Should Investors Trim Positions in Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO), United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)?

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) recent rally took place on significantly more volume which surged nearly 38.08 million contracts on 12-Feb-18 versus its daily average of 24.72 million. The first sale was made at $40.515 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 2.71%. It was last traded at $40.6 apiece.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO): Outperform Candidate With 2.71% Upside Potential

Cisco Systems, Inc. is maintained at an average outperform rating by 30 stock analysts, and there are at least 1.21% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went up by 1.25% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 6.01%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 19 of analysts who cover Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $41.7 price target on Cisco Systems, Inc., pointing towards a 2.71% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -5.54% less than its 52-week high.

Cisco Systems, Inc. Reports -0.19% Sales Growth

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $0.6 as it actually earned $0.61 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored -0.19% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $12.11 billion.

CSCO Adds 4.69% In A Week

This company shares (CSCO) so far managed to recover 33.73% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 4.45% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 2.68%. The share price has yet to cross its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of -1.27% and sits 2.78% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned 4.69% gains and is up by 17.92% compared with its 200-day moving average of $35.48. Also, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) needs to expand a 28.85% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) Consensus Call At 2.7

As regular trading ended, United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) stock brought in a -$0.08 drop to $106.31. The day started at a price of $107 but then traded as high as $107.08 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2.7. United Parcel Service, Inc. is given 5 buy-equivalent recommendations, 1 sells and 17 holds. The company shares sank -21.56% from their peak of $135.53 and now has a $94.1 billion market value of equity.

United Parcel Service, Inc. Could Grow 19.42% More

UPS’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.73 thirty days ago to 2.65 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) price hitting a mean target of $126.96 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 19.42% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 33.57% compared to the most bullish target.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) Returns -10.78% This Year

The company had seen its current volume reaching at 6.67 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 3.94 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 2.22% which for the month reaches 3.17%. United Parcel Service, Inc. dipped to as low as $105.414 throughout the day and has returned -10.78% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $102.12 but has recovered 4.1% since then.

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