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Cisco Systems Earnings Preview For Aug, 2013

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Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

Background: At Cisco (CSCO) customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success.

 

Investors are looking forward to improving fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes on August 14, 2013 The consensus opinion is presently 51 cents a share, a progression of 4 cents (7.8%) from 47 cents during the corresponding period last year. The lowest analyst estimate this report is 50 cents per share, and the highest is 52 cents per share.

Cisco Systems distributes 68 cents a year in dividends for a yield of 2.6%.

Analysts as a whole like this company. Currently, Cisco Systems has 29 buy recommendations out of 42 analysts covering the company, along with 9 holds, and 4 rate it as a sell. New investors from a year ago are happy, and analysts rating this company a buy have called it correctly. The shares have moves higher 52% over the last 52 weeks. Analysts are calling for a price target of $26.05.
 

Short sellers are next to impossible to find. Short interest is so low I only include it to demonstrate the smart money is not betting against this company. 1% of the float is short based on the last reported numbers.
 

 

(CSCO)

(ALU)

(HPQ)

(JNPR)

Strong Buy

10

1

5

7

Moderate Buy

19

4

2

6

Hold

9

6

19

20

Strong Sell Ratings

4

1

7

2

Avg Analyst Price Target

$26.05

$2.53

$24.46

$21.77

Revenue

$48.60 billion

$18.89 billion

$111.40 billion

$4.61 billion

Est Low EPS

0.50

-0.13

0.78

0.29

Est High EPS

0.52

-0.05

0.93

0.32

1 Year Stock Price Change

52.21%

123.08%

37.51%

17.21%

 

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