Cisco Systems Stock Options

CSCO Stock  USD 48.14  0.18  0.37%   
Cisco Systems' option chain provides insight into all available option contracts written on Cisco Systems' stock. Investors can see outstanding put and call contracts with pricing information and greeks for a given expiration period. In addition, each of Cisco Systems' stock options below provides a detailed picture of the payoff. Comparing vital and dynamic information of various option contracts across diverse expiration periods will help you make an educated decision on your market timing strategies around investing in a given Cisco option contract.

In The Money vs. Out of Money Option Contracts on Cisco Systems

Analyzing Cisco Systems' in-the-money options over time can help investors to take a profitable long position in Cisco Systems regardless of its overall volatility. This is especially true when Cisco Systems' options are deep in the money. These options can be identified using deltas that are over 0.75. Deep in-the-money Cisco Systems' options could be used as guardians of the underlying stock as they move almost dollar for dollar with Cisco Systems' stock while costing only a fraction of its price.
Cisco Systems' latest option contracts expiring on 2024-04-26 are carrying combined implied volatility of 20.9 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 0.66 over 72 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying more calls than puts on contracts expiring on 2024-04-26. The current put volume is at 1367, with calls trading at the volume of 4878. This yields a 0.28 put-to-call volume ratio. The Cisco Systems option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Cisco Systems option contracts. It shows all of Cisco Systems' listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2024-04-26 Option Contracts

Cisco Systems option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Cisco Systems' lending market. For example, when Cisco Systems' puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Cisco Systems, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Cisco Systems stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Cisco Systems' distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Cisco Systems' open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Cisco Systems' option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Cisco Systems Maximum Pain Price across 2024-04-26 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Cisco Systems close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Cisco Systems' stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Cisco Systems common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Cisco stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Cisco Systems' stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
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Please note that buying 'in-the-money' options on Cisco Systems lessens the impact of time decay, as they carry both intrinsic and time value. So, even if Cisco Systems' value remains static through the expiration date, the investor can sell to close an 'in-the-money' option to avoid a potential loss. However, in-the-money Cisco Systems contracts are usually more expensive to enter than their out-of-the-money counterparts. So keep in mind that while the payoffs on an in-the-money trade can be high, the investors could ultimately experience a more consequential loss if Cisco Stock moves the wrong way.
At this time, Cisco Systems' Liabilities And Stockholders Equity is very stable compared to the past year. As of the 23rd of April 2024, Other Stockholder Equity is likely to grow to about 53.6 B, while Total Stockholder Equity is likely to drop about 30.7 B.

Cisco Systems In The Money Call Balance

When Cisco Systems' strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Cisco Systems stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Cisco Systems' options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' option contracts written on Cisco Systems are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Cisco Current Options Market Mood

Cisco Systems' open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Cisco Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Cisco Systems' calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Cisco Systems' option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Cisco Systems' option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Rule 16 of the current Cisco contract

Base on the Rule 16, the options market is currently suggesting that Cisco Systems will have an average daily up or down price movement of about 1.31% per day over the life of the 2024-04-26 option contract. With Cisco Systems trading at USD 48.14, that is roughly USD 0.63. If you think that the market is fully incorporating Cisco Systems' daily price movement you should consider buying Cisco Systems options at the current volatility level of 20.9%. But if you have an opposite viewpoint you should avoid it and even consider selling them.
  
Purchasing Cisco Systems options can give investors a meaningful hedge against losses and, therefore, could be used conservatively to decrease the volatility of your portfolio. However, many options could also amount to little more than gambling, significantly enhancing your overall portfolio risk. One simple example of these aggressive strategies is the sale of "uncovered" Cisco calls. Remember, the seller must deliver Cisco Systems stock to the call owner when a call is exercised.

Cisco Systems Option Chain

When Cisco Systems' strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Cisco Systems stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying options that are ITM or OTM, the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
Cisco Systems' option chain is a display of a range of information that helps investors for ways to trade options on Cisco. In general, an option chain provides a helpful tool for investors to see all available option contracts, both puts, and calls, for Cisco. It also shows strike prices and maturity days for a Cisco Systems against a given expiration period. The table below combines all the option information in the form of a chain but before you use it, remember that it entails significant risk and it is not for everyone.
DeltaGammaOpen IntExpirationCurrent SpreadLast Price
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $30.00.9987.0E-402024-04-2616.05 - 20.60.0In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $35.00.84130.0124182024-04-2611.05 - 15.313.95In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $38.00.89550.017902024-04-2610.1 - 11.650.0In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $39.00.89930.020202024-04-269.1 - 10.450.0In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $40.00.89090.0234222024-04-268.1 - 9.458.1In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $41.00.86160.027932024-04-267.2 - 8.657.45In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $42.00.86930.03302024-04-266.1 - 7.450.0In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $43.00.85470.040302024-04-265.1 - 6.450.0In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $43.50.81960.043902024-04-264.75 - 6.150.0In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $44.00.78220.046322024-04-264.25 - 6.14.5In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $44.50.79290.054502024-04-263.75 - 5.20.0In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $45.00.71280.048202024-04-263.15 - 4.73.3In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $45.50.80270.077402024-04-262.63 - 3.850.0In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $46.00.89670.093142024-04-262.18 - 2.681.96In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $46.50.94810.091172024-04-261.71 - 2.181.86In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $47.00.84180.176912024-04-261.39 - 1.71.45In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $47.50.72440.2302742024-04-261.05 - 1.120.98In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $48.00.6040.28597202024-04-260.71 - 0.740.72In
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $48.50.4550.30585602024-04-260.43 - 0.450.44Out
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $49.00.30410.27887822024-04-260.22 - 0.260.24Out
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $49.50.18030.211724032024-04-260.12 - 0.130.12Out
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $50.00.10080.13928442024-04-260.06 - 0.070.06Out
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $51.00.03570.05556282024-04-260.02 - 0.060.02Out
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $51.50.03170.0435122024-04-260.0 - 0.040.02Out
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $52.00.0170.02559412024-04-260.01 - 0.050.01Out
Call
2024-04-26 CALL at $55.00.0110.01082522024-04-260.0 - 0.010.01Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $43.5-0.04860.032202024-04-260.01 - 0.120.0Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $44.0-0.02290.02361492024-04-260.01 - 0.040.02Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $44.5-0.05770.044742024-04-260.01 - 0.120.0Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $45.0-0.03760.0417952024-04-260.01 - 0.130.03Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $45.5-0.05170.0584272024-04-260.02 - 0.050.04Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $46.0-0.06870.08124042024-04-260.03 - 0.060.05Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $46.5-0.10750.1211052024-04-260.06 - 0.090.08Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $47.0-0.16150.17623032024-04-260.11 - 0.140.12Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $47.5-0.26310.24033252024-04-260.19 - 0.230.22Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $48.0-0.38980.305612672024-04-260.35 - 0.370.35Out
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $48.5-0.54990.32843982024-04-260.55 - 0.580.57In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $49.0-0.68330.264110352024-04-260.85 - 0.990.94In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $49.5-0.77480.2122482024-04-261.0 - 1.421.36In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $50.0-0.83560.15046252024-04-261.46 - 1.951.81In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $51.0-0.9160.0834512024-04-262.61 - 4.82.74In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $51.5-0.86420.080312024-04-262.93 - 3.350.0In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $52.0-0.78780.0692342024-04-263.4 - 4.94.1In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $52.5-0.96680.034402024-04-263.9 - 4.50.0In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $53.0-0.80380.056302024-04-264.4 - 5.953.96In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $54.0-0.87020.046402024-04-263.85 - 5.950.0In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $55.0-0.94720.028702024-04-266.4 - 6.956.75In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $56.0-0.84310.036332024-04-267.4 - 8.956.45In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $57.0-0.83960.032702024-04-268.55 - 9.950.0In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $58.0-0.8550.029502024-04-269.5 - 10.90.0In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $59.0-0.86530.026802024-04-2610.4 - 11.950.0In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $60.0-0.87470.024402024-04-2611.4 - 12.90.0In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $65.0-0.96930.009402024-04-2616.4 - 16.9516.75In
 Put
2024-04-26 PUT at $70.0-0.97320.00702024-04-2619.65 - 21.9521.75In

Cisco Systems Total Stockholder Equity Over Time

The total equity held by shareholders, calculated as the difference between a company's total assets and total liabilities. It represents the net value of the company owned by shareholders.
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Cisco Systems Common Stock Shares Outstanding Over Time

The total number of shares of a company's common stock that are currently owned by all its shareholders.
   Common Stock Shares Outstanding   
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Cisco Total Stockholder Equity

Total Stockholder Equity

30.7 Billion

At this time, Cisco Systems' Total Stockholder Equity is very stable compared to the past year.

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Cisco Systems corporate directors refer to members of a Cisco Systems board of directors. The board of directors generally takes responsibility for the Cisco Systems' affairs and long-term direction of the entity. A corporate director does not make decisions for the corporation on his own. As a member of the board of directors, she or he must function as a part of a group that makes decisions on behalf of the business only by the board of directors' meetings. To pass a resolution, a majority of Cisco Systems' board members must vote for the resolution. The Cisco Systems board of directors' duties also include the election, removal, and supervision of officers, including the adoption, amendment, and repeal of bylaws.
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The danger of trading Cisco Systems is mainly related to its market volatility and Company specific events. As an investor, you must understand the concept of risk-adjusted return before you start trading. The most common way to measure the risk of Cisco Systems is by using the Sharpe ratio. The ratio expresses how much excess return you acquire for the extra volatility you endure for holding a more risker asset than Cisco Systems. The Sharpe ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. To understand how volatile Cisco Systems is, you must compare it to a benchmark. Traditionally, the risk-free rate of return is the rate of return on the shortest-dated U.S. Treasury, such as a 3-year bond.
When determining whether Cisco Systems offers a strong return on investment in its stock, a comprehensive analysis is essential. The process typically begins with a thorough review of Cisco Systems' financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, to assess its financial health. Key financial ratios are used to gauge profitability, efficiency, and growth potential of Cisco Systems Stock. Outlined below are crucial reports that will aid in making a well-informed decision on Cisco Systems Stock:
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Is Cisco Systems' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Cisco Systems. If investors know Cisco will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Cisco Systems listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth
(0.03)
Dividend Share
1.56
Earnings Share
3.29
Revenue Per Share
14.067
Quarterly Revenue Growth
(0.06)
The market value of Cisco Systems is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Cisco that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Cisco Systems' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Cisco Systems' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Cisco Systems' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Cisco Systems' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Cisco Systems' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine if Cisco Systems is a good investment by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Cisco Systems' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.