S&P 500   3,829.34
DOW   31,402.01
QQQ   312.83
S&P 500   3,829.34
DOW   31,402.01
QQQ   312.83
S&P 500   3,829.34
DOW   31,402.01
QQQ   312.83
S&P 500   3,829.34
DOW   31,402.01
QQQ   312.83
Log in

Cisco Systems Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.22 (-0.48 %)
(As of 02/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $45.52
50-Day Range
MA: $45.93
52-Week Range
Now: $45.52
Volume21.86 million shs
Average Volume21.03 million shs
Market Capitalization$192.18 billion
P/E Ratio18.50
Dividend Yield3.15%
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. It provides infrastructure platforms, including networking technologies of switching, routing, wireless, and data center products that are designed to work together to deliver networking capabilities, and transport and/or store data. The company also offers collaboration products comprising unified communications, Cisco TelePresence, and conferencing, as well as the Internet of Things and analytics software. In addition, it provides security products, such as network security, cloud and email security, identity and access management, advanced threat protection, and unified threat management products; and cloud and system management products. Further, the company offers a range of service and support options for its customers, including technical support and advanced services. It serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and service providers. The company sells its products and services directly, as well as through systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. Cisco Systems, Inc. has strategic alliances with Internet2 to deliver next-generation capabilities and software solutions; and Tele2 Iot on connectivity management platform 2CONTROL. Cisco Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Cisco Systems logo

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Computer & office equipment
Sub-IndustryCommunications Equipment
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CSCO
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$49.30 billion
Cash Flow$3.36 per share
Book Value$8.96 per share


Net Income$11.21 billion


Outstanding Shares4,221,786,000
Market Cap$192.18 billion
Next Earnings Date5/12/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.42 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

8th out of 1,516 stocks

Computer & Office Equipment Industry

2nd out of 26 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-0.22 (-0.48 %)
(As of 02/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
30 days | 90 days | 365 days | Advanced Chart

Receive CSCO News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CSCO and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

speech bubbles
speech bubbles

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cisco Systems a buy right now?

25 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cisco Systems in the last twelve months. There are currently 15 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Cisco Systems stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CSCO, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
View analyst ratings for Cisco Systems
or view top-rated stocks.

What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Cisco Systems?

Wall Street analysts have given Cisco Systems a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Cisco Systems wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
View MarketBeat's top stock picks here.

When is Cisco Systems' next earnings date?

Cisco Systems is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 12th 2021.
View our earnings forecast for Cisco Systems

How were Cisco Systems' earnings last quarter?

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 9th. The network equipment provider reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.03. Cisco Systems had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 32.64% and a net margin of 21.76%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.77 earnings per share.
View Cisco Systems' earnings history

How has Cisco Systems' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Cisco Systems' stock was trading at $37.05 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CSCO stock has increased by 22.9% and is now trading at $45.52.
View which stocks have been most impacted by COVID-19

How often does Cisco Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share on Wednesday, April 28th. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 5th. This is a boost from Cisco Systems's previous quarterly dividend of $0.36.
View Cisco Systems' dividend history

Is Cisco Systems a good dividend stock?

Cisco Systems pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.15%. Cisco Systems has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of Cisco Systems is 49.32%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Cisco Systems will have a dividend payout ratio of 47.21% next year. This indicates that Cisco Systems will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
View Cisco Systems' dividend history.

What guidance has Cisco Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?

Cisco Systems updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 9th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.80-0.82 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.81. The company issued revenue guidance of $12.40-12.64 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.32 billion.

What price target have analysts set for CSCO?

25 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Cisco Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $41.00 to $60.00. On average, they expect Cisco Systems' share price to reach $48.57 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.7% from the stock's current price.
View analysts' price targets for Cisco Systems
or view top-rated stocks among Wall Street analysts.

Who are Cisco Systems' key executives?

Cisco Systems' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Charles H. Robbins, Chairman & CEO (Age 55, Pay $3.95M)
  • Ms. Geraldine T. Elliott, Exec. VP and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (Age 64, Pay $1.74M)
  • Ms. Maria Martinez, Exec. VP & Chief Customer Experience Officer (Age 63, Pay $1.47M)
  • Mr. Richard Scott Herren, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Pratik S. Bhatt, Chief Accounting Officer, Sr. VP & Corp. Controller (Age 54)
  • Mr. Roland Acra, Sr. VP & CTO
  • Ms. Jacqueline Guichelaar, Sr. VP & Group Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Marilyn Mora, Director of Global Investor Relations
  • Mr. Mark D. Chandler, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 65)
  • Ms. Stella Low, Chief Communications Officer

Who are some of Cisco Systems' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Cisco Systems own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Cisco Systems investors own include Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), NVIDIA (NVDA), Pfizer (PFE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), The Walt Disney (DIS), Micron Technology (MU), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

What is Cisco Systems' stock symbol?

Cisco Systems trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CSCO."

Who are Cisco Systems' major shareholders?

Cisco Systems' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.76%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.83%), Northern Trust Corp (1.29%), Morgan Stanley (0.92%), Dodge & Cox (0.91%) and Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.91%). Company insiders that own Cisco Systems stock include Charles Robbins, David Goeckeler, Irving Tan, Kelly A Kramer, Maria Martinez, Mark D Chandler, Prat Bhatt, Steven M West and Wesley G Bush.
View institutional ownership trends for Cisco Systems

Which major investors are selling Cisco Systems stock?

CSCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Parnassus Investments CA, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Flossbach Von Storch AG, First Trust Advisors LP, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Bahl & Gaynor Inc., and PGGM Investments. Company insiders that have sold Cisco Systems company stock in the last year include Charles Robbins, Irving Tan, Kelly A Kramer, Maria Martinez, Mark D Chandler, and Prat Bhatt.
View insider buying and selling activity for Cisco Systems
or view top insider-selling stocks.

Which major investors are buying Cisco Systems stock?

CSCO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dodge & Cox, BlackRock Inc., Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Morgan Stanley, FIL Ltd, Lazard Asset Management LLC, and Stifel Financial Corp.
View insider buying and selling activity for Cisco Systems
or or view top insider-buying stocks.

How do I buy shares of Cisco Systems?

Shares of CSCO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
Compare Top Brokerages Here.

What is Cisco Systems' stock price today?

One share of CSCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.52.

How much money does Cisco Systems make?

Cisco Systems has a market capitalization of $192.18 billion and generates $49.30 billion in revenue each year. The network equipment provider earns $11.21 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.92 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Cisco Systems have?

Cisco Systems employs 77,500 workers across the globe.

What is Cisco Systems' official website?

The official website for Cisco Systems is www.cisco.com.

Where are Cisco Systems' headquarters?

Cisco Systems is headquartered at 170 WEST TASMAN DRIVE, SAN JOSE CA, 95134.

How can I contact Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems' mailing address is 170 WEST TASMAN DRIVE, SAN JOSE CA, 95134. The network equipment provider can be reached via phone at 408-526-4000 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 2/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.