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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 147236.32. Since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990, Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO performance year to date is 10.56%. Today Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO has gained 0.44%, with a current price of 29.39.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 44.00%. Return of assets are at 9.00%, with return on investment at 10.10%.

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 0.46. With a profit margin of 20.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.10%, and operating margin of 24.70%. Cisco Systems, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.3, while the quick ratio is 3.2.

For the last year Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO has seen a EPS growth of 17.40%. A performance for the year of 12.49%. The 52-week high is 0.38%, and the 52-week low is 33.25%. The average volume for Cisco Systems, Inc., CSCO is 12490.

With a target price of 30.92, 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 14.56 and a forward P/E of 12.05. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.39. Cisco Systems, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.98 and 2.36 respectively. For P/cash, Cisco Systems, Inc. has a value of 2.32, while it is 18 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 29.39, Cisco Systems, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.55%. We see a return on equity of 16.90%.

Looking more long-term Cisco Systems, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.47%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 4.16% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 17.40% for this year and for the last five years a 5.60% 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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