Analyst Grady Burkett on Cisco's current business challenges, capital allocation missteps, and the evolving change in investor sentiment surrounding the stock.
Cyclical and economic concerns have hampered the tech sector but are also creating potential buying opportunities in large- and mid-cap names, according to Morningstar's Grady Burkett.
Although the tech sector hasn't had the best earnings season, Apple, Microsoft, and others still have solid long-term fundamentals and are trading at attractive discounts.
Leuthold's Doug Ramsey, Ariel's Charlie Bobrinskoy, and Tom Forester of Forester Value comment on the prospects for the tech sector, including Microsoft's future in the 'cloud' and Cisco's recent drubbing.
While Warren Buffett may have put the kibosh on a dividend for Berkshire's shareholders, he and the rest of our Ultimate Stock-Pickers continue to hold stocks yielding more than the S&P 500 Index.
With the tech and telecom sectors becoming more fully valued, it's time for investors to be selective.
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