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Cisco Stock Symbol: CSCO-Q

Notes:high tech hardware & fibre optics

Last Price Recorded: $32.0900 on 2017-06-23

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-06-15 COMMENT Richard Croft

He likes this stock. Has used it in his pools in terms of selling Put options against it, because it is one of those stocks that is normally relatively stable. He would consider writing a Put option out to September/October. The bottom line is, he is not wildly bullish on the company, but thinks it is probably not going to go a lot lower.


Price:
$31.580
Subject:
OPTION STRATEGIES & E.T.F.S
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-06-09 COMMENT David Dietze

He likes this here. This is a case of old tech which, a generation ago, turned up their nose at dividends, but have now got religion in terms of turning cash back to the owners of the company. Their dividend growth rate over the last 5-7 years has been one of the strongest of any stock in the Dow. The bad news is that as the tech industry continues to evolve, some of the old switches, etc. they are selling to telcos, are not in the same kind of demand that they were. Given the current valuation and its dividend, this is a good bet.


Price:
$31.370
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-06-07 PAST TOP PICK Kash Pashootan

(A Top Pick March 17/16. Up 17%.) Sold this recently. They are still undergoing a move from the traditional business, which is still making money, but they have been very aggressive in making acquisitions.


Price:
$31.610
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-06-02 DON'T BUY Don Vialoux

This has a very strong seasonality. There are 2 periods of seasonal strength. October through until January and April through until the middle of July. Recently, the stock has been in a trading range and broke a key support, establishing a downward trend, and is underperforming the market.


Price:
$31.980
Subject:
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS & SEASONAL INVESTING
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2017-05-31 HOLD Michael Simpson, CFA

A big leader on routers, switches, and also moving towards the Cloud and into security. The last quarter, the US hyper focused on growth, numbers were a little disappointing so it sold off. Feels this is great valuation. They have a lot of cash. If you are patient and a long-term holder, he would continue holding this.


Price:
$31.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-05-26 COMMENT Stan Wong

Valuations are getting slightly rich in terms of their PEG ratio. Their forward PE is trading at about 13X earnings. The growth rate has come down to 6%-7% or so. A little bit expensive relative to the higher growth type of names. (See Top Picks.)


Price:
$31.500
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE & ETFs
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-05-24 COMMENT Zachary Curry

A kind of “steady as she goes” company relating to Internet infrastructure. Don’t expect dramatic growth, but it pays a good dividend yield. Going forward, all the wireless, technology, routers and switches that are needed for the backbone will grow, but will be slower than in the past. Well-run company and great balance sheet, but you can find other companies exposed to the Internet that would be faster growing.


Price:
$31.490
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-05-19 DON'T BUY David Driscoll

There is a split right now in the technology space. If you think of Cisco, Intel, and even IBM, they are old legacy businesses and are starting to drop off the vine. It is commoditized and they are not making much money off of it. They are desperately hurrying into the tech side of the business. With this one, you are getting away from the set-top boxes, and getting into Cloud and other services. Everybody is up in the Cloud right now and you are starting to get commoditization on prices, which is not going to help this company over time. If they start to see a slowdown on their upscale business, then of course, with a slowdown in the hardware side, it is going to hurt. People are investing for the yield, and he thinks there are better tech stocks out there. 3.7% dividend yield.


Price:
$31.210
Subject:
GLOBAL
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-05-09 PAST TOP PICK Jennifer Radman

(A Top Pick May 24/16. Up 23%.) This company, throughout its history, has done a good job of changing with the times, and it is doing that now, morphing into services into more of a recurring venue business. There is still skepticism on whether they are big enough, and how long that transition is going to take. Feels that has been keeping a lid on the valuation. She feels there is more upside on this.


Price:
$33.900
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-05-08 WATCH Ross Healy

It has an interesting chart.  It has been banging up against 2.5 times book value for some time and has not been able to break out.  If it does, then it could have quite a run.  Over $35 you might get a decent move.  He is watching it quite closely.  It is close.


Price:
$34.290
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
BEARISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-05-05 COMMENT Darren Sissons

In the heyday of the 2000 timeframe this was a growth stock. We have ended up with 2.5 players, with the biggest opportunity in the developed markets. China is a huge market on the back of mobile growth, but thinks QUALCOMM is winning that. The opportunities for this company are in other markets, but he doesn’t think it has legs. A very cash rich story, so it could be a dividend growth story. If looking for a reasonable attractive valuation with a dividend that can grow over time, this is one to look at.


Price:
$34.390
Subject:
GLOBAL EQUITIES & TECHNOLOGY
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-05-04 BUY James Thorne

We are in the early stages of this theme and CSCO-Q is very well positioned.  Chinese preference for a North American vendor could be a real benefit to CSCO-Q.


Price:
$34.180
Subject:
US DIVIDEND
Bias:
BEARISH on RESOURCES
Owned:
Unknown
2017-04-20 COMMENT Lorne Zeiler

If you include the cash, this is quite a cheap stock. It is basically trading at about 16-17X earnings and the market cap is about $165 billion. People forget that there is $60 billion plus in cash sitting on the balance sheet. Even if you net out the debt of about $30 billion, you are taking the valuation down to about 13 or 14 times. Not including the debt, it is about 10 times. The growth profile is going to be low. The dividend is about 3% and there is a strong potential that you could see some special dividends, or an acquisition to drive growth. An attractive investment.


Price:
$32.830
Subject:
DIVIDEND STOCKS AND MACRO STRATEGIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-04-19 BUY on WEAKNESS Bruce Murray

A matured technology company. Their heavy growth days are behind them, but they own the market. They have enough money to go out and develop new products. The problem is that they own this market, so there is not a lot of growth, so they are under the pressure of new technology coming on cheaper. At this price, it is probably fine and you won’t lose money. If it were below $28, he would buy this again.


Price:
$32.650
Subject:
LARGE CAP GROWTH & DIVIDENDS
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-04-12 BUY on WEAKNESS John O'Connell, CFA

There is going to continue to be a lot of spending in the IT space. This is one of those companies that is very innovative. They provide a lot of important things. The “Internet of things” they talk about is a really big deal. This has a good strong balance sheet and a decent yield and they keep buying back stock. He worries about competitive threats. China is getting into this business as well. There are potential trade wars looming. The stronger US$ is hurting sales. He would rather buy this on weakness, down around $28.


Price:
$32.620
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
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