Cisco Systems Company Profile (NASDAQ:CSCO)

About Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Cisco Systems logoCisco Systems, Inc. designs and sells a range of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world. The Company operates through three geographic segments: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, Japan and China (APJC). The Company groups its products and technologies into various categories, such as Switching; Next-Generation Network (NGN) Routing; Collaboration; Data Center; Wireless; Service Provider Video; Security, and Other Products. In addition to its product offerings, the Company provides a range of service offerings, including technical support services and advanced services. The Company delivers its technology and services to its customers as solutions for their priorities, including cloud, video, mobility, security, collaboration and analytics. The Company serves customers, including businesses of all sizes, public institutions, governments and service providers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Networking & Communication Devices
  • Sub-Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: CSCO
  • CUSIP: 17275R10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $33.88
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $33.33
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $31.31
  • 52-Week Range: $25.81 - $34.53
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.58
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.64
  • P/E Growth: 1.41
  • Market Cap: $170.77B
  • Outstanding Shares: 5,007,856,000
  • Beta: 1.36
  • Net Margins: 21.73%
  • Return on Equity: 17.50%
  • Return on Assets: 9.14%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.48%
  • Current Ratio: 3.58%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.53%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 11 Hold Ratings, 20 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.59)
Consensus Price Target: $34.13 (0.09% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/23/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price Target$42.00LowView Rating Details
3/21/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
2/23/2017Sanford C. BernsteinSet Price TargetBuy$37.00N/AView Rating Details
2/21/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/17/2017Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/17/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$31.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Citigroup IncSet Price TargetBuy$37.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$33.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingUnderperform$25.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$35.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017WunderlichReiterated RatingHold$27.00N/AView Rating Details
2/14/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Set Price TargetBuy$34.00N/AView Rating Details
2/14/2017Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingBuy$40.00 -> $36.00N/AView Rating Details
2/2/2017OTR GlobalUpgradeMixed -> PositiveN/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Pacific CrestReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
1/28/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
1/23/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
12/29/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$34.00N/AView Rating Details
12/29/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingNeutral$32.00N/AView Rating Details
12/6/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$34.00N/AView Rating Details
11/19/2016FBN SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$35.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingNeutral$33.00N/AView Rating Details
8/19/2016ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$34.00 -> $37.00N/AView Rating Details
8/18/2016KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$30.00 -> $33.00N/AView Rating Details
8/18/2016Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$28.00 -> $30.00N/AView Rating Details
8/17/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
8/15/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform$39.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
5/20/2016Independent Research GmbHSet Price TargetNeutral$30.00N/AView Rating Details
4/4/2016NomuraReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/23/2016 forward)


Earnings History for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Earnings by Quarter for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/15/2017Q217$0.56$0.57$11.55 billion$11.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/16/2016Q117$0.59$0.61$12.34 billion$12.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/17/2016Q416$0.60$0.63$12.57 billion$12.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/18/2016Q316$0.55$0.57$11.97 billion$12.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q216$0.54$0.57$11.76 billion$11.93 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2015Q116$0.56$0.59$12.65 billion$12.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/12/2015Q415$0.56$0.59$12.66 billion$12.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/13/2015Q315$0.53$0.54$12.07 billion$12.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q215$0.51$0.53$11.08 billion$11.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/12/2014Q115$0.53$0.54$12.20 billion$12.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/13/2014Q414$0.53$0.55$12.14 billion$12.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/14/2014Q314$0.48$0.51$11.38 billion$11.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2014Q214$0.46$0.47$11.03 billion$11.16 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/13/2013Q114$0.51$0.53$12.35 billion$12.09 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/14/2013Q4 2013$0.51$0.52$12.40 billion$12.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/15/2013Q3 2013$0.49$0.51$12.18 billion$12.22 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q2 2013$0.48$0.51$12.06 billion$12.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2012Q113$0.46$0.48$11.81 billion$11.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/15/2012$0.45$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$0.47$0.48ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011$0.39$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2011$0.37$0.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2011$0.35$0.37ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.38 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.50 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q4 20161$0.55$0.55$0.55
Q1 20172$0.53$0.53$0.53
Q2 20172$0.51$0.55$0.53
Q3 20173$0.52$0.57$0.54
Q4 20173$0.58$0.61$0.60
Q1 20181$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q2 20182$0.51$0.59$0.55
Q4 20181$0.61$0.61$0.61
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Next Dividend:4/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.04
Dividend Yield:3.05%
Payout Ratio:49.52% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
43.70% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
41.60% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.11%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 75.24%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
3/15/2017Prat BhattSVPSell15,672$34.27$537,079.44View SEC Filing  
3/9/2017Mark D. ChandlerSVPSell16,000$34.04$544,640.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2017Chris DedicoatEVPSell34,597$34.12$1,180,449.64View SEC Filing  
2/23/2017John T ChambersInsiderSell295,538$34.06$10,066,024.28View SEC Filing  
2/23/2017Roderick C McgearyDirectorSell10,000$34.07$340,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/22/2017Steven M WestDirectorBuy3,027$33.92$102,675.84View SEC Filing  
12/23/2016Karen WalkerSVPSell1,793$30.41$54,525.13View SEC Filing  
9/23/2016Mark D ChandlerSVPSell62,910$31.40$1,975,374.00View SEC Filing  
9/21/2016John L HennessyDirectorSell15,000$31.25$468,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/20/2016Karen WalkerSVPSell10,244$31.17$319,305.48View SEC Filing  
9/16/2016Chris DedicoatEVPSell60,000$30.87$1,852,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2016Karen WalkerSVPSell19,504$31.04$605,404.16View SEC Filing  
9/13/2016Charles RobbinsCEOSell148,800$31.01$4,614,288.00View SEC Filing  
9/13/2016Prat BhattSVPSell25,706$31.02$797,400.12View SEC Filing  
9/12/2016Mark D ChandlerSVPSell50,049$31.14$1,558,525.86View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Carol BartzDirectorSell15,000$31.25$468,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016John T ChambersInsiderSell541,666$31.08$16,834,979.28View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016M Michele BurnsDirectorSell15,000$31.09$466,350.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2016Roderick C McgearyDirectorSell15,000$30.91$463,650.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016Mark D ChandlerSVPSell25,024$30.44$761,730.56View SEC Filing  
7/20/2016Steven M WestDirectorSell15,000$30.20$453,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/23/2016Pankaj PatelEVPSell9,891$29.03$287,135.73View SEC Filing  
6/21/2016Pankaj PatelEVPSell49,387$28.98$1,431,235.26View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016Pankaj PatelEVPSell4,133$29.02$119,939.66View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016Karen WalkerCMOSell7,802$28.50$222,357.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Rebecca JacobySVPSell90,000$28.97$2,607,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/26/2016John T ChambersChairmanSell541,667$28.95$15,681,259.65View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016Pankaj PatelEVPSell125,000$28.63$3,578,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/24/2016Pankaj PatelEVPSell35,814$28.12$1,007,089.68View SEC Filing  
3/22/2016Prat BhattCAOSell50,000$28.24$1,412,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Kristina M JohnsonDirectorSell5,000$28.28$141,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2016Prat BhattCAOSell21,785$28.29$616,297.65View SEC Filing  
3/16/2016Karen WalkerCMOSell6,234$27.52$171,559.68View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016John T ChambersChairmanSell541,667$27.69$14,998,759.23View SEC Filing  
3/7/2016John L HennessyDirectorSell7,171$27.00$193,617.00View SEC Filing  
12/18/2015Chris DedicoatEVPSell67,640$26.36$1,782,990.40View SEC Filing  
12/16/2015Pankaj PatelEVPSell80,000$26.92$2,153,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2015Charles RobbinsCEOSell6,000$27.14$162,840.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Karen WalkerCMOSell31,878$27.00$860,706.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2015Mark D ChandlerSVPSell88,331$26.87$2,373,453.97View SEC Filing  
10/22/2015John L. HennessyDirectorSell15,000$29.00$435,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2015Roderick C. McgearyDirectorSell15,000$28.65$429,750.00View SEC Filing  
10/8/2015M Michele BurnsDirectorSell15,000$28.00$420,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/7/2015Michael D. CapellasDirectorSell15,000$27.50$412,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2015Pankaj PatelEVPSell30,000$26.02$780,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2015Charles RobbinsCEOSell81,000$25.69$2,080,890.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2015Prat BhattCAOSell14,822$25.69$380,777.18View SEC Filing  
8/19/2015Carol BartzDirectorSell15,000$27.75$416,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/19/2015Pankaj PatelEVPSell35,865$29.13$1,044,747.45View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015Karen WalkerCMOSell10,154$29.28$297,309.12View SEC Filing  
6/12/2015Charles RobbinsSVPSell28,887$28.41$820,679.67View SEC Filing  
5/22/2015Wim ElfrinkEVPSell60,000$29.48$1,768,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2015Wim ElfrinkEVPSell125,000$29.63$3,703,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Wim ElfrinkEVPSell30,000$29.73$891,900.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2015Kristina M JohnsonDirectorSell15,000$29.74$446,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2015Wim ElfrinkEVPSell65,000$29.58$1,922,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2015Pankaj PatelEVPSell12,052$28.33$341,433.16View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Gary B MooreCOOSell17,933$28.34$508,221.22View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Prat BhattCAOSell13,245$28.34$375,363.30View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Katherine Blair ChristieCMOSell48,227$29.89$1,441,505.03View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Mark D ChandlerSVPSell312,500$29.92$9,350,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014Mark D ChandlerSVPSell78,191$27.90$2,181,528.90View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Frank CalderoniCFOSell100,000$27.46$2,746,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Frank CalderoniCFOSell150,000$27.09$4,063,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Katherine Blair ChristieCMOSell25,000$27.00$675,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Charles RobbinsSVPSell176,667$27.00$4,770,009.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Michael D CapellasDirectorSell50,000$26.82$1,341,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Wim ElfrinkEVPSell16,800$26.78$449,904.00View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Wim ElfrinkEVPSell25,200$26.46$666,792.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2014Mark D ChandlerSVPSell124,806$26.49$3,306,110.94View SEC Filing  
11/18/2014Wim ElfrinkEVPSell8,400$26.62$223,608.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Frank CalderoniCFOSell200,000$26.07$5,214,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Katherine Blair ChristieCMOSell50,000$26.08$1,304,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Mark D ChandlerSVPSell64,806$26.29$1,703,749.74View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Wim ElfrinkEVPSell8,400$26.28$220,752.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2014Pankaj PatelEVPSell83,100$25.11$2,086,641.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Robert Wayne LloydInsiderSell179,227$25.23$4,521,897.21View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Wim ElfrinkEVPSell10,000$25.23$252,300.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014Frank CalderoniCFOSell120,000$25.25$3,030,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2014Charles RobbinsSVPSell92,003$25.09$2,308,355.27View SEC Filing  
9/16/2014Gary B MooreCOOSell148,651$25.10$3,731,140.10View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014Katherine Blair ChristieCMOSell23,908$25.00$597,700.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014Prat BhattCAOSell14,225$24.88$353,918.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2014Katherine Blair ChristieCMOSell50,000$25.25$1,262,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Prat BhattCAOSell38,737$25.06$970,749.22View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014Wim ElfrinkEVPSell25,000$24.94$623,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2014Wim ElfrinkEVPSell90,000$24.69$2,222,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Charles RobbinsSVPSell1,205$24.49$29,510.45View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Pankaj PatelEVPSell100,000$24.92$2,492,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2014Pankaj PatelEVPSell100,000$25.51$2,551,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2014John L HennessyDirectorSell20,000$24.72$494,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2014Carol BartzDirectorSell20,000$24.56$491,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Charles RobbinsSVPSell27,858$24.51$682,799.58View SEC Filing  
6/16/2014Pankaj PatelEVPSell90,000$24.59$2,213,100.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2014Pankaj PatelEVPSell35,865$24.70$885,865.50View SEC Filing  
6/12/2014Gary B MooreCOOSell8,967$24.71$221,574.57View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014John T ChambersCEOSell250,000$25.00$6,250,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Katherine Blair ChristieCMOSell68,311$24.95$1,704,359.45View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Pankaj PatelEVPSell35,000$24.95$873,250.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014M Michele BurnsDirectorSell10,000$24.68$246,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Katherine Blair ChristieCMOSell240,772$24.33$5,857,982.76View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Roderick McgearyDirectorSell20,000$24.08$481,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Charles RobbinsSVPSell70,000$24.24$1,696,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Frank CalderoniCFOSell178,750$24.19$4,323,962.50View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Gary MooreCOOSell137,500$24.20$3,327,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014John ChambersCEOSell2,050,000$24.31$49,835,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Wim ElfrinkEVPSell2,000$24.40$48,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Pankaj PatelEVPSell11,955$21.55$257,630.25View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Gary MooreCOOSell19,846$21.38$424,307.48View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Prat BhattCAOSell18,425$21.38$393,926.50View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014Wim ElfrinkEVPSell10,000$21.95$219,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Gary MooreCOOSell137,500$22.39$3,078,625.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Charles RobbinsSVPSell49,014$21.47$1,052,330.58View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Wim ElfrinkEVPSell10,000$21.43$214,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Mark ChandlerSVPSell33,212$21.40$710,736.80View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Robert Wayne LloydInsiderSell973,946$24.39$23,754,542.94View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Prat BhattCAOSell25,638$24.35$624,285.30View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Wim ElfrinkEVPSell5,000$24.29$121,450.00View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Gary MooreCOOSell69,357$24.29$1,684,681.53View SEC Filing  
9/9/2013Carol BartzDirectorSell20,000$23.92$478,400.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2013Wim ElfrinkEVPSell15,000$23.66$354,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Wim ElfrinkEVPSell80,000$24.00$1,920,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Wim ElfrinkEVPSell125,000$24.53$3,066,250.00View SEC Filing  
6/21/2013M Michele BurnsDirectorSell9,204$24.38$224,393.52View SEC Filing  
6/20/2013Gary B MooreCOOSell45,070$24.43$1,101,060.10View SEC Filing  
6/17/2013Charles RobbinsSVPSell31,084$24.86$772,748.24View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Gary B MooreCOOSell11,672$24.34$284,096.48View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Charles RobbinsSVPSell47,433$24.58$1,165,903.14View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Pankaj PatelEVPSell95,000$24.20$2,299,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2013Katherine Blair ChristieCMOSell23,889$24.06$574,769.34View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Wim ElfrinkEVPSell150,000$23.97$3,595,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Prat BhattCAOSell51,839$23.95$1,241,544.05View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Frank CalderoniCFOSell78,000$23.91$1,864,980.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Gary B MooreCOOSell45,070$23.85$1,074,919.50View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013John T ChambersCEOSell1,500,000$23.86$35,790,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Katherine Blair ChristieCMOSell34,000$23.86$811,240.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Mark D ChandlerSVPSell100,000$23.88$2,388,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Randall E PondEVPSell49,583$23.90$1,185,033.70View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Roderick C McgearyDirectorSell20,000$23.74$474,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013Wim ElfrinkEVPSell40,000$20.89$835,600.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Latest Headlines for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)
DateHeadline logoCisco Systems closes on $3.7B AppDynamics purchase (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 22 at 5:02 PM logoCisco Completes Acquisition of AppDynamics (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 22 at 4:37 PM logoCisco Systems Dividend Stock Analysis (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 21 at 9:48 PM logoCisco Finds Vulnerability, VR at March Madness, Improving Health Care in Africa -- Tech Roundup (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 21 at 9:48 PM
News IconCisco Systems' (CSCO) Buy Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 21 at 9:25 PM logoOptus Business signs Energy Australia for telco and managed services (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 21 at 11:00 AM logoWhat’s Cisco Plotting with Its Investment in Exabeam? (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 21 at 11:00 AM
News IconCisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Lifted to Hold at Vetr Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 21 at 12:22 AM logoHundreds of Cisco switches vulnerable to flaw found in WikiLeaks files (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 20 at 5:17 PM logo6 Things You Didn't Know About Cisco Systems, Inc. - Motley Fool (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 18 at 4:20 PM logoWhy Cisco Is Spending $3.7 Billion on AppDynamics (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 17 at 9:51 PM logoREMINDER - UBS and Cisco to Host Tech Talk on Cisco's IoT and Applications Strategy (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 16 at 5:54 PM logoApproach Cisco From the Long Side (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 16 at 5:54 PM logoBillionaire investor: Not pulling money out of markets, just applying great caution (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 16 at 5:54 PM logo6 Things You Didn't Know About Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 16 at 3:16 PM
News IconCisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Downgraded by Vetr Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 16 at 12:39 AM logoThis Tech Company is the Pick-axe to the Cloud Gold Rush (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 15 at 4:56 PM logoHow to Short Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Stock for Free - (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 14 at 11:20 PM logoHow to Short Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Stock for Free (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 14 at 2:01 PM logoCSCO's Strong Dividend History Helps it Reach 'Top Dividend Stock of the Dow' (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 14 at 1:17 PM logoCISCO SYSTEMS, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 14 at 1:17 PM logoLes équipes de Sky en collaboration avec Cisco sont sur le point de lancer OnPrime TV (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 14 at 1:17 PM logoSky Teams with Cisco to Launch OnPrime TV (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 14 at 1:17 PM logoNavisite Automates Data Centers Worldwide with Cisco ACI Platform, Enhancing Security and Agility (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 14 at 1:17 PM logo3 major problems with Trump's protectionist attitude toward China (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 14 at 1:17 PM logoA look at some Israeli high-tech successes (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 13 at 4:38 PM logoTrading Options in Cisco Systems (CSCO) and International Business Machine (IBM) (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 13 at 4:38 PM logoCisco Appoints Brenton L. Saunders, Chairman, President and CEO of Allergan plc, to Board of Directors (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 13 at 4:38 PM logoUBS and Cisco to Host Tech Talk on Cisco's IoT and Applications Strategy (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 13 at 12:22 PM logoArista's 'Containers': This is a Big, Big Deal, Says Needham (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 13 at 12:22 PM logo17 Year CIO Veteran Learns New Tricks As Illumina's CIO (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 13 at 12:22 PM logoHow Cisco Systems, Inc. Gained 11% in February - Motley Fool (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 12 at 4:22 PM logoCisco: An Unusual Puzzle - Seeking Alpha (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 12 at 4:22 PM logoHow Cisco Systems, Inc. Gained 11% in February (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 10 at 2:24 PM logoHow Companies Like Nordstrom, Goldman Sachs, Cisco Made Fortune's Best Places To Work List 20 Years Straight - Benzinga (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 10 at 11:49 AM
News IconCisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Short Interest Update (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 10 at 11:04 AM
News IconResearch Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for March, 9th (CSCO, FMI, GWRE, HISJF, HRZN, IDSY, KCRPY, KITE, LOXO, MATR) (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 10 at 1:00 AM logoCramer: Do Not Sell Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 9 at 5:06 PM logo[$$] Tech Firms Rush to Assess Damage From CIA Leak (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 8 at 10:17 PM logoWikileaks' CIA hacking dump sends tech firms scrambling for fixes (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 8 at 5:17 PM logoCIA contractors likely source of latest WikiLeaks release -U.S. officials (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 8 at 5:17 PM
News IconAnalysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates for Cisco Systems (CSCO) (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 8 at 9:19 AM logoCisco Is Now an Even Better Dividend Stock (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 7 at 9:30 PM logoCisco HyperFlex Delivers Three Times the Performance of First-Generation Industry Solutions (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 7 at 12:11 PM logoOne Put, One Call Option To Know About for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 6 at 4:23 PM logoRAY ALLEN INC Introduces IT Agility Solutions at Cisco Live (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 6 at 4:23 PM logoCisco, IBM Expand VersaStack Offerings to Boost Performance (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 6 at 10:22 AM logoCisco (CSCO) Expands Its IoT Offerings Thanks to Jasper (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 3 at 4:33 PM logoWill Cisco Soon Sink? (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 3 at 4:32 PM logoNutanix Plunges: Sales Problems, Rising Costs, Competition, What's Wrong with This Story? (NASDAQ:CSCO) - March 3 at 4:32 PM


Frequently Asked Questions for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO)

What is Cisco Systems' stock symbol?

Cisco Systems trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CSCO."

How often does Cisco Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 6th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share on Wednesday, April 26th. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.40%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 4th. This is an increase from Cisco Systems's previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.

How were Cisco Systems' earnings last quarter?

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 15th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. The business earned $11.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $11.55 billion. Cisco Systems had a net margin of 21.73% and a return on equity of 17.50%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.57 EPS.

When will Cisco Systems make its next earnings announcement?

Cisco Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 16th 2017.

What guidance has Cisco Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?

Cisco Systems updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 15th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.57-0.59 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.58. The company issued revenue guidance of down 0-2% to ~$11.76-12.0 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $11.87 billion.

Where is Cisco Systems' stock going? Where will Cisco Systems' stock price be in 2017?

32 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Cisco Systems' stock. Their predictions range from $25.00 to $42.00. On average, they anticipate Cisco Systems' share price to reach $34.13 in the next year.

What are analysts saying about Cisco Systems stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cisco Systems stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Cisco Systems is the leading provider of IP-based networking and other products. Intensifying competition from several smaller players, slowing order growth from service providers and challenges in the emerging markets are the primary headwinds. These primarily affected its top-line, which declined year-over-year in the recently concluded second-quarter of fiscal 2017. Nonetheless, we believe Cisco’s expanding footprint in the rapidly growing security and data center market are promising. Moreover, partnerships with the likes of Pure Storage, and IBM will help Cisco to gain signficant traction in the data center, cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) market in the long haul. Further, continued share buyback and dividend hikes are positives. We note that the stock has underperformed  the broader market over the last six-months." (2/20/2017)
  • 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "Cisco posted a good FQ2 and guided FQ3 in line with consensus. Service Provider is improving and Security was strong. Deferred revenue was also up meaningfully as Cisco transitions its business to a more subscription-oriented model. We continue to see value in CSCO shares despite recent strength. Solid FQ2'17 results. Revenue/non-GAAP EPS of $11.6 billion/$0.57 compared to consensus of $11.6 billion/$0.56. Product gross margin of 62.4% was down 90 bps YoY due to pricing and product mix, though partially offset by productivity improvements." (2/16/2017)
  • 3. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "We come away from the Cisco print thinking the company is running hard to hold its ground. The shift to subscription is estimated to have trimmed revenues by 1-2%. OK, but revenues declined by 3% on an asreported basis and 2% adjusting for the divestiture against an easy comparison. If it was for offshore cash repatriation and tax relief, we think the shares would be lower. Switching declined 5% and Routing down 10%. These core product areas still account for over half of Product Sales and likely half of Service Revenues. Further, despite exiting the near-breakeven Service Provider Video business, Product GMs continue to slide. Cisco has cash and a potential for a windfall, but we don't see growth." (2/16/2017)
  • 4. Drexel Hamilton analysts commented, "We believe Cisco will meet our 2Q:FY17 revenue estimate of $11.46 billion (Street is at $11.55 billion) and our EPS projection of $0.57 (Street is at $0.56). Our revenue estimate reflects a 7% QoQ decrease in sales and weaker than the five-year average decline of 2.5%. Cisco's 2Q:FY17 outlook calls for sales to fall by 2% to 4% YoY (i.e., $11.27 billion to $11.51 billion, excluding $93 million in CPE sales in 2Q:FY16) with pro forma EPS of $0.55-0.57. This earnings season, trends across the supply chain as it relates to networking/telecom programs benefitted from modest seasonality but the results were nothing spectacular. As it relates to our networking coverage, the results were more volatile with the stocks of both F5 and Juniper Networks punished meaningfully after their respective earnings reports." (2/14/2017)

Are investors shorting Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems saw a increase in short interest in the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 51,634,354 shares, an increase of 14.2% from the February 15th total of 45,231,229 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 26,634,569 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Who owns Cisco Systems stock?

Cisco Systems' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.35%), FMR LLC (2.08%), Dodge & Cox (1.29%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.94%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.89%) and Norges Bank (0.86%). Company insiders that own Cisco Systems stock include Carol Bartz, Charles Robbins, Chris Dedicoat, John L Hennessy, John T Chambers, Karen Walker, Kristina M Johnson, M Michele Burns, Mark D Chandler, Michael D Capellas, Pankaj Patel, Prat Bhatt, Rebecca Jacoby, Roderick C Mcgeary, Steven M West and Wim Elfrink.

Who sold Cisco Systems stock? Who is selling Cisco Systems stock?

Cisco Systems' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Franklin Resources Inc., Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Investec Asset Management LTD, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, NWQ Investment Management Company LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, FIL Ltd and Tweedy Browne Co. LLC. Company insiders that have sold Cisco Systems stock in the last year include Carol Bartz, Charles Robbins, Chris Dedicoat, John L Hennessy, John T Chambers, Karen Walker, M Michele Burns, Mark D Chandler, Pankaj Patel, Prat Bhatt, Rebecca Jacoby, Roderick C Mcgeary and Steven M West.

Who bought Cisco Systems stock? Who is buying Cisco Systems stock?

Cisco Systems' stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dodge & Cox, Norges Bank, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd., State Street Corp, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.

How do I buy Cisco Systems stock?

Shares of Cisco Systems can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Cisco Systems stock cost?

One share of Cisco Systems stock can currently be purchased for approximately $34.10.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by Staff