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Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

  • Apr. 5, 2011, 12:53 PM
    With problems stacking up, Cisco Systems (CSCO +1.9%) may be gearing up for an activist assault, a Reuters report notes after parsing an e-mail from CEO John Chambers that promises a "number of targeted moves" in coming weeks.
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  • Mar. 28, 2011, 5:50 PM
    The ratio of cash to total company assets is nearing historic highs, a pileup of cash on corporate America’s balance sheet that could end up hurting the recovery, some economists say. But they could be hurting themselves the most, sending a message to investors that they’re not interested in growth. (top 10 cash hoarders)
  • Mar. 24, 2011, 4:27 PM
    Some top Republicans in key tax positions in both houses of Congress are reluctant to push a tax holiday advocated by Cisco (CSCO), Google (GOOG) and others to repatriate foreign cash hordes. Rep. Dave Camp, Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Patrick Tiberi prefer to focus on repatriation through "a comprehensive look at rewriting the U.S. tax code."
  • Mar. 20, 2011, 5:03 AM
    Cisco's Friday announcement adds another large cap tech stock to the list of dividend payers, with INTC yielding 3.6%, MSFT 2.6%, IBM 1.7%, CSCO 1.4%, HPQ 1.2% and ORCL 0.7%. But do rising dividends suggest that tech companies see fewer prospects for profitable investment in growth?
  • Mar. 18, 2011, 9:00 AM
    Premarket gainers: CRA +29%. CTIC +10%. GPL +5%. RCL +5%. CIGX +5%. EXK +5%. VE +5%. SI +4%. URRE +4%. CCJ +4%. NGG +4%. DNN +4%. NOK +4%. SLW +3%. HL +3%. DAL +3%. UN +3%. TOT +3%. AMR +3%. FTK +3%. UAL +3%. US +3%. CSCO +3%.
    Losers: AFFY -8%. NKE -7%. PLX -4%. PPO -4%. CPGI -3%. TM -3%. HTS -3%. OAS -3%.
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  • Mar. 18, 2011, 8:38 AM
    Cisco (CSCO) declares its first-ever cash dividend, of $0.06/share on a quarterly basis. Shares +2.2%. (PR)
  • Mar. 7, 2011, 1:05 PM
    Another session low for stock indexes (S&P 500 -1.2%), and Nasdaq hits 2% down with big names all suffering: AAPL -2%, CSCO -1.8%, INTC -2%, MSFT -1.1%. Semiconductors have been down more than 3%.
  • Feb. 22, 2011, 11:21 AM
    Cisco Systems (CSCO -1.1%) creates the new position of COO to run engineering, marketing, operations and services, and names Gary Moore to the post.
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  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:39 PM
    The most worrisome thing John Chambers said in last night's Cisco (CSCO -13.6%) conference call: "From [a] public sector perspective... we believe that you're going to continue to see a rapid decrease in discretionary spending including IT in a majority of [developed world] governments." Austerity, anyone?
  • Feb. 10, 2011, 10:12 AM
    Techs are in for a rough ride today (XLK -0.6%) after disappointing results from Cisco (CSCO -12.9%) and Akamai (AKAM -15.4%). Stifel Nicolaus, one of three firms to cut its ratings on Cisco to hold from buy, cites a "structural change occurring in the industry with pricing pressure being exerted by HP (HPQ) and Juniper (JNPR)... leading to a "permanent change in gross margins."
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  • Feb. 10, 2011, 7:55 AM
    Cisco (CSCO) continues to fall premarket after its AH earnings report saw earnings fall and revenue growth flatten. Gross margins dipped to 62.4% from 64.3%, mostly because of new product launches, though CEO John Chambers expects improvements. Shares -10.4%.
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  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:30 PM
    Cisco Systems (CSCO): FQ2 EPS of $0.37 beats by $0.02. Revenue of $10.4B (+6% Y/Y) beats by $0.17B. Shares -2.2% AH. (PR)
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  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday's close: AKAM, ALL, AMKR, ARRS, ATVI, CSCO, FLIR, GSIC, KIM, MET, NUAN, PRU, RGC, SFSF, TEX, TQNT, WFMI
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  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:10 AM
    Cisco (CSCO) hasn't made big, splashy deals but shares have rallied on a string of smaller acquisitions, the latest its pickup of privately-held digital media processing firm Inlet Technologies for $95M. But at least one analyst expects more downward guidance when the company reports tomorrow.
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  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:53 PM
    Cisco Systems' (CSCO) five-year plan sets $500M for investment in the U.K., including new facilities in East London - reinforcement of its plan to keep most of its $39B in cash and investments overseas unless tax policy gets more favorable toward repatriating funds.
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  • Jan. 28, 2011, 3:23 PM
    Dividend hikes are a major reason for the Dow's flirtation with 12,000, and 24/7's Jon Ogg forecasts eight great dividend increases you could see later in 2011: AWK, CSCO, XOM, FDX, GE, HPQ, JPM, WMT.
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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.