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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO

Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Networking & Communication Devices in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO  has a market cap of 157851.74. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO performance year to date is 18.95%. Today Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO has gained 1.32%, with a current price of 31.48.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 44.20%. Return of assets are at 9.20%, with return on investment at 11.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.39. While Total debt/equity is 0.45. With a profit margin of 21.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.90%, and operating margin of 25.70%. Cisco Systems, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.2, while the quick ratio is 3.1.

For the last year Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO has seen a EPS growth of 20.90%. A performance for the year of 26.92%. The 52-week high is -1.47%, and the 52-week low is 42.73%. The average volume for Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO is 17813600.

With a target price of 33.19, can Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO. Cisco Systems, Inc. has a P/E of 14.91 and a forward P/E of 12.27. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.6. Cisco Systems, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.21 and 2.49 respectively. For P/cash, Cisco Systems, Inc. has a value of 2.4, while it is 20.57 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 31.48, Cisco Systems, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.30%. We see a return on equity of 17.40%.

Looking more long-term Cisco Systems, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.34%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.64% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 20.90% for this year and for the last five years a 12.60% growth has been seen.

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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