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

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$43.96 -0.06 (-0.14 %)
(As of 01/17/2019 01:23 AM ET)
Previous Close$44.02
Today's Range$43.7605 - $44.24
52-Week Range$37.35 - $49.47
Volume17.20 million shs
Average Volume21.55 million shs
Market Capitalization$208.16 billion
P/E Ratio18.79
Dividend Yield3.05%
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

Industry Computer & office equipment
Sub-IndustryCommunications Equipment
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CSCO


Current Ratio2.11
Quick Ratio2.05


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$49.33 billion
Price / Sales4.29
Cash Flow$2.8845 per share
Price / Cash Flow15.24
Book Value$8.97 per share
Price / Book4.90


Net Income$110 million
Net Margins2.52%
Return on Assets10.33%


Outstanding Shares4,817,520,000
Market Cap$208.16 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. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.00%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 3rd. View Cisco Systems' Dividend History.

How will Cisco Systems' stock buyback program work?

Cisco Systems declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase $25,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Cisco Systems' earnings last quarter?

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November, 14th. The network equipment provider reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.03. The network equipment provider had revenue of $13.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.86 billion. Cisco Systems had a return on equity of 25.58% and a net margin of 2.52%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last 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, 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 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 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Cisco Systems' shares. Their predictions range from $40.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate Cisco Systems' share price to reach $51.08 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 16.2% 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.

Has Cisco Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about CSCO stock has trended positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Cisco Systems earned a media sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the network equipment provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news 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 decline in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 45,952,594 shares, a decline of 4.0% from the December 14th total of 47,882,571 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 34,750,382 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.3 days. Currently, 1.0% of the company's shares 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 53)
  • Ms. Kelly A. Kramer, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Ms. Geraldine T. Elliott, Exec. VP and Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (Age 62)
  • Mr. David Goeckeler, Exec. VP and GM of Networking & Security Bus. (Age 57)
  • Ms. Amy L. Chang, Sr. VP of Collaboration Technology Group (Age 42)

Who are Cisco Systems' major shareholders?

Cisco Systems' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.05%), Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. (0.05%), Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC (0.05%), Hexavest Inc. (0.03%), Saratoga Research & Investment Management (0.03%) and Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.03%). 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 Hexavest Inc., Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, DNB Asset Management AS, KAMES CAPITAL plc, Edge Wealth Management LLC, Saratoga Research & Investment Management and Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC. 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 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 Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc., Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, Centre Asset Management LLC, Abner Herrman & Brock LLC, Community Trust & Investment Co., Grassi Investment Management and Bristol Advisors LLC. 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 $43.96.

How big of a company is Cisco Systems?

Cisco Systems has a market capitalization of $208.16 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:  2,125 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,150 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  3,275
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 1/17/2019 by Staff

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