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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $21.35, above its previous 52-week high of $21.34 with 24.6 million shares traded as of 1:41 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 37.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

Cisco Systems has a market cap of $111.44 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 6.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. 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.

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