|Bid||45.29 x 3000|
|Ask||45.34 x 3000|
|Day's Range||45.20 - 46.04|
|52 Week Range||40.25 - 58.26|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.20|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.03|
|Earnings Date||Feb 12, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.40 (3.07%)|
|1y Target Est||52.16|
The remote Orkney Islands off northeastern Scotland may seem an unlikely frontier for the future of connectivity, but alongside the Canary Wharf business district in London, they are one of just two testing grounds for a new technology that promises to streamline access to the internet. OpenRoaming, which has been developed by US network equipment maker Cisco, allows users to connect automatically to trusted WiFi providers without ever having to go through a login process, mirroring the kind of seamless connections that users take for granted as they move around mobile networks with their smartphones. Combined with the latest generation of wireless WiFi 6 tech and 5G phone coverage, the potential for superfast, uninterrupted internet access is huge.
Stocks rallied Thursday due to a familiar catalyst: positive trade talks. However, this time could be different because the U.S. and China have agreed, in principle, to Phase I of a trade deal. That accord now awaits President Donald Trump's signature.Source: Courtesy of Finviz * The S&P 500 surged 0.86% * The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 0.79% * The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.73% * In a case of a pleasant surprise, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) was one of best-performing names in the Dow today, adding an impressive 3.08%.In the first paragraph, the operative phrases are "in principle" and "awaits President Donald Trump's signature" because investors have been down this road before. Phase I of the trade deal should have been signed last month, but for a variety of reasons, that obviously didn't happen.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"U.S. negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China that now awaits President Donald Trump's approval, according to people briefed on the plans," reports Bloomberg. * The 10 Worst Dividend Stocks of the Decade Investors can and do have varying views on President Trump, and it is their right to do so, but regardless of one's opinion of his presidency, it's hard to argue against his shrewdness. Meaning, he's aware that we're almost in an election year and clouds created by a stormy relationship with China do more harm than good for his reelection prospects.Trump said in a tweet earlier today that both sides want the trade deal to happen. That's certainly encouraging and very likely why 25 of the Dow's 30 components were higher in late trading, one of the better ratios over the past several weeks. Bad News FirstGetting the bad news out of the way first, Boeing (NYSE:BA) was the worst offender on the Dow Jones today and the only one with a loss in the neighborhood of 1%. The company said today it has reached a $125 million with Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) regarding the grounding of the 737 MAX passenger jet, but as is often the case with news on that front, there's more to the story.The more likely culprit behind Boeing's Thursday woes was Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson saying the company is giving unrealistic timelines about when the 737 MAX will be flying again.Remember, it's the FAA's call, not Boeing's, about when the plane becomes flight-ready again. Apple SurpriseIt was surprising to see Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) scuffle on a day when positive trade news dominated the headlines, but the stock is higher by more than 3% this month and there was plenty of good news to go around today.Should President Trump quickly sign the trade deal, that means the tariffs set to go into effect on Sunday will be averted and that's positive for Apple.Those levies would have increased the price of already pricey iPhones, iPads and MacBooks by 15% at arguably the worst time of the year to raise prices on any consumer product. Cisco SurgeAs noted earlier, previously moribund Cisco was the Dow leader today on news the company is getting into the semiconductor and has already procured data-center operators, such as Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), as clients.Edward Jones upgraded Cisco to "buy" from "hold," adding to the stock's Thursday upside. Jumpin' JPMorganJPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) was competing with Cisco for top honors on the Dow Jones today as the largest domestic bank was flirting with gains of 3%.Tuesday after the bell, JPMorgan announced that it's making significant alterations to its wealth management businesses."JPMorgan will put its U.S. wealth management business for affluent clients, its network of financial advisors at Chase branches, and its new You Invest online brokerage all together in one unit. JPMorgan will keep its private bank for the ultra-wealthy separate," reports Barron's. Looking AheadThis is an ideal time of year to start considering sector bets for the new year and healthcare appears to merit evaluation. Today, each of the Dow's healthcare names, a group including Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), traded higher and it appears that some market observers are bullish on blue-chip pharmaceuticals names for 2020."For Major Pharma, we remain constructive on the group and see the potential for a recovery year in 2020 after the sector underperformed the broader market in 2019," said J.P. Morgan in a note out today. Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodaySpeaking of looking ahead, the current forecast for 2020 S&P 500 earnings per share (EPS) is pretty sturdy and implies some upside to come for stocks in the new year."For 2020, the bottom-up EPS estimate (which reflects an aggregation of the median EPS estimates for all of the companies in the index) is $178.57. If $178.57 is the final number for the year, it will mark a record-high EPS number for the index," notes FactSet research.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 10 Worst Dividend Stocks of the Decade * 7 Game-Changing Tech Stocks to Buy Now * 5 Chinese Stocks to Buy for the Big 2020 Rebound The post Dow Jones Today: A Trade Truce Is Reached, Hopefully, Maybe appeared first on InvestorPlace.
DOW UPDATE Led by strong returns for shares of Cisco and JPMorgan Chase, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Thursday afternoon. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 227 points, or 0.8%, higher, as shares of Cisco (CSCO) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) are contributing to the index's intraday rally.
DOW UPDATE Shares of Cisco and JPMorgan Chase are seeing strong returns Thursday morning, propelling the Dow Jones Industrial Average into positive territory. Shares of Cisco (CSCO) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally, as the Dow (DJIA) is trading 152 points, or 0.
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Starbucks staked out an early lead, as the Dow Jones today led the stock market higher ahead of a White House meeting on China trade issues.
DOW UPDATE Powered by positive growth for shares of Caterpillar and Cisco, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up Thursday morning. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 153 points (0.6%) higher, as shares of Caterpillar (CAT) and Cisco (CSCO) are contributing to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally.
Cisco (CSCO) ups its game in networking chip market with Silicon One Q100, putting Broadcom, Intel, Arista Networks, and Juniper Networks at risk.
Cisco's "Internet for the Future" launch is a massive development for the company, CEO Chuck Robbins told the Business Journal.
In a challenge to Broadcom and others, Cisco plans to sell a new switching/routing processor and license its routing software to other hardware makers.
(Bloomberg) -- SoftBank Vision Fund managing partner Praveen Akkiraju is stepping down from the behemoth investment vehicle to explore working with early stage startups in either an operational or investment role.Akkiraju joined SoftBank in April 2018 and was previously the chief executive officer of Viptela, a cloud software company that was acquired by Cisco Systems Inc. His departure was confirmed by a Vision Fund spokeswoman.Axios earlier reported Akkiraju’s exit. The outlet noted that Deep Nishar, a senior managing partner, will assume many of Akkiraju’s responsibilities including his board seat at Automation Anywhere. SoftBank’s Vision Fund invested $300 million in the San Jose, California-based robotic process automation company last November.SoftBank has raised roughly $2 billion for its second Vision Fund so it can start making new investments, people familiar with the matter said last month.Akkiraju’s departure follows the resignation of London-based Vision Fund partner David Thevenon.Akkiraju didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.(Updates with second Vision Fund details. A previous version of this story corrected the size of first fund in story link.)To contact the reporters on this story: Giles Turner in London at firstname.lastname@example.org;Gillian Tan in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alan Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org, Robin Ajello, Jillian WardFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Cisco Systems Inc. has started supplying switch chips to major data-center operators, including Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc., opening up a new avenue to win orders from some of its largest networking-equipment customers.Cisco Silicon 1 is a switch semiconductor that’s already being used by Microsoft and Facebook in crucial networking equipment, the companies said Wednesday at an event in San Francisco. San Jose, California-based Cisco is now offering the chips, which it says are the fastest in the industry, to all of its customers, regardless of whether they buy its networking machinery. Previously Cisco’s chips were only available as components of its machines.The shift toward standalone chip sales is another departure from the business model that made Cisco one of the biggest companies in the technology industry. Cisco’s expensive proprietary combinations of hardware and software make up the backbone of much of the internet and corporate networks, and these products generate the bulk of the company’s revenue. The new initiative has the potential to attract business from customers who want to build their own machines instead of buying whole packages. It also puts Cisco in direct competition with its suppliers, Intel Corp. and Broadcom Inc., which also make switch chips that the networking equipment maker uses in some of its products.“From today -- and this is something that some of you never thought we’d do -- some of our customers will buy our silicon and build their own products if that’s what they choose to do,” Chief Executive Officer Chuck Robbins said at the event. “We really want our customers to consume this technology in any way they want.”As the internet infrastructure business moves away from suppliers who provide all the needs through locked-down combinations of hardware and software, Robbins has been pushing Cisco to adapt by becoming a bigger supplier of networking services and software. On his watch, software has risen to provide about 11% of revenue. Hardware still generates more than half of sales.Cisco shares rose less than 1% to $44.24 at 2:02 p.m. in New York. The stock gained 1.8% this year through Tuesday’s close.The move into selling components is an attempt to win orders from the hyperscalers, such as Microsoft, Google and Amazon.com Inc.’s AWS, a group that has increasingly turned away from Cisco’s offerings and equipped their data centers with computers and networking gear designed in house. Those big cloud-computing vendors contribute as little as 2% of Cisco’s total sales, according to Raymond James analyst Simon Leopold.Switch chips perform the crucial function of deciding where packets of data should go in a network of computers. They are designed to handle that task at great speed, and only a few companies have been successful in the market. Broadcom is the biggest provider of this type of chip as an individual component and has as much as 80% share, Leopold said. Intel took a bigger interest in the market in June when it bought startup Barefoot Networks.Cisco’s new offering will combine the attributes of both switch and routing chips, the company said. It’ll be able to move data very quickly and still be programmable, carrying the ability to have its function changed. Routing, directing traffic among networks, is typically conducted by groups of chips that bring other attributes but are unable to direct data fast enough for modern internet traffic loads. One chip providing all of the functions will simplify the operation of networks by eliminating the need for different layers of software, Cisco executives said.Offering up what was previously guarded as a proprietary advantage shows a flexibility at Cisco that has been increasing as Robbins works to transform the company. Analysts predict the build-it-yourself approach to networking, pioneered by the large cloud-service operators, over time will be copied by companies looking to reduce the cost of their data-center spending. That corporate market is one of Cisco’s biggest sources of revenue.Cisco’s equipment, including its chips, is designed by the company and manufactured by a third party, which it hasn’t identified.The company also announced a new router machine at the event, designed to better serve as the backbone for new fifth generation, or 5G, cellular networks. The Cisco 8000 will be based on the new chip. The company also unveiled plans for products that will support faster data transmission speeds over fiber-optic cables. Like the rest of the networking industry, Cisco is positioning itself to be a main provider of equipment for the predicted surge in internet traffic and data created by the proliferation of mobile systems.(Updates with comment from Cisco CEO in the fourth paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Ian King in San Francisco at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
“Today is the moment when we enter a new phase of the Internet,” Jonathan Davidson, the senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s service provider business, said in a blog post.
Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.-owned Google have both dropped out of the top 10 of Glassdoor's annual Employees’ Choice Awards "best places to work" awards, a sharp decline for a pair of Silicon Valley giants that have long been known for their sky-high salaries and cushy employee perks. The No. 1 company on Glassdoor's list, released Wednesday and based on ratings from employees on the career website, is Cambridge, Massachusetts software maker HubSpot. The highest-ranked Bay Area company is DocuSign, Inc., at No. 3.
Many cybersecurity stocks enjoyed a big run this year. But shifts in corporate spending to cloud computing could determine winners in 2020 and beyond.
Cisco's senior vice presidents of global data center sales and customer transformation are leaving the networking giant.
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that earlier today its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per common share to be paid on January 22, 2020 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 3, 2020.