.99. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.22 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 17.72. Shares of CSCO have uptrended 6% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved 3.9% in that time. Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) has a market cap of $168.58 billion and over the last 12 months, Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has gone stronger by 11.2%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NASDAQ:CSCO) price has been as high as $34.6 and as low as $29.12. Cisco Systems, Inc. earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 5% over the last 5 years.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (Mean Target Price: $35.59)

The average 1-year price target for Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $35.59/share. That’s a potential 5.45 increase relative to where Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $33.45 and $33.89. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $29. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $40.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 2 for Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 27 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track CSCO 9 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 18, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Cisco Systems, Inc. versus those who think you should sell it. A 18 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of CSCO or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) Cheap From Peers?

CA, Inc. (CA) pulled off a 0.59 percent gain and now trades for $33.93. CA comes in with a P/S ratio of 3.52 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (13.99) and its peers (133.61). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.31 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 18.76. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $36.54 and as low as $30.01. CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) earnings have declined with a quarterly rate of -3.3% over the last 5 years. Shares of CA have sank -1.42% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -6.2% in that time.

CA, Inc. (Price Objective: $33.13)

CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) has a market cap of $14.31 billion and over the last 12 months, CA has risen by 5.5%. The average 1-year price target for (CA) reveals an average price target of $33.13 per share. That’s a potential -2.36 fall from where (NASDAQ:CA) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $27.5. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $38.

Analyst Thoughts About CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 15 analysts — of 3.1 for CA, Inc. (CA) points to bearish case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track CA, Inc. 9 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 6 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 2 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 4 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:CA) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.