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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 149933.93. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO performance year to date is 13.65%. Today Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO has gained 0.25%, with a current price of 29.91.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 76.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 47.00%. Return of assets are at 8.90%, 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 0.48. While Total debt/equity is 0.55. With a profit margin of 21.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 63.40%, and operating margin of 25.50%. Cisco Systems, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.6, while the quick ratio is 3.5.

For the last year Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO has seen a EPS growth of 20.90%. A performance for the year of 13.27%. The 52-week high is -6.22%, and the 52-week low is 36.71%. The average volume for Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO is 2981146.

With a target price of 33.11, 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 14.24 and a forward P/E of 11.98. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.55. Cisco Systems, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.07 and 2.37 respectively. For P/cash, Cisco Systems, Inc. has a value of 2.11, while it is 20.3 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 29.91, Cisco Systems, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.49%. We see a return on equity of 17.00%.

Looking more long-term Cisco Systems, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.16%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.84% 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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