Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) has earned a coveted four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cisco and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Jose, Calif. (1984)|
|Market Cap||$111.5 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$46.7 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO John ChambersPresident/COO Gary Moore|
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||16.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$45.0 billion / $16.3 billion|
|Competitors||Alcatel-Lucent SA (NYSE:ALU)Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)|
On CAPS, 95% of the 11,020 members who have rated Cisco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[Cisco] is cheap at 9x forward estimates vs. its five-year average of nearly 13x. Very strong balance sheet. The company has been cutting costs for years and finally seems poised for growth. Attractive dividend and even appears on the [Magic Formula] screen.
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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Cisco Systems.
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