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MarketChameleon earnings price pattern has detected two notable historical trends.

CSCO to Release Earnings on February 14

Cisco Systems (CSCO) is scheduled to release earnings on February 14, 2018, after the market closes, and will hold a conference call at 4:30 PM ET on the same day. The stock currently trades at 41.14, which is 14.7% higher than the close following its last reported earnings, trading with a range of 35.81 to 42.98 since that time.

Expected Price Volatility

Currently, option traders are expecting a ± 5.5% move for this earnings, and during the previous earnings release, the stock experienced a +5.2% move. Over the last 12 quarters, the absolute average move has been ± 4.7%, with a minimum move of 0.8% and a maximum move of 9.6%. CSCO has experienced 7larger-than-expected earnings moves in the last 12 quarters.

Earnings Price Pattern

The MarketChameleon earnings price pattern has detected two notable historical trends.
3 Days Before Earnings:For each of the last 5 quarters, CSCO stock price has gone up in the 3 days before earnings. It has had an average gain of +1.8% during that span.
2 Weeks After Earnings:For 10 of the last 12 quarters (83%), the stock price has gone up in the 2 weeks following earnings. Over that period, it has an average gain of +2.0%.

Earnings Option Strategies

MarketChameleon's option strategy analysis shows that selling at-the-money straddles only resulted in 42% winning occurrences, for an average return of -10.8%.

EPS Estimate

Analysts are currently expecting CSCO to report an earnings of $0.59 per share, compared to $0.57 for the same quarter last year. Revenue is expected to come in at $11.8 billion versus $11.6 billion for the previous year.

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