NASDAQ:CSCO - Cisco Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$44.48 +0.28 (+0.63 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 10:13 AM ET)
Previous Close$44.20
Today's Range$44.35 - $44.60
52-Week Range$37.35 - $49.47
Volume271,337 shs
Average Volume23.69 million shs
Market Capitalization$220.74 billion
P/E Ratio19.03
Dividend Yield2.88%
Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. The company offers switching products; routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks; data center products; and wireless access points for use in voice, video, and data applications. It also provides collaboration products comprising unified communications, TelePresence, and conferencing, as well as the Internet of Things and analytics software. In addition, the company offers security products, including network and data center security, advanced threat protection, Web and email security, access and policy, unified threat management, advisory, integration, and managed services; and other products, such as service provider video software and solutions, and cloud and system management products. Further, it offers technical support services and advanced services; and hyperconvergence software, cloud calling and contact center solutions, and AI-driven relationship intelligence platform. The company serves businesses of various sizes, public institutions, governments, and service providers. It sells its products directly, as well as through channel partners, such as systems integrators, service providers, other resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Computer & office equipment
Sub-IndustryCommunications Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CSCO
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.42
Current Ratio2.11
Quick Ratio2.05


Trailing P/E Ratio19.03
Forward P/E Ratio16.47
P/E Growth2.68

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$49.33 billion
Price / Sales4.34
Cash Flow$2.7525 per share
Price / Cash Flow16.16
Book Value$8.97 per share
Price / Book4.96


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.34
Net Income$110 million
Net Margins2.52%
Return on Equity25.58%
Return on Assets10.33%


Outstanding Shares4,817,520,000
Market Cap$220.74 billion

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) Frequently Asked Questions

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, December 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Wednesday, January 23rd. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 3rd. View Cisco Systems' Dividend History.

How will Cisco Systems' stock buyback program work?

Cisco Systems announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $25,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Cisco Systems' earnings last quarter?

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 14th. The network equipment provider reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.03. The network equipment provider had revenue of $13.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.86 billion. Cisco Systems had a return on equity of 25.58% and a net margin of 2.52%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.61 EPS. View Cisco Systems' Earnings History.

When is Cisco Systems' next earnings date?

Cisco Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Cisco Systems.

How can I listen to Cisco Systems' earnings call?

Cisco Systems will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 13th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

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

Cisco Systems updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 14th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.71-0.73 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.72. The company issued revenue guidance of +5-7% to ~$12.24-12.47 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.54 billion.Cisco Systems also updated its Q2 2019 guidance to $0.71-0.73 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for CSCO?

29 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Cisco Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $40.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate Cisco Systems' stock price to reach $50.8846 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cisco Systems.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cisco Systems?

29 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cisco Systems in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 23 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Cisco Systems.

Has Cisco Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about CSCO stock have been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cisco Systems earned a news sentiment score of -2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the network equipment provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 38,014,795 shares, an increase of 18.6% from the November 15th total of 32,049,789 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 24,555,919 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, 0.8% of the company's stock are sold short. View Cisco Systems' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Cisco Systems' key competitors?

Who are Cisco Systems' key executives?

Cisco Systems' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Charles H. Robbins, Chairman & CEO (Age 52)
  • Ms. Kelly A. Kramer, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Ms. Geraldine T. Elliott, Exec. VP and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (Age 61)
  • Mr. David Goeckeler, Exec. VP and GM of Networking & Security Bus. (Age 56)
  • Ms. Amy L. Chang, Sr. VP of Collaboration Technology Group (Age 41)

Who are Cisco Systems' major shareholders?

Cisco Systems' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.42%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.42%), BlackRock Inc. (6.99%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.17%), Morgan Stanley (1.05%) and FMR LLC (1.04%). Company insiders that own Cisco Systems stock include Arun Sarin, Charles Robbins, Chris Dedicoat, David Goeckeler, Irving Tan, John T Chambers, Karen Walker, Kelly A Kramer, M Michele Burns, Mark D Chandler, Prat Bhatt, Rebecca Jacoby, Roderick C Mcgeary and Steven M West. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Cisco Systems.

Which institutional investors are selling Cisco Systems stock?

CSCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, First Pacific Advisors LP, Jupiter Asset Management Ltd., Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Bahl & Gaynor Inc. and Schroder Investment Management Group. Company insiders that have sold Cisco Systems company stock in the last year include Arun Sarin, Charles Robbins, David Goeckeler, Irving Tan, Kelly A Kramer, M Michele Burns, Mark D Chandler, Prat Bhatt, Rebecca Jacoby and Steven M West. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cisco Systems.

Which institutional investors are buying Cisco Systems stock?

CSCO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Man Group plc, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, Panagora Asset Management Inc., O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Clearbridge Investments LLC and Vanguard Group Inc. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cisco Systems.

How do I buy shares of Cisco Systems?

Shares of CSCO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cisco Systems' stock price today?

One share of CSCO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.48.

How big of a company is Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems has a market capitalization of $220.74 billion and generates $49.33 billion in revenue each year. The network equipment provider earns $110 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.34 on an earnings per share basis. Cisco Systems employs 74,200 workers across the globe.

What is Cisco Systems' official website?

The official website for Cisco Systems is

How can I contact Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems' mailing address is 170 WEST TASMAN DR, SAN JOSE CA, 95134. The network equipment provider can be reached via phone at 408-526-4000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Cisco Systems (NASDAQ CSCO)

Community Ranking:  3.2 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  2,123 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,147 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  3,270
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Cisco Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CSCO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CSCO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/18/2018 by Staff

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