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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 152183.92. 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 30.12 (with a change from open of 0.11%), this in conjunction with a target price of 33.3. Volume today has so far reached 13556498, with an average volume of about 21759.68. The GAP for this stock, is -0.82%.

The P/E ratio is 14.37, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.83. 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 15.59%.

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 5015.95, while shares float is at a value of 4995.13. Float short for Cisco Systems, Inc. is 1.03% and the short ratio is 2.35.

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 1.54. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.09, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.4 and Price/cash is 2.31, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 19.83.

The simple moving averages are -2.78% and 8.05% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -4.93% and the 52 week low is 37.71%.

Cisco Systems, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.43%, with a current price of 30.12. 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 -3.96%, with performance for the month coming to -1.51%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.79%, and for the half year the performance is 12.73%. Volatility for this week is 1.56% and for the month this is 1.35%.

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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