Cisco Systems (CSCO) Investors: BMO Capital Reaffirms Hold Rating, Sees $43.0/Share; Valero Energy (VLO) Had 11 Bulls

February 15, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Among 38 analysts covering Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Cisco Systems Inc. has $160 highest and $16 lowest target. $38.06’s average target is -9.57% below currents $42.09 stock price. Cisco Systems Inc. had 142 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bernstein maintained Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Tuesday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 14. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 9. As per Tuesday, August 4, the company rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research. The company was maintained on Monday, February 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of CSCO in report on Friday, December 15 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 6. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 30 by Jefferies. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by William Blair.

Among 22 analysts covering Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Valero Energy Corporation had 71 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Thursday, January 12 to “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) on Thursday, June 15 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, December 20, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Scotia Capital given on Wednesday, January 10. The stock of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 3 by Mizuho. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, January 26 with “Outperform”. Citigroup maintained it with “Buy” rating and $61 target in Wednesday, October 19 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 17 by Citigroup. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. See Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) latest ratings:

14/02/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Old Target: $96 Upgrade
01/02/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $100.0 Maintain
30/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $110.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $92.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $102 New Target: $105 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $76 New Target: $96 Maintain
21/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $98.0 Maintain
10/01/2018 Broker: Scotia Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $98.0 Maintain
03/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral New Target: $91 Initiates Coverage On
21/12/2017 Broker: Scotia Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $93.0 Maintain

Since August 23, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $23.51 million activity. Another trade for 250,000 shares valued at $7.79M was made by CHAMBERS JOHN T on Wednesday, August 23. On Monday, September 11 BHATT PRAT sold $821,900 worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) or 25,638 shares. Robbins Charles sold $3.89M worth of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) on Monday, September 11. 15,230 shares were sold by MCGEARY RODERICK C, worth $578,740 on Thursday, December 14. The insider BARTZ CAROL sold $7.59 million. $2.11M worth of stock was sold by CHANDLER MARK D on Monday, September 18. Shares for $740,883 were sold by Walker Karen on Monday, September 11.

The stock increased 2.09% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $42.09. About 43.84 million shares traded or 70.82% up from the average. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has risen 13.20% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500.

Analysts await Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.53 per share. CSCO’s profit will be $2.62B for 19.85 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual earnings per share reported by Cisco Systems, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.64% negative EPS growth.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $208.08 billion. The firm offers switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. It has a 21.92 P/E ratio. It also provides collaboration products comprising unified communications products, conferencing products, collaboration endpoints, and business messaging products; data center products, such as blade and rack servers, series, fabric interconnects, and management software solutions; wireless products consisting of wireless access points, WLAN controllers, cloud and appliances based services, and integrated software services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 74 investors sold Cisco Systems, Inc. shares while 637 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 619 raised stakes. 3.60 billion shares or 0.03% more from 3.60 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hawkins Lp reported 317,220 shares. First Bancorporation Sioux Falls holds 6,455 shares. Baystate Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.05% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). The Tennessee-based Ftb Advsrs has invested 1.04% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Portfolio Solutions Lc holds 0% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) or 308 shares. Carl Domino Incorporated owns 36,999 shares or 1.52% of their US portfolio. Aspen Investment Mgmt has 17,008 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. Swarthmore Gp Inc stated it has 0.09% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). First Bank & Of Newtown invested in 0.08% or 8,330 shares. Lynch & Associate In owns 123,619 shares. Whitnell Co owns 34,236 shares or 0.5% of their US portfolio. 122,786 were reported by Intrepid Capital Mngmt. 357,898 were accumulated by Evercore Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation. Willow Creek Wealth Mgmt accumulated 20,419 shares. Bridgeway Capital Mngmt reported 428,218 shares.

The stock increased 3.52% or $3.15 during the last trading session, reaching $92.63. About 4.88 million shares traded or 43.38% up from the average. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has risen 15.29% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.41% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 46 investors sold Valero Energy Corporation shares while 310 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 258 raised stakes. 342.98 million shares or 0.60% less from 345.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Vantage Prns Lc holds 85,424 shares. Moreover, Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership has 0.17% invested in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) for 26,765 shares. Andra Ap has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO). Moneta Group Invest owns 11,943 shares. Bell Bank & Trust, a North Dakota-based fund reported 25,432 shares. Alpha Windward Limited Co invested in 0.57% or 11,910 shares. Balasa Dinverno Foltz Lc holds 17,443 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Hightower Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 173,322 shares. Dt Partners Llc reported 39,931 shares stake. Appleton Ptnrs Ma, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 39,057 shares. 3,203 were reported by Brown Brothers Harriman. 850 are owned by Monetary Management Incorporated. Comerica State Bank holds 157,853 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Dreman Value Mngmt L L C accumulated 16,794 shares. Central Bankshares owns 67,715 shares for 1.29% of their portfolio.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $27.57 million activity. Waters Stephen M sold $102,000 worth of stock or 1,500 shares. $3.86M worth of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) shares were sold by CISKOWSKI MICHAEL S.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and ethanol producing firm in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. The company has market cap of $40.53 billion. It operates through two divisions, Refining and Ethanol. It has a 10.11 P/E ratio. The firm is involved in refining, marketing, and bulk sales activities.

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