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  • Jan. 28, 2011, 2:28 PM

    Nokia Siemens Networks (NOK, SI) says it "has absolutely no interest" in taking Huawei's trade secrets as it works to close its crucial acquisition of Motorola's (MMI, MSI) networking arm in Q1. Huawei has blocked the transaction in court, arguing Motorola has some of its intellectual property.

    | Jan. 28, 2011, 2:28 PM
  • Jan. 26, 2011, 4:51 PM
    Network gear maker Ciena (CIEN) closed at -3.6% after BofA/Merrill downgraded it to Neutral from Buy. Last month, Ciena reported a bigger-than-expected Q4 loss of 86 cents/share and faces a soft networking market.
    | Jan. 26, 2011, 4:51 PM
  • Jan. 26, 2011, 10:57 AM

    Cisco (CSCO) acquires California- and India- based Pari Networks, a privately held provider of network solutions. Pari's technology will proactively help compliance and prevent network bottlenecks. Financial details weren't disclosed, but Pari's employees will join Cisco's technical services unit.

    | Jan. 26, 2011, 10:57 AM
  • Jan. 26, 2011, 9:25 AM

    Juniper Networks (JNPR) claims 2011 profitability will grow as revenue from acquisitions and new products begins to exceed its R&D costs. The "tactical picture" looks good for the next 6 to 8 quarters, says Miller Tabak & Co., which recommends a Buy. Premarket, JNPR +4.5%.

    | Jan. 26, 2011, 9:25 AM
  • Jan. 25, 2011, 4:53 PM
    Tellabs's (TLAB) poor Q4 results pushed the stock under its 52-week low of $5.89/share. Morgan Stanley, which downgraded its shares, noted Tellab's core wireless backhaul business is suffering as carriers like AT&T (T) turn to Ethernet-based gear. TLAB closed -19%.
    | Jan. 25, 2011, 4:53 PM
  • Jan. 25, 2011, 11:14 AM

    Video and voice communications gear maker Radvision (RVSN +8.1%) exceeds its 52-week high of $9.70/share. During the past year, Radvision's share price has been on a rebound after Cisco (CSCO +1.4%), a major customer, bought out its competitor Tandberg, and investors gave it up for dead.

    | Jan. 25, 2011, 11:14 AM
  • Jan. 21, 2011, 4:03 PM
    JPMorgan launches coverage of Riverbed (RVBD) with an Overweight rating, claiming "low consensus 2011 estimates leave room for further outperformance this year." Data center consolidation will boost revenues - and as revenues scale, its operating margins should expand. Riverbed closed at +1.9%.
    | Jan. 21, 2011, 4:03 PM
  • Jan. 20, 2011, 11:54 AM
    At least two analysts are bullish on F5 Networks (FFIV -22.6%) today, with Credit Suisse upgrading the stock to Outperform from Neutral, citing its best-in-class revenue, margins, and earnings/share. Gleacher & Co. also lifted its rating to Buy from Hold, noting the company's application delivery controller offers long-term growth.
    | Jan. 20, 2011, 11:54 AM
  • Jan. 20, 2011, 10:34 AM

    Network management provider Blue Coat Systems (BCSI) tumbles -7.3% after BofA Merrill Lynch downgraded it to Underperform from Neutral. Overall, networking vendors are suffering from the F5 Networks (FFIV -19.4%) earnings fallout. They include Aruba Networks (ARUN -6.7%), Cisco (CSCO -1.4%), and Juniper Networks (JNPR -3.7%).

    | Jan. 20, 2011, 10:34 AM
  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2:41 PM

    Network solutions provider ADTRAN (ADTN +5.3%) hits a new 52-week high, exceeding the prior $39.85/share. The company reported record Q4 earnings of $36M, or 56 cents/share, nearly double last year's Q4 profit. On average, analysts expected earnings/share of 44 cents.

    | Jan. 19, 2011, 2:41 PM
  • Jan. 14, 2011, 4:55 PM
    Amazing statistic: Where would the Dow Jones be today if Apple (AAPL) had been added to the index instead of Cisco (CSCO) when General Motors (GM) was removed in June 2009? More than 1,000 points higher.
    | Jan. 14, 2011, 4:55 PM
  • Jan. 13, 2011, 9:21 AM

    Capstone Investments launches coverage of Cisco (CSCO) with a Buy, citing the rebound of corporate IT spend. Despite stumbles, Cisco remains top dog in 6 out of 16 key networking technologies, including access and enterprise routing and switching. And this year, Cisco is offering its first-ever dividend.

    | Jan. 13, 2011, 9:21 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 12, 2011, 4:14 PM

    Brigantine Advisors launched coverage on modem and wireless systems provider Sierra Wireless (SWIR) with a Buy, citing the opportunity in 4th-gen wireless networks. Sierra is also number 1 in the market for machine-to-machine wireless solutions, which "has almost limitless potential." Sierra closed +10.2%.

    | Jan. 12, 2011, 4:14 PM
  • Jan. 12, 2011, 3:10 PM
    Oppenheimer's Brian Belski was bullish earlier than many of his peers, and now he's sounding more cautious, looking for laggards that might outperform as the market’s broad gains give way to a more uneven performance. Bank stocks - BAC, GS, JPM, BK - are among his favorite bargains, along with CSCO, MU, WDC, EXPD, KSS, GT, IP.
    | Jan. 12, 2011, 3:10 PM
  • Jan. 12, 2011, 12:20 PM
    Given the vastness of the rebounding tech sector, Tom Lydon offers a quick way to get exposure to the key subsectors. He suggests iShares Dow Jones U.S. Technology Sector Index Fund (IYW); Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK); and PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQQ). They all contain mainstays like Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG).
    | Jan. 12, 2011, 12:20 PM
  • Jan. 11, 2011, 9:43 AM

    Out of 100 stocks on 30 Wall Street strategists’ 2011 lists of recommendations, the nine most touted: Microsoft (MSFT), Procter & Gamble (PG), Cisco (CSCO), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Aflac (AFL), Baxter (BAX), IBM (IBM), Pepsico (PEP) and Qualcomm (QCOM).

    | Jan. 11, 2011, 9:43 AM | 4 Comments
Company Description
Cisco Systems Inc is engaged in designing, manufacturing and selling of Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry.