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Shares Of Cisco Systems Failed To Hold Upgrade Gains

Cisco Systems
CSCO
set its 52-week intraday high at $60.27 on August 25. The stock is up 28.6% year-to-date and is 4.5% below the high. Longer-term the network equipment company is 63.1% above its October 19, 2020 low of $35.28.

On Wednesday, September 15 the stock traded higher to $59.60 on a buy rating at Credit Suisse and a reiterated overweight rating at JPMorgan. Cisco made positive comments at its Investor Day presentation. JPM raised its price target to $70, up from $67. The stock rebounded to $59.60 then closed that day at $57.54.

The stock is above its 50-day simple moving average at $56.38 but is below its monthly risky level at $60. Back in March 2000, shares of Cisco traded as high as $82, which Credit Suisse cites as a possibility. My proprietary analytics indicates that the best-case scenario for the remainder of 2021 is its semiannual risky level at $63.09.

Cisco has a p/e ratio of 19.95% with a dividend yield of 2.56%, according to Macrotrends. The stock beat earnings estimated when it reported quarterly results on August 18. This gain helped the stock set its August 25 high of $60.27. Cisco has beaten earnings-per-share estimates in 16 consecutive quarters.

The Daily Chart for Cisco Systems

The daily chart for Cisco Systems shows that the stock confirmed a golden cross on January 15, 2021. This occurred when the 50-day simple moving average rose above the 20-day simple moving average. This stock closed that day at $45.43 as a buying opportunity. Since the golden cross, the stock has tracked the 50-day SMA higher with this average now at $56.38.

The stock’s semiannual risky level is above the chart at $63.09. The highest horizontal line is the monthly risky level at $60.00. The middle horizontal line is the annual pivot at $52.95 which was a magnet between March 29 and July 19.

Today’s neutral zone is between the 50-day SMA at $56.38 and its monthly pivot at $60.

The Weekly Chart for Cisco Systems

The weekly chart for Cisco Systems will be downgraded to negative on a close this week below its five-week modified moving average at $57.06. The stock is well above its 200-week simple moving average or reversion to the mean at $46.81. The 12x3x3 weekly slow Stochastic reading is declining at 83.05 but is still above the overbought threshold of 80.00.  During the week of September 3 this reading was above 90.00, putting the stock into an inflating parabolic bubble formation.

Trading Strategy: Buy shares of Cisco Systems on weakness to its annual pivot at $52.95. Reduce holdings on strength to its monthly risky level at $60.

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