Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Cisco Systems (CSCO) Higher

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 21.0 points (-0.1%) at 18,231 as of Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 115.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 365.1 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,481 issues advancing vs. 1,465 declining with 163 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), which is sporting a 51-cent gain (+1.8%) bringing the stock to $29.56. Volume for Cisco Systems currently sits at 18.3 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 25.6 million shares.

Cisco Systems has a market cap of $149.82 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.9%.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide.

TheStreet Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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