UPDATE: Stifel Nicolaus Raises PT on Cisco Systems Ahead of July Quarter Report
In a report published Monday, Stifel Nicolaus analyst Sanjiv Wadhwani reiterated a Buy rating on Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), and raised the price target from $28.00 to $30.00.
In the report, Stifel Nicolaus noted, “Our Cisco checks have been positive this quarter. VARs we spoke with saw improved spending on the enterprise side, with many reporting high-single digit q/q growth. As a reminder, Cisco guided for 4-7% y/y growth (1% q/q at the midpoint) for the July quarter; we believe that guidance was conservative in order to build backlog exiting the July quarter. Near-term momentum is being driven by North America, with Cisco now posting 9-10% order growth in U.S. enterprise over the last three quarters. Overall, while there is still conservatism in spending, VARs are much more confident on their outlook. Government spending is a big variable, with many VARs expressing caution on a budget flush due to sequestration, though we have yet to see any real evidence of a big drop off in government spending.”
Cisco Systems closed on Friday at $26.05.
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