Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Investors Catching Stocks Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

The institutional investor owned 459,324 shares of the network equipment provider's stock after selling 5,500 shares during the period. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) was upgraded by stock analysts at Vetr from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday, March 1st. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500. Ffcm LLC now owns 3,740 shares of the network equipment provider's stock valued at $117,000 after buying an additional 3,564 shares in the last quarter. Marathon Partners Equity Management Llc who had been investing in Macerich Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.71B market cap company. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $96.77. About 73.89M shares traded. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $11.45 million activity. BARTZ CAROL sold $7.59 million worth of stock. (NASDAQ:CSCO) was sold by BHATT PRAT. (NASDAQ:CSCO) shares were sold by MCGEARY RODERICK C. The insider Walker Karen sold $740,883. Robbins Charles had sold 121,390 shares worth $3.89M on Monday, September 11.

Cisco Systems, Inc designs and sells a range of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world. Therefore 93% are positive. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, August 13 by Goldman Sachs. Stock Still Has a Little Upside Left" published on March 01, 2018 as well as's news article titled: "Better Stock: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) vs. Cisco Systems, Inc. Citigroup maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Tuesday, September 26 report. (NASDAQ:CSCO) earned "Hold" rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, June 21. On Wednesday, June 14 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". (NASDAQ:CSCO) was sold by SARIN ARUN on Tuesday, February 20.

Cisco Systems announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Wednesday, February 14th that allows the company to buyback $25.00 billion in outstanding shares. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, May 15 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, August 18 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton with "Buy" on Tuesday, August 15. Wendell David stated it has 0.45% in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Ironwood Counsel Limited Liability Company stated it has 177,361 shares. GPI's profit will be $38.99M for 9.66 P/E if the $1.93 EPS becomes a reality. The California-based Cove Street Capital Limited Liability has invested 0.89% in Cisco Systems, Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q3 2017. (NASDAQ:CSCO) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at -1.44 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at -0.83 and sector's optimum level is 17.17. It is positive, as 68 investors sold BAC shares while 569 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 619 raised stakes. Guinness Asset Mngmt Ltd has 3.44% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. KDCXF's SI was 1.32M shares in March as released by FINRA. Victory Management Inc has 0.03% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Nomura Holding owns 361,390 shares or 0.13% of their U.S. portfolio. Two Sigma Securities Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). Moreover, Ally Inc has 0.29% invested in Facebook, Inc. Stearns Financial accumulated 64,629 shares or 0.55% of the stock. Willingdon Wealth Mgmt holds 157,262 shares or 1.93% of its portfolio. Tortoise Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Cisco Systems by 36.1% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:FB) or 5,354 shares. 12,126 shares were sold by BURNS M MICHELE, worth $550,153 on Monday, February 26. Therefore 31% are positive. Express Scripts had 64 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 18 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated it with "Hold" rating and $34 target in Friday, November 18 report. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 27 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) earned "Hold" rating by Leerink Swann on Thursday, June 22.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. 28 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. Nordea downgraded AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) on Monday, November 2 to "Hold" rating. First National Bank Of Omaha accumulated 586,820 shares. Pinnacle Limited has 649,572 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. Cap Planning Advisors Ltd Liability Corp holds 1.92% or 65,863 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Exchange Cap owns 0.01% invested in Cisco Systems, Inc. Virtus Invest Advisers invested in 0.01% or 2,563 shares. Moreover, Brown Advisory Ltd Liability Company has 0.17% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 12,543 shares. British Columbia Mngmt Corporation, a British Columbia - Canada-based fund reported 94,895 shares. They expect $3.39 earnings per share, up 6.27% or $0.20 from last year's $3.19 per share. Assetmark Inc owns 1 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. Ray Gerald L Associate Ltd holds 131,271 shares. Strategies Incorporated reported 204 shares. State Street reported 0.14% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 257,476 shares in the company, valued at $9,892,227.92. Highstreet Asset Management accumulated 0.09% or 15,456 shares.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc decreased Bank New York Mellon Corp (NYSE:BK) stake by 100,000 shares to 464,200 valued at $24.61 million in 2017Q3.

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