CSCO : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. 3 Questions for Cisco Before Its Earnings Call

    November 12, 2015
    Cisco reports earnings after market close. Here are some questions that the networking giant needs to answer.
  2. 2 Wins for The Cisco-Ericsson Partnership

    November 10, 2015
    Not much is known about Cisco's partnership with China. But, here are two areas where the partnership could be a winning ...
  3. Best Teleconference Software For Small Businesses

    October 30, 2015
    Here's a look at some teleconferencing software and apps that could suit a number of small business requirements.
  4. Cisco at It Again: Makes Its Third Deal in a Week

    October 29, 2015
    The acquisition spree began on Oct. 26 when Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) acquired privately held, Germany-based Internet of Things ...
  5. Cisco Expands Its Security Reach With Acquisition

    October 27, 2015
    As the world around us becomes more digitized, thanks to the number of mobile devices and the advent of the Internet of ...
  6. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Cisco Stock

    October 27, 2015
    Learn about the biggest risks facing Cisco's stock, the challenges the company faces to return to growth and how it will ...
  7. Cisco Opts for Partnership to Boost China Sales

    September 24, 2015
    It's no secret that China prefers its home-grown companies do the heavy lifting when it comes to building out its technology ...
  8. These S&P 500 Companies Hold the Most Cash

    September 18, 2015
    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  9. Cisco Acts Fast to Plug Data Security Holes

    September 15, 2015
    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has seen tepid share performance since announcing fiscal 2015 fourth quarter earnings on August 12. ...
  10. Investing in the Inner Workings of the Internet

    September 7, 2015
    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
  11. 4 Networking Stocks that You Must Own

    September 3, 2015
    Understand how networking stocks fit into the technology sector. Learn about four leading networking companies that investors ...
  12. Cisco Shares Jump on Fourth Quarter Earnings

    August 13, 2015
    With all of three weeks under his belt, new Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) CEO Chuck Robbins hosted his first quarterly earnings call ...
  13. Cisco Sheds Set-Top Box Unit for $600 Million

    July 24, 2015
    Shortly after Chuck Robbins was chosen as the successor to longtime CEO John Chambers, he wasted little time in putting ...
  14. Google: Surging At An All Time High

    July 21, 2015
    Google's one-day rally by 16 percent has taken the stock to its all time high. Do the financials back it?
  15. Cisco Makes Another Strategic Acquisition

    July 10, 2015
    When former Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) CEO John Chambers and incumbent chief Chuck Robbins announced fiscal 2015 third quarter ...
  16. Cisco to Invest $10 Billion in China

    July 7, 2015
    Networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) recently pledged to invest over $10 billion in China over the next few years in a ...
  17. Why Cisco Bought OpenDNS for $635 Million

    July 3, 2015
    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) recently agreed to buy network security firm OpenDNS for $635 million in cash. OpenDNS hosts a cloud ...
  18. Cisco Bets $10 Billion on China Turnaround

    June 19, 2015
    Networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has had a lot of trouble in China over the past couple of years. The NSA spying scandal ...
  19. Is Cisco Stock a Buy?

    June 12, 2015
    Shares of networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) have risen by about 70% over the past three years, rewarding investors who ...
  20. 3 Key Numbers Cisco Investors Need to Know

    June 3, 2015
    Networking giant Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has emerged from a difficult period in its history. After suffering from sales ...
  21. Invest In Cyber Security With These Stocks

    May 28, 2015
    Learn about some amazing cyber security plays in this hot sector.
  22. 5 Things Cisco's Management Wants You to Know

    May 27, 2015
    Networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) beat analyst expectations with fiscal-third-quarter earnings released earlier this ...
  23. 3 Key Takeaways From Cisco's Earnings

    May 20, 2015
    Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported its fiscal-third-quarter earnings last week, beating analyst estimates for both earnings ...
  24. Cisco Earnings Preview: Building Momentum

    May 11, 2015
    Networking giant Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is scheduled to report its third-quarter earnings after market close on May ...
  25. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    March 31, 2015
    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  26. A Close Look at Cisco's Dividend Potential

    March 30, 2015
    Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been regarded as an excellent dividend stock holding for investors looking for income. ...
  27. 3 Reasons to Consider Buying Cisco Stock

    March 24, 2015
    With shares of networking giant Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) up 30% over the past year, it may seem the opportunity to invest ...
  28. What’s The Highest Dividend-Paying Tech Stock?

    February 27, 2015
    Technology stocks tended not to pay dividends, preferring to reinvest available capital back into their respective businesses ...
  29. The 4 Key Traits Of A World-Class Stock

    February 25, 2015
    I recently returned from a week of travels along the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The sights were unbelievable... but the ...
  30. In The Week Ahead: 2 Reasons The Market Could Move Higher

    February 22, 2015
    All major U.S. indices closed higher for the third consecutive week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 1.4% ...
  31. An Insider Look At The Top 10 Stocks For 2015

    January 16, 2015
    Without a doubt, our annual list of Top 10 Stocks is one of our most popular pieces of research to date. This list has helped ...
  32. Just Released: Our Top 10 Stocks For 2015

    January 16, 2015
    Without a doubt, our annual list of Top 10 Stocks is one of our most popular pieces of research to date. This list has helped ...
  33. The Internet Of Things In 2015

    January 9, 2015
    By now, the internet has made its way into nearly all of our homes and via mobile devices into our pockets. Technology think-tank ...
  34. Invest Like A Modern Day Rockefeller

    December 8, 2014
  35. Who are Intel's (INTC) main competitors?

    December 1, 2014
    Explore Intel's many competitors in its six operating segments. Explore different niche companies and companies that compete ...
  36. In The Week Ahead: This Stock's Breakout Signals More Gains Ahead ...

    November 16, 2014
  37. All Quiet On The Market Front: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Virtually ...

    November 12, 2014
  38. Why Cisco Systems Is Virtually Unavoidable

    September 17, 2014
    Chances are you've used a Cisco Systems product today and you don't even know it. Here's how.
  39. Could These Buyback Powerhouses Soar By Triple-Digits Again?

    September 2, 2014
    Corporate America has been getting creative with how they reward shareholders. It's something that will keep happening ...
  40. 4 Stocks With The Fastest Dividend Growth On The Market

    August 26, 2014
    Once upon a time, high dividend yields were plentiful... so much so that they may have been taken for granted. And now, the ...
  41. A 16.6% Yield From One Of The Largest Cash-Hoarding Companies ...

    August 19, 2014
    December 2, 2004 was a pretty good day for Steve Ballmer. On that day, the 49-year-old CEO of Microsoft received a dividend ...
  42. A Billionaire Activist Could Spark This Bargain Stock To 30% ...

    August 4, 2014
    Today, one of the best places for value investors is technology. This comes as the share prices of some dot-com-era companies ...
  43. Top Stocks High-Frequency Traders (HFTs) Pick

    June 2, 2014
    High-frequency trading (HFT) firms make money by exploiting inefficiencies in the pricing of shares quoted on several exchanges ...
  44. Do Weak Growth And New Challenges Make Cisco A Value Trap?

    May 7, 2014
    A frustrating reality of tech investing is that there's really no competition between growth and value. Absent growth, value ...
  45. The Only Tech Stocks Worth Buying Today

    May 2, 2014
    The second "dot-com" bubble is collapsing. Here's what you need to know... Unless you were living under a rock in 2001, ...
  46. This Well-Known Company Could Pay A 40% Dividend Yield

    March 14, 2014
    Just a few years ago, a select group of companies started doing something extraordinary... They created a "Dividend ...
  47. Forget Google -- This Is The Best Stock For The Internet's Next ...

    March 13, 2014
    You have to have some sympathy for the executives at San Jose, Calif.-based Echelon Corp. (Nasdaq: ELON). They've been ...
  48. 3 Stocks To Sell Before The Next Meltdown

    November 19, 2013
    The major indices keep hitting new all-time highs, and as a trader, that makes life pretty easy. Basically, you have a bullish ...
  49. This Simple Tool Could Save Your Portfolio

    November 18, 2013
    Last week, stock prices reacted to the news. Stock picking could become more important as the market reaches new highs, and ...
  50. How Much Exposure to Technology Stocks Should You Have?

    November 12, 2013
    How Much of a Technology-Stocks Exposure Should You Have in your portfolio? Every investor is totally different, in many ...
  51. Short Sellers Pile On Applied Materials and STMicroelectronics ...

    October 26, 2013
    Among the leading semiconductor stocks, Applied Materials (NASDAQ: STM) saw the most significant rises in short interest ...
  52. Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  53. Ciena On A Roll With Carrier Spending Picking Up

    September 4, 2013
    100G deployments are starting to drive the equipment market, putting Ciena back on a growth trajectory.
  54. Another Beat And Raise Highlights Avago's Quality

    August 28, 2013
    Avago's market share strength shouldn't be underestimated
  55. Aruba Networks Digs In For The Long War

    August 23, 2013
    Aruba is going to have to surrender margin to boost growth in the face of competition from Cisco.
  56. Red Hat And Other Software Stocks That May Beat Revenue Estimates ...

    August 22, 2013
    Analysts at Lazard believe software makers Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: RHT) are well positioned to benefit from strong government ...
  57. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  58. If Alcatel Can Keep This Up, The Turnaround Can Work

    July 31, 2013
    Alcatel's latest turnaround is off to a good start, and stronger edge routing and 100G should help.
  59. Markets Playing Tetherball With F5 Networks

    July 29, 2013
    Even after a big beat, F5 doesn't look fairly valued yet.
  60. Is This The Turn For Check Point?

    July 18, 2013
    Check Point may have bottomed out with its product revenue growth, and the shares still seem cheap on a cash flow basis.
  61. Finisar Perking Up On Datacom, With Telecom (Hopefully) On The ...

    June 20, 2013
    Finisar is seeing a solid datacom upgrade cycle, and a telecom recovery should boost sales further.
  62. With So Many Sluggish Markets, There's Little Jabil Can Do For ...

    June 20, 2013
    Jabil's time to shine is still a little ways off
  63. Will A New Alcatel-Lucent Plan Lead To Better Results?

    June 19, 2013
    Alcatel-Lucent's new plan sounds good, but the planning will be the easy part.
  64. Ciena And Carrier Spending – They're Baaa-aaack

    June 6, 2013
    Ciena's strong revenue and margin numbers for the quarter may be the beginning of a major new cycle.
  65. LSI Looks Too Cheap, But Only If You're A Believer

    June 3, 2013
    LSI has the opportunity to leverage flash technology into a higher stock price
  66. Riverbed Technology Waiting On Synergies And Performance Management ...

    June 3, 2013
    Riverbed's efforts to expand its addressable market hold significant promise relative to today's valuation.
  67. F5 Networks On Its Heels, But Hasn't Fallen Down Yet

    June 3, 2013
    F5 has work to do in convincing the Street that it can be a real growth company again
  68. Avago's Beat-And-Raise Speaks To A Strong Story

    May 30, 2013
    Avago's strong market share and multiple product opportunities make it an appealing stock today.
  69. NetApp Is Probably Cheap, But The Headwinds Aren't Going Away

    May 22, 2013
    NetApp is suffering from the wider tech malaise, but the company appears to have established itself as the clear #2 player ...
  70. Fear Of Cisco Leads The Market To Abandon Aruba Networks

    May 17, 2013
    The spectre of share loss to Cisco has become real.
  71. Brocade's Uncertain New Direction

    May 17, 2013
    Brocade badly needs to prove that it can grow again.
  72. After The Hurricane, Is It Safe To Visit Aruba Networks?

    May 9, 2013
    After a big quarterly miss, can investors afford to trust the long-term opportunity at Aruba?
  73. Check Point Software Could Be A Second-Half Rebounder

    May 6, 2013
    If Check Point can reignite growth, the stock is much too cheap.
  74. Alcatel-Lucent Looking At A Long Road, But Not Starting From ...

    April 29, 2013
    Alcatel-Lucent has a long road back, but the IP keeps the company in the game.
  75. Fortinet Stumbles, Making Tech Investors Very Insecure

    April 11, 2013
    Does Fortinet's warning bode poorly for other IT companies?
  76. F5 Networks Takes Another Whirl In The Tech Spin-Cycle

    April 5, 2013
    F5's guidance adds more fuel to the tech bear bonfire.
  77. Riptides At Riverbed Technology

    February 13, 2013
    If Riverbed can produce a double-digit long-term free cash flow growth rate, fair value today is in the high $20s.
  78. Oracle Adds Some Surprising Hardware Assets In Acme Packet

    February 6, 2013
    Oracle is looking to acquire session border controller specialist Acme Packet.
  79. This Company Could Pay a 45% Dividend Yield

    February 4, 2013
    In 2009, a select group of companies started doing something extraordinary... They created a "Dividend Vault" with billions ...
  80. A Solid Showing Shores Up Fortinet

    February 1, 2013
    Fortinet comes through when it really mattered.
  81. New Products, Recovering Markets Should Help Juniper In 2013

    January 29, 2013
    With the release of new products, is Juniper finally about to see its rebound?
  82. Get Ready to Profit From the "Dot-Com Boom 2.0"

    January 11, 2013
    When CERN released the World Wide Web in 1991, few thought it would amount to much. In fact, noted Author and Astronomer ...
  83. Revealed: StreetAuthority's Best Stock Picks of 2012

    January 7, 2013
    Last Monday, I asked each of the StreetAuthority stock market strategists to put into writing their assessments of the year ...
  84. New Products Could Spark Aruba Networks In 2013

    January 2, 2013
    Can new products give Aruba a bigger piece of the growing WLAN market?
  85. Jabil Likely Still In A Holding Pattern

    December 21, 2012
    Jabil is doing okay, but weak OEM demand is a concern.
  86. Google Transforms ARRIS

    December 20, 2012
    In buying Motorla Home, ARRIS will never be the same again.
  87. Is Alcatel-Lucent Playing Its Last Cards?

    December 12, 2012
    Alcatel's patents are valuable, but maybe the last asset of real value left.
  88. Is Avago Preparing To Pop In 2013?

    November 30, 2012
    Avago is prospering with big wins at Apple and Samsung.
  89. Hewlett-Packard Hits Bottom, Finds A Shovel

    November 27, 2012
    Ongoing share losses and an embarrassing writedown just keep the bad news flowing for HP.
  90. Can Brocade Get Any Benefit Of The Doubt?

    November 20, 2012
    Brocade's execution has improved, but the valuation has not. And despite its sustained long-term revenue growth, the company ...
  91. Cisco Pays Dearly For Meraki

    November 20, 2012
    Cisco's paying a steep price for more SDN capability.
  92. NetApp Handling This Rough Patch Relatively Well

    November 15, 2012
    NetApp delivered a welcome solid quarter in a tough market.
  93. The Negotiator Makes A Buy, RIMM Trys To Save Itself And Your ...

    November 14, 2012
    With President Obama winning a second term, analysts expect big things out of the tech sector.
  94. Riverbed Pays Up For Its Next Shot At Growth

    October 30, 2012
    Riverbed is paying up to boost its growth rate.
  95. Is There Hope For HP?

    October 25, 2012
    HP is trying another turnaround, but can they do it in time and properly?
  96. Fusion-io Grows When Others Can't

    October 25, 2012
    Fusion-io delivered solid growth, but investors seem more worried about guidance than long-term potential.
  97. Growth Investors Turn Insecure About Fortinet's Growth

    October 17, 2012
    Fortinet's only real failure was that the company did not exceed expectations as much as it did before.
  98. Is Telecom The Next Squabbling Ground For The U.S. And China?

    October 9, 2012
    Are the U.S. government's worries about security fair or just a way of stirring up the voters?
  99. Ubiquiti Networks - Definitely Different, But With Uncertain ...

    October 4, 2012
    Ubiquiti's model is clearly different, but not necessarily better.
  100. Technology Stocks Aren't Just For Growth Anymore

    October 3, 2012
    Despite its go-go glory days, the technology sector is maturing into a dividend hunter's paradise. Payouts are on the rise ...
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