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Cisco Systems Inc CSCO Stock Quote


Last close prices updated as of May 26, 2023, 4:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 49.86
  • Sector Technology
  • Industry Communication Equipment
  • Investment Style Large Value
  • Day Range 49.11  –  50.09
  • Year Range 38.61  –  52.56
  • Market Cap 204.2178 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 19.8 Mil /  18.5 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.74
  • Price / Book 4.80
  • Forward Div Yield 3.13%
  • Trailing Div Yield 3.07%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis CSCO

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Cisco Earnings: Weak Orders Overshadow Good Results; We Don’t Share Market Doubts

Analyst Note

| William Kerwin |

We maintain our $56 fair value estimate for wide-moat Cisco Systems shares after it reported strong fiscal third-quarter results. Sales and fiscal fourth-quarter guidance beat our expectations, but were tempered by poor order growth in the quarter that actually sent shares down roughly 4% after the release. Orders, which reflect current demand, are being negatively affected by a soft macroeconomic environment that leads to slower customer spending on Cisco equipment. We aren’t overly concerned with poor order growth in the short term, given Cisco has built a large backlog of orders over the past two years that allows it to post strong results ahead of underlying orders. We expect it to take roughly a year to work through the rest of its excess backlog, which gives the firm time for demand to normalize. Looking past rocky short-term demand, we continue to see Cisco benefitting from healthy long-term networking spending and offering sticky solutions. We think long-term investors should see an attractive entry point at current levels.

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Company Profile CSCO

Business Description

Cisco Systems is the largest provider of networking equipment in the world and one of the largest software companies in the world. Its largest businesses are selling networking hardware and software (where it has leading market shares) and cybersecurity software like firewalls. It also has collaboration products, like its Webex suite, and observability tools. It primarily outsources its manufacturing to third parties and has a large sales and marketing staff—25,000 strong across 90 countries. Overall, Cisco employees 80,000 employees and sells its products globally.

170 West Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA, 95134-1706
Industry Communication Equipment
Employees 70,000

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FAQs for Cisco Systems Inc Stock

Yes. CSCO has a forward dividend yield of 3.13%. See CSCO’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CSCO’s market cap is 204.22 Bil.
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CSCO’s stock style is Large Value.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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CSCO’s price/sales is 3.74.
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CSCO’s price/forward earnings is 17.87.
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CSCO’s price/book is 4.80.
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CSCO’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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