Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco’s Internet Protocol-based networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks around the world. Cisco provides the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice and video within buildings, across campuses, or around the world.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)’s Financial Overview

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) declined -0.3% yesterday to close its trading session at $29.83. The company has 1 year Price Target of $33.11. Cisco Systems, Inc. has 52-Week high of $31.95 and 52-Week Low of $22.46. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Sep 2, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 10, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 23.52 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $149.93 Billion.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) reported its last quarterly earnings on Oct 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.61/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.59/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.02 a share with a surprise factor of 3.4%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -2.56 Percent, SMA50 of -2.99 Percent and SMA200 of 2.96 percent. Cisco Systems, Inc. has P/S value of 3.07 while its P/B value stands at 2.37. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 8.9 percent, Return on Equity of 17 percent and Return on Investment of 11.4 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 63.4 percent and 25.5 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). On 15-Jun-16 Goldman Downgrade Cisco Systems, Inc. Stock  to Neutral. Another firm also rated the stock on 6-Apr-16 where JP Morgan Upgrade the stock to Neutral.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.2 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 28 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Cisco have a median target of 33.00, with a high estimate of 38.00 and a low estimate of 25.00. The median estimate represents a +10.63% increase from the last price of 29.83.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)

Rite Aid Corporation is a retail drugstore chain in the United States  serving customers in numerous states across the country and in the District of Columbia. It operates stores in the majority of the major U.S. metropolitan markets. The company operates in two business segments: the retail drug segment and the pharmacy benefit management segment.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)’s Financial Outlook

The 6 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Rite Aid Corp have a median target of 9.00, with a high estimate of 9.00 and a low estimate of 7.75. The median estimate represents a +11.80% increase from the last price of 8.05.

Rite Aid Corporation is estimated to report earnings on  12/15/2016. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.05.  The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.06.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Rite Aid Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.6. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 3.74% and closed its last trading session at $8.05. The company has the market capitalization of $8.47 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $8.3 and 52-Week low of $6.33. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Sep 8, 2016 and 52-Week low on Nov 8, 2016. The company has volume of 22.73 Million shares. The company has a total of 1.05 Billion shares outstanding.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.01/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.03/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.02. This shows a surprise factor of -66.7 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 2.68 percent. Beta for Rite Aid Corporation stands at 1.94 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.22. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.10%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.26%%.

Rite Aid Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 12.12%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 10.03 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 5.64%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 1.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 23.6 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.2% with Gross margin of 24.1 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 2% and 0.4% respectively.

 

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