|Bid||167.16 x 800|
|Ask||167.20 x 900|
|Day's Range||165.55 - 168.35|
|52 Week Range||108.25 - 182.28|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.77|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||28.28|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.28 (1.37%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round," Jim Cramer said we're nearing a bottom in Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE: PLNT ). He would be careful and buy it slowly. Paysign Inc (NASDAQ: PAYS ) is a nice ...
Per IDC, the global smartphone market witnessing a relentless slump in 2019 is likely to turn around for good in 2020, courtesy of the 5G adoption.
Qualcomm (QCOM) will expand its 5G chip technology next year. Qualcomm will soon power the mid-priced smartphones with its 5G wireless data networks.
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Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI ) has received a $1 billion investment from Silver Lake, which will also settle its outstanding $800 million aggregate principal investment in Motorola Solutions one year ...
Motorola Solutions said it's received a $1 billion investment from Silver Lake and will settle its $800 million aggregate principal investment one year ahead of its maturity. Terms call for Silver Lake to buy 1.75% convertible notes due 2024 that will have an initial conversion price of $203.50 a share. Motorola Solutions will pay Silver Lake approximately $1.1 billion in cash and issue approximately 5.5 million shares to settle the $800 million note. Motorola said the new shares are fewer than the second quarter diluted share count that assumed settlement of the full premium for the 2020 Notes in shares.
On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report," Joe Terranova said that Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE: MSI) has organic growth. Stephen Weiss would hold Cloudera Inc (NYSE: CLDR). Brenda Vingiello said that Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) has a great organic growth story and for that reason, she thinks that it is worth hanging onto.
Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) has had a tough August. Shares are down over 17% in the past month, from an open of $56.69 on July 29 to $47.10 at the close Aug. 26. The earnings release on Aug. 15 met analyst expectations. But with next-quarter guidance projecting minimal growth, investors are having second thoughts on the future of CSCO stock.Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com With this in mind, is CSCO a buy? The stock trades at a fair valuation. But with geopolitical risks like the U.S.-China trade war and anticipated declines in share buybacks, it may be tough to find upside. Let's take a closer look at the present and future performance of Cisco stock. A Closer Look at Cisco StockAs mentioned above, CSCO announced earnings on Aug. 15. Sales for the quarter ending July 27 were up 6% year-over-year, with full-year revenue up 7% from the prior fiscal year. Revenue growth was driven by the company's Security (up 14%), Applications (up 11%) and Infrastructure (up 6%) units. Software-as-a-service style software subscriptions now make up 70% of total software revenue. But the company does not anticipate high growth in the next quarter. CSCO projects 0%-2% year-over-year revenue growth and earnings per share between $0.64-$0.69.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHow about the elephant in the room (the U.S.-China trade war)? Sales in China were down 25%. As the trade war continues to accelerate, revenue decline could continue. Any year-over-year decline in total revenue would materially impact Cisco stock. * 10 Companies Using AI to Grow In light of this, what positive catalysts are in the pipeline for CSCO stock? CSCO recently concluded a buyback plan initiated back in FY18. During that time frame, the company bought back $32.6 billion worth of Cisco stock. The company plans to continue to return capital to shareholders, albeit with a lower level of buybacks. The company plans to devote at least 50% of free cash flow to both share buybacks and dividends. Net of capital expenditures, the company has up to $14.9 billion a year in cash flow. Subtracting $6 billion per year in dividends, this leaves about $8.9 billion max for buybacks. Can Acquisitions Help CSCO Move the Needle?CSCO has $33.4 billion in cash on hand. With the company stepping off the gas pedal for buybacks, acquisitions could be their key to growth. The company announced a deal to buy Acacia Communications (NASDAQ:ACIA) in July. As InvestorPlace's James Brumley discussed Aug. 1, this proposed $2.6 billion deal solidifies CSCO as a 5G hardware supplier. Acacia's products help facilitate long-distance transfer of massive data loads.Once 5G reaches critical mass, CSCO will be in the thick of it, supplying hardware to keep the data flowing across the globe.CSCO has made additional bolt-on deals since 2018. As Brumley discussed, the company has acquired Sentryo, Singularity Networks and six other companies. These bolt-on deals take just a few billion, tops, to execute, leaving plenty of runway for CSCO to grow via mergers and acquisitions. But does the current Cisco stock valuation price in this opportunity?Let's take a look at how the stock's valuation stacks up to peers. Cisco Stock Is Undervalued to PeersCSCO stock currently trades at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 13.1. The company's current enterprise value/EBITDA ratio is 11.7. Here are the current valuation ratios of some of CSCO's closest peers: * Ciena (NYSE:CIEN): forward P/E of 16, EV/EBITDA of 13.4 * Motorola (NYSE:MSI): forward P/E of 20.1, EV/EBITDA of 17.3 * Nokia (NYSE:NOK): forward P/E of 12, EV/EBITDA of 9.5 * LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC): forward P/E of 15.8, EV/EBITDA of 11.1On a P/E basis, CSCO stock trades at a discount to the aforementioned peers. On an EV/EBITDA basis, Cisco stock trades in line with its larger peers NOK and ERIC. I believe this is a fair valuation for CSCO stock. While the company could jump start growth via its bolt-on acquisitions, the company's weak short-term guidance is a concern. Coupled with the China risk, I can see CSCO stock falling further. Other legacy tech companies such as Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and International Business Machine (NYSE:IBM) trade at forward P/E ratios around 10. I could easily see CSCO stock fall to that valuation level. The Bottom Line on Cisco StockThe China situation has taken a toll on Cisco stock. The company's China operations are just a small part of the business. But if sales continue to fall, the company will have a hard time even meeting its low-ball guidance next quarter. Relative to peers, Cisco stock trades at a fair valuation. But with the growth issues, I can easily see CSCO stock start to trade at a lower valuation.So what's the bottom line? Investors should wait out the China situation. Additional Chinese sales declines could push the stock further down. But long term, the company's mergers and acquisitions strategy could help resurrect growth as 5G becomes the standard. Wait for the trade war to reach its nadir before entering CSCO stock.As of this writing, Thomas Niel did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Companies Using AI to Grow * The 10 Biggest Winners From Second-Quarter Earnings * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks to Consider for Those Who Can Handle Risk The post Wait for the Trade War to Play Out Before Buying Cisco Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Verizon (VZ) is divesting the social media blogging site Tumblr for an undisclosed amount, while CenturyLink (CTL) beats on second-quarter 2019 earnings despite lower revenues year over year.
The products are likely to facilitate Motorola (MSI) to keep networks secure against cybersecurity threats through customized risk assessments and round-the-clock security monitoring.
Chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Gregory Q Brown (insider trades) sold 264,635 shares of MSI on 08/12/2019 at an average price of $176.8 a share. Continue reading...
EVP, Services & Software of Motorola Solutions Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Kelly S Mark (insider trades) sold 48,500 shares of MSI on 08/07/2019 at an average price of $171.47 a share. Continue reading...
Driven by strength in wireless business, Verizon (VZ) beats on second-quarter 2019 estimates, while Qualcomm (QCOM) surpasses third-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings estimates despite trade woes.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") downgraded CentralSquare Technologies, LLC's ("CentralSquare", formerly known as SuperMoose Borrower, LLC) Corporate Family Rating ("CFR") to Caa1 from B3, and Probability of Default rating ("PDR") to Caa1-PD from B3-PD. Moody's also downgraded the ratings on the company's first lien credit facilities to B3 from B2, as well as the ratings on CentralSquare's second lien term loan to Caa3 from Caa2. The rating downgrades are driven by CentralSquare's weaker than expected operating performance since the company was formed in September 2018, diminished liquidity, and Moody's expectations of softer than expected operating results and cash flows over the next 12 to 18 months.
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Corporate reports and conference calls have been swamped by talk of “total addressable market.” Don’t even think about mentioning profits.
Driven by a solid demand across land mobile radio products, services and software, Motorola (MSI) records higher revenues in second-quarter 2019.
Motorola (MSI) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 5.63% and 0.60%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
On today's episode of Free Lunch here at Zacks, which is back by popular demand, Associate Stock Strategist Ben Rains discusses the Federal Reserve's rate cut, U.S.-China trade talk updates, and much more.