Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Cisco Systems

(

CSCO

) as a post-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Cisco Systems as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • CSCO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $623.2 million.
  • CSCO is up 2.4% today from today's close.

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More details on CSCO:

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.9%. CSCO has a PE ratio of 15. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Cisco Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Cisco Systems has been 22.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $135.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. The stock has a beta of 1.20 and a short float of 0.9% with 1.98 days to cover. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Cisco Systems as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.40, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.03, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Communications Equipment industry and the overall market, CISCO SYSTEMS INC's return on equity significantly exceeds that of the industry average and is above that of the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for CISCO SYSTEMS INC is rather high; currently it is at 65.88%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 26.39% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $3,922.00 million or 36.03% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 24.01%.

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