Stocks to Watch: Cisco, Deere, Nvidia

NEW YORK -- Cisco Systems ( CSCO), 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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Analysts expect Deere ( DE) to post fiscal first-quarter earnings of $1.40 a share on revenue of $6.72 billion.


Nvidia ( NVDA), the graphics chipmaker, is expected by Wall Street to report fourth-quarter earnings of 24 cents a share.


Comcast ( CMCSA) reached a deal to buy the remaining 49% stake in NBCUniversal from General Electric ( GE) for $16.7 billion.

Comcast raised its quarterly dividend by 20% and reported an 18% increase in fourth-quarter earnings.

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Metlife ( MET) is expected by Wall Street to earn $1.18 a share in the fourth quarter.


WellPoint ( WLP), the health insurer, announced Tuesday that Joseph Swedish, a veteran hospital executive who has never run a public company, will become its next CEO.

Swedish comes from Trinity Health, where he was chief executive. He will replace interim CEO John Cannon on March 25.

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