Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO)

CSCO (NASDAQ:Computer Hardware) EQUITY
$33.74
pos +0.14
+0.42%
Today's Range: 33.43 - 33.77 | CSCO Avg Daily Volume: 21,858,500
Last Update: 02/17/17 - 4:14 PM EST
Volume: 31,841,239
YTD Performance: 11.65%
Open: $33.52
Previous Close: $33.60
52 Week Range: $22.46 - $30.87
Oustanding Shares: 5,019,758,934
Market Cap: 168,663,900,182
6-Month Chart
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 15 15 15 15
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 7 7 7 6
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.75
Latest Dividend: 0.29
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.45%
Dividend Ex-Date: 04/04/17
Price Earnings Ratio: 15.92
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CSCO Sector Avg. S&P 500
15.92 17.30 30.70
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
12.28% 27.51% 49.56%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 0.20 0.00 0.00
Net Income 19.60 0.10 0.02
EPS 20.60 0.10 0.04
Earnings for CSCO:
EBITDA 15.08B
Revenue 49.25B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (04/17) Qtr (07/17) FY (07/17) FY (07/18)
Average Estimate $0.53 $0.58 $2.17 $2.27
Number of Analysts 8 8 9 9
High Estimate $0.54 $0.59 $2.21 $2.38
Low Estimate $0.52 $0.57 $2.13 $2.15
Prior Year $0.50 $0.58 $2.14 $2.17
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 5.75% -0.43% 1.30% 4.72%
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