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Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

  • Nov. 10, 2010, 9:15 AM
    Market Preview: Futures provide little indication, with benchmark S&P +0.1%. Today's better-than-expected jobless claims and narrowed trade balance would normally be enough to boost futures, but investors are in a holding pattern ahead of tomorrow's G-20 kick-off. Later: EIA petroleum/natgas numbers, and earnings from CSCO.
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  • Nov. 10, 2010, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday's close: CSCO
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  • Nov. 9, 2010, 3:29 PM
    Analysts say tomorrow Cisco (CSCO) will report Q1 earnings of 40 cents per share on sales of $10.7B, up from 30 cents per share on revenues of $9B in Q1 last year. High-tech bellwether Cisco is also diversifying to become a more consumer-oriented company - its "umi" home videoconference system goes on sale next week.
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  • Nov. 5, 2010, 2:32 PM
    Cisco (CSCO) CEO John Chambers advocates cutting taxes on U.S. firms that want to repatriate foreign profits: "At least temporarily reducing the incremental tax rate on foreign earned profits would encourage companies to invest in the U.S. $1T is roughly the amount of earnings that American companies have in their foreign operations - an amount larger than the original stimulus."
  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:02 PM
    Big companies are quickly adopting cloud computing, writes Barron's, which is great news for computer-service providers like AMZN, GOOG and MSFT, but could spell disaster for Corporate America's hardware and software suppliers. Those with the most to lose: HPQ, DELL, ORCL, CSCO, IBM.
  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:06 AM
    U.S. multinationals like GE (GE) and Cisco (CSCO) are pushing for a tax holiday in order to repatriate billions of dollars “trapped” overseas, arguing using the money domestically will boost the economy. An unconvinced White House has thus far rebuffed the requests.
  • Oct. 15, 2010, 1:36 PM
    Gartner foresees a tablet explosion, with the media devices (led by the iPad (AAPL)) to sell 19.5M units this year and rocket up 181% next year, to 54.8M units - and eventually to 208M units in 2014. No, says analyst Carolina Milanesi, they're not just drinking the Kool-Aid; media tablets aren't netbooks and they're not the old tablet PCs.
  • Oct. 8, 2010, 3:31 PM
    As tech companies have matured into slower-growth operations, calls for them to pay dividends have increased - and news of hikes by Microsoft (MSFT) and new dividends from the likes of Cisco Systems (CSCO) may be the first trickle of many payouts to come. Tech firms have been punished in the past for not reinvesting in the business, but may be attracting a different investor nowadays.
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  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:11 PM
    This morning's revenue warning from Equinix (EQIX -31.7%) continues to pound enterprise software and data warehousing stocks, "a day of reckoning for investors who have been too greedy" after the bidding war for 3Par. CTXS -12.7%, CRM -12.3%, VMW -9.7%, RHT -8.1%, TIBX -7.1%, ISLN -9.6%, RDWR -7%, TDC -5.8%. Some blue chips doing better: ORCL +1.2% CSCO +1%.
  • Oct. 6, 2010, 1:29 PM
    Cisco Systems (CSCO) makes a big step into video-conferencing for the home with its "Umi" line: a $600 device with camera that plugs into consumers' HDTV and broadband, and a $24.99 monthly service with unlimited calling. The move from a traditional enterprise giant shows just how big the consumer market has gotten.
  • Oct. 4, 2010, 2:34 PM
    F5 Networks (FFIV +1.4%) was approached over a year ago about a potential takeover, Reuters reports, and remains a potential target for a number of large tech firms. Mentioned as possible suitors: IBM (IBM -0.6%), Dell (DELL -1.7%), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ -0.7%), Oracle (ORCL -0.4%), Juniper (JNPR +0.5%) and Cisco (CSCO -1.3%).
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  • Sep. 14, 2010, 12:47 PM
    Cisco Systems (CSCO) will initiate a dividend of 1-2% in 2011, CEO John Chambers tells analysts at a company meeting; shares up 3.2%.
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  • Sep. 14, 2010, 11:24 AM
    Broad, correlated gains have pushed markets to reverse opening-minutes losses - led by basic materials and techs: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) +3.9%; Cisco Systems (CSCO) +1.9%, Intel (INTC) +0.6%, Apple (AAPL) +0.5%.
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  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:23 AM
    Cisco (CSCO) has made an offer to acquire Skype before it completes its planned IPO, TechCrunch says. If true, the deal could be a big one as Skype is gunning for a valuation of $5B. The report says Google (GOOG) also was rumored to be considering an offer for Skype, but antitrust concerns may have derailed that bid.
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  • Aug. 25, 2010, 12:15 PM
    After Intel (INTC) and McAfee (MFE), and H-P's (HPQ) pursuit of 3Par (PAR), who's next up in tech's buyout binge? Jeff Reeves figures suitors are Google (GOOG), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Microsoft (MSFT) and IBM - and potential targets include NetApp (NTAP), Juniper Networks (JNPR) and Brocade (BRCD). (previously)
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  • Aug. 19, 2010, 8:47 AM
    Net neutrality is back on the table as industry lobbyists resume negotiations, this time including companies like Cisco (CSCO) and Microsoft (MSFT) in the broadened talks.
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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.