Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO)

CSCO (NASDAQ:Computer Hardware) EQUITY
pos +0.00
Today's Range: 22.81 - 23.66 | CSCO Avg Daily Volume: 31,742,100
Last Update: 02/05/16 - 3:59 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -15.71%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $23.54
52 Week Range: $22.47 - $30.31
Oustanding Shares: 5,076,079,317
Market Cap: 119,490,907,122
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for CSCO
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 15 16 16 16
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 6 6 6 6
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 2 2 2 2
Mean Rec. 1.88 1.85 1.85 1.85
Latest Dividend: 0.21
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.57%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/04/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 12.52
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CSCO Sector Avg. S&P 500
12.52 12.60 30.32
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-19.49% -16.03% 8.59%
Revenue 4.30 0.07 0.02
Net Income 14.40 0.12 0.04
EPS 17.40 0.17 0.05
Earnings for CSCO:
Revenue 49.16B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (01/16) Qtr (04/16) FY (07/16) FY (07/17)
Average Estimate $0.50 $0.51 $2.09 $2.20
Number of Analysts 5 5 5 5
High Estimate $0.51 $0.53 $2.14 $2.26
Low Estimate $0.49 $0.50 $2.04 $2.14
Prior Year $0.50 $0.48 $1.99 $2.09
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 0.00% 6.67% 5.23% 4.87%
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With strong yield support, ample cash and the potential for big buybacks, Cisco is a worthy buy at this price.

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Tech giant is no longer a growth stock, but a mature industrial.
Most analysts failed to highlight or anticipate the sharp moderation that Apple is seeing in average unit selling prices (in part because of foreign-exchange headwinds). Average selling prices rose by about 18% in the June quarter, but just 11% in September and were roughly flat ($691 vs. a previous $687) in the quarter just announced. As I've previously mentioned, Apple has only managed to maintain margins via a big component-price offset. But that's going to "lap." (All of this was confirmed by market watcher Dan Niles' observations on CNBC after the Apple report came out.) Free cash flow fell abruptly, down 21.8% year over year to $23.9 billion. The iPhone's results were poor. Units were less than 75 million, and that included 3.3 million of incremental units into channel inventory (a year ago, channel inventory came down). So, the iPhone's sell-through was down about 4% year over year on a reported flat sell-in. iPad shipments were awful, too. Units were at least 2 million below consensus, and the year-over-year decline worsened to about 25% from around 20% last quarter. That's despite shipments of approximately 3 million iPad Pros, a quasi-new product. Mac shipments were also a big disappointment. As long as we can remember, there was basically no variance between IDC's report of Mac units shipped (released ahead of Apple's quarterly data) and Apple's report of Mac units shipped. But this time around, Apple's Mac figure was down 4% year over year while IDC had Macs at +4%. This is the second straight quarter of relevant delta between these figures, with no clear reason why. It's possible that IDC was counting iPad Pros as Macs, but this is doubtful and wouldn't explain the delta for the company's 2015 fiscal third quarter, which pre-dated iPad Pro shipments. Guidance is murky. Analysts had been cutting their numbers aggressively over the last month. But I'm not aware of anyone who got down to under $53 billion in sales compared to the guided mid-point of around $51.5 billion. The company's guidance implies less than 50 million iPhone unit sales, which is where people were starting to model. But it's not clear what Apple plans for channel inventory. I suspect the company will grow it again based on qualitative commentary (year ago plus 1 million units). The Bottom Line "Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest." -- Steve Jobs The business media initially reported Apple's earnings yesterday as a "beat," although all of the analyst estimates had gotten cut big time. And Apple missed the lowered estimates in all product categories. So, the bottom line for me is simple: Sell Apple. Peak Apple. It's ... Crapple.
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