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OTR Global Upgrades the shares of Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) to Positive

(NASDAQ:CSCO). Out of rating recommendations 10 have given the stock a Buy while 11 recommend the stock as Outperform.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)'s EPS growth this year is 20.90% and the trailing 12-month EPS is $2.10. JP Morgan has been covering shares of CSCO, so it is most recent view is worth a look. The firm has a market cap of $151.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.46 and a beta of 1.38.

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At the moment 35 analysts are watching Cisco Systems, Inc. The stock touched its high share price of $32 on Feb 13, 2017 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on Feb 16, 2016 as $25.19. The difference between the estimated and actual earnings was $0.02 per share. Revenue in the legacy switching business, still by far its largest, fell 5 percent to $3.31 billion in the second quarter, compared with the average estimate of $3.38 billion, according to FactSet Street Account. This represents a $1.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.53%. The network equipment provider reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 26th.

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A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on CSCO shares. (NASDAQ:CSCO)'s stock to Positive with no specific Price Target. On the 7th day After Earnings Report, the stock hit its share price as $29.71 by showing -5.89% decrease from the Stock price Before Earnings were reported.

Cisco Systems, Inc.is now showing 0.4% EPS growth this year. The stock soared 22.61 percent over the last 6 months.

Most significant is the fact that Cisco bought AppDynamics a day before the company's IPO. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.02 Percent. Cisco Systems presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $32.42. The company repurchased approximately 33 million shares of common stock under its stock repurchase program at an average price of $30.33 per share for an aggregate purchase price of $1.0 billion. Cisco Systems's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 49.52%. The correct version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://sportsperspectives.com/2017/02/16/cisco-systems-csco-underperform-rating-reiterated-at-credit-suisse-group-2.html. (CSCO) offloaded shares in a transaction closed on Friday December 23, 2016. The share price is now up 4.01% for the past three months. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Cisco noted that product revenue was down 4% in the latest period, while service revenue gained 5%.

On the other hand, CSCO's customers are losing in the cloud to vendors like Alphabet Inc, Microsoft Corporation and Amazon.com, Inc., which prefer to build their own hardware from parts, rather than buying high-end gear from outside vendors.

By region, sales in the Americas were down 3%, EMEA was flat, and APJC was down 3%.

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