NEW YORK -- Cisco Systems (CSCO - Get Report), the world's largest maker of computer networking equipment, is expected by Wall Street Wednesday to post fiscal second-quarter earnings of 48 cents a share on revenue of $12.1 billion.
Cisco reports after Wednesday's closing bell.
In the year-earlier quarter, Cisco earned $2.2 billion, or 40 cents a share, on revenue of $11.5 billion.
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