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Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 156999.35. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Cisco Systems, Inc. is 31.25 (with a change from open of 1.26%), this in conjunction with a target price of 33.04. Volume today has so far reached 7001723, with an average volume of about 23350.53. The GAP for this stock, is 0.06%.

The P/E ratio is 14.6, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.03. The current EPS for Cisco Systems, Inc., is 2.11, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 20.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 16.53%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Cisco Systems, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 5.64% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.34%. Quarter over quarter is 22.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 12.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 2.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 77.40%. Shares outstanding is 5090.77, while shares float is at a value of 4995.45. Float short for Cisco Systems, Inc. is 0.95% and the short ratio is 2.04.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.39, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.45. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 3.2, and the quick ratio is 3.1. The most recent gross margin is 62.90% and their operating margin is 25.70%. The profit margin is 21.80%.

Cisco Systems, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 9.20%, and on investment, 11.40%. Return on equity is 17.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.56. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.19, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.44 and Price/cash is 2.39, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 20.46.

The simple moving averages are 1.44% and 13.04% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.19% and the 52 week low is 41.69%.

Cisco Systems, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.37%, with a current price of 31.25. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 44.20%. This is in an industry, Networking & Communication Devices, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Cisco Systems, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Networking & Communication Devices industry means that Cisco Systems, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.03%, with performance for the month coming to 0.39%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 7.50%, and for the half year the performance is 23.28%. Volatility for this week is 1.95% and for the month this is 1.32%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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