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

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$44.33 -0.79 (-1.75 %)
(As of 11/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$45.12
Today's Range$44.08 - $45.64
52-Week Range$33.75 - $49.47
Volume34.36 million shs
Average Volume24.00 million shs
Market Capitalization$219.78 billion
P/E Ratio18.94
Dividend Yield2.89%
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 Ratio0.47
Current Ratio2.29
Quick Ratio2.22


Trailing P/E Ratio18.94
Forward P/E Ratio16.60
P/E Growth2.69

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$49.33 billion
Price / Sales4.33
Cash Flow$2.7551 per share
Price / Cash16.09
Book Value$8.97 per share
Price / Book4.94


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.34
Net Income$110 million
Net Margins0.22%
Return on Equity22.12%
Return on Assets9.46%


Outstanding Shares4,817,520,000
Market Cap$219.78 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 Thursday, September 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Wednesday, October 24th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.98%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 4th. View Cisco Systems' Dividend History.

How will Cisco Systems' stock buyback program work?

Cisco Systems declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $25,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Cisco Systems' earnings last quarter?

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 14th. The network equipment provider reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.03. The network equipment provider earned $13.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.86 billion. Cisco Systems had a return on equity of 22.12% and a net margin of 0.22%. The business's revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. 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, November 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Cisco Systems.

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

Cisco Systems issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 14th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.71-0.73 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS 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?

28 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Cisco Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $33.00 to $59.00. On average, they anticipate Cisco Systems' share price to reach $48.6154 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Cisco Systems.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Cisco Systems?

28 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Cisco Systems in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 22 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Cisco Systems.

What are Wall Street 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 is benefitting from expanding footprint in the rapidly growing security market presents significant growth opportunity. Strong contribution from security, Infrastructure Platforms and applications is a positive. Strengthening collaboration portfolio which now includes Webex Teams and Accompany bodes well. Partnerships with Telenor, Apple, IBM, Microsoft and Google Cloud are notable. Divestiture of a portion of Cisco’s NDS video assets is likely to mitigate the sluggishness witnessed in other product segment. Further, Duo Security buyout should help the company expand its IT and data security businesses. However, weakness in switching and routing is a headwind. Ongoing transition to subscription-based model is likely to hurt the top line. Shares of Cisco have underperformed industry in the past year. Estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company’s Q1 earnings release." (10/26/2018)
  • 2. Royal Bank of Canada analysts commented, "We also believe there’s room for SG&A to come in better than UAA’s conservative plan. Above-consensus FY18 EPS guidance seems likely We expect UAA to guide to modest sales growth, stronger for FY18 than FY17, driven by international and DTC." (2/12/2018)

Has Cisco Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about CSCO stock has trended neutral on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Cisco Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the network equipment provider a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems saw a increase in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 35,852,392 shares, an increase of 5.1% from the October 15th total of 34,122,425 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 24,181,358 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.5 days. Approximately 0.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. 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. Amy L. Chang, Sr. VP of Collaboration Technology Group (Age 41)
  • Mr. Chris Dedicoat, Advisor of Office of the Chairman & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Irving Tan, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 48)

Who are Cisco Systems' major shareholders?

Cisco Systems' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.99%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.17%), FMR LLC (1.04%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.62%), LSV Asset Management (0.54%) and Primecap Management Co. CA (0.53%). 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 major investors are selling Cisco Systems stock?

CSCO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Capital Research Global Investors, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, First Pacific Advisors LP, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. and Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Cisco Systems company stock in the last year include Arun Sarin, Charles Robbins, David Goeckeler, Irving Tan, John T Chambers, Karen Walker, Kelly A Kramer, M Michele Burns, Mark D Chandler, Prat Bhatt, Rebecca Jacoby and Roderick C Mcgeary. View Insider Buying and Selling for Cisco Systems.

Which major investors are buying Cisco Systems stock?

CSCO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Capital World Investors, Panagora Asset Management Inc., O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and BlackRock 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 $44.33.

How big of a company is Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems has a market capitalization of $219.78 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:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  2,106 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,129 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  3,235
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 11/14/2018 by Staff

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