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Is Cisco Systems, Inc.(NASDAQ: CSCO), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Cisco Systems, Inc. is in the Networking & Communication Devices industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Cisco Systems, Inc., is 23089.37, and so far today it has a volume of 20258900. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 18.42%.

To help you determine whether Cisco Systems, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.84 and forward P/E is 12.22. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Cisco Systems, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.59. P/S ratio is 3.19 and the P/B ratio is 2.48. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.39 and 20.48 respectively.

At the current price Cisco Systems, Inc. is trading at, 31.34 (-1.01% today), Cisco Systems, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 44.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.64% after growing 20.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 22.60%, and -1.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 5014.35, and the number of shares float is 4995.53. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 77.40%. The float short is 0.95%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.06. Management has seen a return on assets of 9.20%, and also a return on investment of 11.40%.

The ability for Cisco Systems, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.2, and quick ratio is 3.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.39 and total debt/equity is 0.45. In terms of margins, Cisco Systems, Inc. has a gross margin of 62.90%, with its operating margin at 25.70%, and Cisco Systems, Inc. has a profit margin of 21.80%.

The 52 week high is -1.91%, with 42.10% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.27% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.99%.

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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