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) pushed the Computer Hardware industry higher today making it today's featured computer hardware winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Cisco Systems rose 25 cents (1.3%) to $20.11 on average volume. Throughout the day, 46.7 million shares of Cisco Systems exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 39.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.80-$20.14 after having opened the day at $19.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.86. Other companies within the Computer Hardware industry that increased today were:
), up 15.2%,
), up 12.6%,
), up 11.9%, and
), up 7.7%.
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Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industries worldwide. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $104.8 billion and is part of the technology sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Cisco Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.
- You can view the full Cisco Systems Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 18.4%,
), down 17.1%,
), down 9.1%, and
), down 6.9%, were all laggards within the computer hardware industry with
) being today's computer hardware industry laggard.
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