Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO)

CSCO (NASDAQ:Computer Hardware) EQUITY
neg -0.59
Today's Range: 27.37 - 27.83 | CSCO Avg Daily Volume: 25,476,800
Last Update: 04/29/16 - 10:09 AM EDT
Volume: 4,445,288
YTD Performance: 2.96%
Open: $27.75
Previous Close: $27.96
52 Week Range: $22.46 - $29.90
Oustanding Shares: 5,032,121,234
Market Cap: 144,119,952,142
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for CSCO
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 15 17 17 15
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 2
Hold 8 6 6 6
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 2 2 2
Mean Rec. 1.84 1.81 1.81 1.88
Latest Dividend: 0.26
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.63%
Dividend Ex-Date: 04/04/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 16.18
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CSCO Sector Avg. S&P 500
16.18 14.20 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
21.01% -4.64% 35.27%
Revenue 4.30 0.10 0.02
Net Income 14.40 0.10 0.04
EPS 17.40 0.20 0.05
Earnings for CSCO:
Revenue 49.16B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (04/16) Qtr (07/16) FY (07/16) FY (07/17)
Average Estimate $0.50 $0.53 $2.11 $2.21
Number of Analysts 4 4 4 4
High Estimate $0.51 $0.56 $2.14 $2.26
Low Estimate $0.50 $0.52 $2.08 $2.14
Prior Year $0.48 $0.52 $1.99 $2.11
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 5.21% 2.40% 6.16% 4.50%
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James Passeri

 | Apr 29, 2016 | 10:04 AM EDT

The oil-and-gas equipment maker's dwindling market cap could signal a hefty discount to industrial players like GE.


Doug Kass

 | Apr 18, 2016 | 5:08 PM EDT
The U.S. Dollar was weaker, but modestly so. Crude oil rallied magnificently from the lows and only dropped by 60 cents to $39.77 on the day. Natural gas is four cents higher. Gold was flat Large upside move in several agricultural commodities: wheat +14.50 and corn +2.75, but soybean down slightly Lumber down $2.40. Bonds rose in price, moved lower in yield. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down 57 cents. The 10-year U.S. note yields 1.77%, up two basis points, and the long bond is up the same amount in yield to 2.58%. Municipals were up slightly in price, but those closed-end municipal bond funds continue to rip higher. It's become unrelenting. High yield was better. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rebounded by about a dime in price. I am no longer long. Banks managed small gains. Life insurers had marginal gains. I'm still long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) and short MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC). Brokerages were mixed. I shorted both Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) today. The market is enamored with a 50% drop in MS earnings -- makes little sense to me. Autos were up -- GM up 75 cents and Ford (F) up 31 cents on a better market and a cover story in Barron's. Why I disagree with Barron's.  Retail was higher, led by Wal-Mart (WMT), Home Depot (HD), Coach (COH) and Under Armour (UA). I eliminated my Macy's (M) long and took the name off of my Best Ideas List this afternoon. Short Nordstrom (JWN) up by a half-dollar.  Consumer staples were stronger, led by long Procter & Gamble (PG). Oils rallied despite the commodity being pressured. Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.19 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 81 cents. Biotech was up 1.5%, led by Allergan (AGN), rebounding from recent losses, and Valeant (VRX), up $1.15. My biotech basket was unexciting. Old tech prospered, led by Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco (CSCO). Media was a standout. Comcast (CMCSA) was up 40 cents and Disney (DIS) up $3.00. (T)FANG was mixed, with shorts Tesla (TSLA) and Netflix (NFLX) lower. Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) were up five dollars each. NOSH was up across the board, led by HD and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY's six components were all up. In individual stock land: Potash (POT) was up 30 cents, Twitter (TWTR) down a like amount and Radian Group (RDN) up a few pennies. Apple's (AAPL) $2.70 decline was conspicuous. Here are some great articles on RealMoneyPro today: Jim Cramer on "Don't Let Oil Do Your Investing"  Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on "At What Price Should you Buy AMZN and FB?"  Mark Sebastian's "Doha's Big Deal Turns Out to be a Dud"   Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins offers an option strategy ahead of IBM's earnings  and opines on IBM and NFLX.  Bobby Lang on ignoring talking Fed heads.

Doug Kass

 | Apr 15, 2016 | 3:41 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. Crude oil down by 10 cents to $40.40. Nat gas down by six cents. Gold up $7.20 to $1,233. Agricultural commodities: wheat flat, soybean +8.00 and corn +3.25. Big decline in lumber --$7.50 lower. Bonds soared, with iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) up $1.10). The yield on the 10-year declined by three basis points to 1.75% and same for long bond (2.56%). iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB) was bid for. Closed-end municipal bond funds are still rising in price. High yield was quiet. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was flat after yesterday's schmeissing.  I have moved to small in size. Banks gave back some after a small beat from Citigroup (C). More on the group on Monday. Life insurance gave back some, as did brokerages. Retail was predominantly higher, led by long Macy's (M), up a beaner. Old tech was weaker, with the downside led by Cisco (CSCO) and Intel (INTL) -- rumors from my Gnome on job cuts there. Staples were better, but no large price moves. Autos gave back. General Motors (GM) down 25 cents and Ford (F) down 20 cents. Biotech was down small -- iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down $1). Same for media. My biotech basket sold off after a great run. Heavy equipment held in the form of Deere (DE) and Caterpillar (CAT) (T)FANG was so so. Alphabet (GOOGL) was strong, FB weak. NOSH had little movement and was not appetizing. CRABBY had little movement, too. In individual stocks, Apple (I added to my short materially yesterday) was a downside feature (off $2) on rumored productions cuts. DuPont (DD) had another high for the year. Twitter (TWTR) advanced small and so did Potash (POT).  Here are some great articles on RealMoneyPro today: El Capitan on Friday EPS reports.  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins on Apple.  Mike "Stormin'" Norman on

Chris Laudani

 | Apr 14, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

CSCO only rose after management announced a dividend hike and share buyback. 


Doug Kass

 | Apr 13, 2016 | 4:15 PM EDT
Another day in which what was bad -- cyclicals, energy and banking -- is good again. The U.S. dollar strengthened -- that, too, is not supposed to be good for equities. Crude oil reversed from 2016 highs established earlier in the day. closing down by 38 cents to $41.79. Natural gas climbed by three cents. Gold was down $12.60 to $1,249. Monster move higher in agricultural commodities: wheat +0.25, corn +11.00. soybean +20.5 -- to the moon, Alice.   Bonds climbed, with iShares 20-Year+ Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) up 50 cents. The 10-year and the 30-year barely moved. Yields unchanged. Municipals were slightly higher. High yield prospered, with iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) up 60 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) up 25 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was up a nickel to a new recent high of $13.90. Banks were the world's fair on a slight JPMorgan Chase (JPM) beat against much-lowered expectations from a few months ago. Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) are on tap later this week. Notably, Deutsche Bank (DB) dead-catted by 8%. Brokerages ripped higher on better-than-expected capital markets activity within the JPM report. Morgan Stanley (MS) was up more than a beaner and Goldman Sachs (GS) was up $5. Life insurance stocks also strong. Autos rebounded, with General Motors (GM) up $1.05 and Ford (F) up 25 cents as investors are willing to pay more for a dollar of earnings that are peaking. Defensive consumer nondurables were anything but defensive as the market continues to rotate to more aggressive names. Staples were hit, including Best Ideas List long Procter & Gamble (PG).  Old tech was higher, but less than the market. IBM (IBM) continues its skein after an upgrade a few days ago. Modest gains for Intel (INTC), Cisco (CSCO) and Microsoft (MSFT). iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was up 1.9% despite the Theranos news and the credit release at Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX). Allergan (AGN) was lower. My former biotech basket of speculative stocks was mixed. Celgene (CELG), Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), Intrexon (XON), Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) and Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) were strong. Media joined the fun. Comcast (CMCSA) was up only 20 cents but Disney (DIS) was up two beaners. Retail was higher, but not materially so after the weak data. (T)FANG with the exception of a weak Facebook (FB) was higher on the day. But there was distinct underperformance against the averages. NOSH was mixed and also underperformed. CRABBY was led by C. In individual stocks, Apple (AAPL) was up $1.60 and Twitter (TWTR) rose almost 5%, while Potash (POT) and Radian Group (RDN) also moved higher. Limited trading today. Here is some great stuff on RealMoneyPro today: El Capitan on CSX  (CSX) and Jeremy LaKosh on the same subject.  RevShark's always-informative market takes.  Carleton English on the bears' dilemma.  Mike Norman's I told you so.  Ed Ponsi "Scheme" does the

Jim Cramer and Jack Mohr

 | Apr 12, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

CSCO is trading down on JNPR's disappointing 1Q guidance, but Cisco's mix shift to high-growth, high-margin areas protects it from short-term...


Doug Kass

 | Apr 7, 2016 | 4:44 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. Our currency has had a big run and I wouldn't be surprised if some profit-taking occurred, as mentioned yesterday. Bonds bolted higher in a flight to safety. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) was up $1.70. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by seven basis points to 1.68% and the long bond declined to 2.51%. For some time I have emphasized that stock investors should heed the message from the bond market, both here and abroad. I continue to see a 35% chance of a garden-variety recession in 2016-17 and a 15% chance of a deeper recession. Municipals were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds continued higher. High yield was junky. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was up a few pennies. Gold rose by $18 to $1,242. Crude oil declined by a quarter to $39.60.  Nat gas rose by eleven cents. Agricultural commodities: wheat -5.25, corn +3.50, soybeans -4.00. Banks got whacked big-time. As you all know, I sold out all of my longs about a week ago as I am fearful that earnings estimates are too high. I lowered my earnings-per-share expectations by 5% on Monday. We could see a buying opportunity on the next leg lower (if it occurs) in response to disappointing first-quarter earnings. Spreads, loan losses and weak capital markets activity will likely be the culprits. Brokerages got ripped apart, especially my lone short Goldman Sachs (GS), which I just put on Tuesday and Wednesday. GS was down $4.82 and Morgan Stanley (MS) down 62 cents. GS has some fans on the site, but I respectfully disagree. Energy stocks got taken to the woodshed. Schlumberger (SLB) down $1.15 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) down 95 cents. Life insurance, the object of my disaffection, faces huge reinvestment problems and today's bond rally hit the sector badly. Lincoln National (LNC) was down $1.12 and MetLife (MET) down $1.14. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) got hit again. Retail was weak, led by my sole short position Nordstrom (JWN), down $2.25 -- it also has been endorsed on the site.  Autos continue to founder -- Ford (F) down 30 cents and General Motors down 50 cents; they continue to act like value traps. Peak autos is my continued mantra. Old tech got hit, led down by IBM (IBM), off $1.80, Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco (CSCO). Consumer non-durables got hit. My long Procter & Gamble (PG) was down 70 cents and short Coca-Cola (KO) was down 47 cents. Biotech reversed yesterday's spectacular gains; iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was down $4.80. My biotech basket was mixed to down. Old media suffered -- Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) down for a second day in a row as a result of management issues. (T)FANG got whacked, led by Amazon (AMZN) and Telsa (TSLA) -- each down by more than $8. NOSH threw up. Home Depot (HD) and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) were on the downside. CRABBY was down, led by drops in Alleghany (Y) and Allstate (ALL). In individual stocks, DuPont (DD) is $1 to $2 within my buy zone. Here is some good stuff on RealMoneyPro today: Ben "Goldfinger" Cross on "Gold Benefits as Stocks Weaken"  Rev Shark on "My Kind of Market Could Be Setting Up"  S

Brian Sozzi

 | Apr 7, 2016 | 10:00 AM EDT

The motorcycle maker seems poised for a turnaround, while the industrial giant takes on more of a technology flair.


Doug Kass

 | Apr 6, 2016 | 1:30 PM EDT
cutting spending; reforming Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; accelerating the pace of domestic economic growth; reducing government waste; and raising taxes. As a starting point, there is the U.S. tax code. There is so much waste and accumulated abuse of our tax code that savings are abundant if our politicians only looked under those rocks. As Ralph Nader has written, the U.S. tax code (all 7,500 pages of it) 'is the victim of severe tamper

bullishCisco upgraded at JP Morgan

Apr 6, 2016 | 7:14 AM EDT

CSCO was upgraded from Underweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $27.50 price target. Company has a solid dividend yield and limited downside potential. 

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