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Morning Alert: Cisco Systems hits 52-week high twelfth time in one month 18 January 2018 11:11 EST

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Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) hit a 52-week high of $US41.36 today for the 12th time in the past one month and last traded at $US41.08. Trading volume was 88% of average so far today.

SECTION 1: The past week

Current indications of bullish signals that support the trend in the unusual trading

1.1 At a glance

Weekly: Cisco Systems in its biggest weekly gain in 2 months January 17, 2018 16:00 EST

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), the NASDAQ's largest Computer Networks company by market cap, has increased $US1.29 (or 3.2%) in the past week to close at $US41.20. In the past week the shares have increased 3.2%, the biggest weekly gain since November 22, 2017. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 147.6 points (or 2.2%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 1.0%. The volume was 1.2 times average trading per week of 81.4 million shares. In the past week the market cap has risen $US6.4 billion.

SECTION 2: Technical indicators

Bullish:

The positive 1.0 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal (12-day minus 26-day Exponential Moving Averages). Both the 12-day and the 26-day EMA are rising - another bullish signal. In the past week, the stock's MACD has been positive in four days, a reinforcing bullish signal.

In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high twelve times and in the last three months twenty-three times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

The price lifted 2.4% in the last week and jumped 7.6% in the last month.

The present value of USD1,000 invested one year ago is $US1,451 [vs $US1,345 for the NASDAQ-100 Index], including a capital gain of $US390 and dividend reinvested of $US60. The total return to shareholders for 1 year is 45.1%.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Parity:

Price/Earnings of 21.6 [22.4]

Price/Sales of 4.2 [4.1]

Price to Book of 6 [6.1]

Dividend yield of 3.5% [3.2%]

Return on Equity 14.5% [13.7%]

Return on Assets 7.4% [7.0%]

Return on Capital Employed 12.9% [12.3%]

Undervaluation:

Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 4.7 is less than the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

Note

The stock has outperformed 79% of the NASDAQ market over the past 6 months.

Overbought/Bearish:

The 0.7% discount to 12-month high of $US41.36 against the 39.5% premium to 12-month low of $US29.44 suggests the climb might be peaking.

SECTION 3: Ranking

DescriptionValueRank In Market
MCap $US billion203.1In Top 1%
Price/MAP2001.22In Top Quartile
Today's Volatility %0.8In Top Quartile
52-week Range (in $US)29.4-41.4
1-month Range (in $US)37.9-41.4
RSI82.3Bearish

SECTION 4: Earnings

FY2017 Annual Report: Cisco Systems Net Profit down 10.5%

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) reported net profit for the year-ended 29 July 2017 of $US9.6b, down 10.5% from $US10.7b in the previous year.

Major changes compared with previous year:

Favourable Changes:

- Non-current debtors to Total Assets up from 3.4% to 3.6%

- Total Liabilities to EBITDA of 4.8 compares favourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of less than 5. However, it has deteriorated by 13.6% from the previous year's ratio of 4.2.

- Total Liabilities to Operating Cash Flow of 4.6 compares favourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of less than 4. However, it has deteriorated by 7.2% from the previous year's ratio of 4.3.

Unfavourable Changes:

- Net profit down 10.5% from $US10.7b to $US9.6b

- EPS down 10% from $US2.11 to $US1.9

- Interest cover down 24.1% from 20.1 to 15.3

- EBIT to total assets down from 11.2% to 10.1%

- Profit before tax to Sales down from 26.2% to 25.6%

- Sales and marketing expenses to Sales up from 20.1% to 20.7%

- Administration expenses to Sales up from 3.7% to 4.2%

- Current ratio down 4.1% from 3.2 to 3.0

- Working capital to total assets down from 44.2% to 43.2%

- Current Debtors to Total Assets down from 8.3% to 7.7%

Note:

- EBIT Margin steady at 27.4%

- Total revenue to total assets steady at 0.4

- Cost of Goods Sold to Sales down from 37.1% to 37%

- Tax expenses to Sales up from 4.4% to 5.6%

- Debt to Equity steady at 0.5

- Total liabilities to Total assets steady at 0.5

- Retained earnings to total assets steady at 16.1%

- Total current assets to Total Assets down from 64.7% to 64.5%

- Short-term investments to Total Assets down from 47.8% to 45.3%

- Intangibles to Total Assets up from 23.9% to 24.9%

- Net tangible assets per share steady at $US6.7

SECTION 5: Recent News of Cisco Systems

January 16: Cisco Systems (CSCO) issued new U.S. patent [9,870,537]

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Distributed learning in a computer network" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,870,537 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

In one embodiment, a first data set is received by a network device that is indicative of the statuses of a plurality of network devices when a type of network attack is not present.

January 16: Cisco Systems (CSCO) issued new U.S. patent [9,870,405]

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "System and method for evaluating results of a search query in a network environment" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,870,405 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

A method is provided in one example and includes receiving results of a search query initiated by a user and evaluating the received results in relation to a personal profile of the user.

January 16: Cisco Systems (CSCO) issued new U.S. patent [9,870,303]

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Monitoring and correlating a binary process in a distributed business transaction" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,870,303 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

A dynamic monitoring process begins with configuring a start and end method to be monitored.

January 16: Cisco Systems (CSCO) issued new U.S. patent [9,870,219]

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Mechanisms for performing switch upgrades using remote containers" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,870,219 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

Mechanisms for switch upgrades using remote containers.

January 16: Cisco Systems (CSCO) issued new U.S. patent [9,869,643]

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Masks that selectively attentuate radiation for inspection of printed circuit boards" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,869,643 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

Masks that selectively attenuate radiation for inspections of printed circuit boards (PCB) are disclosed.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (O:CSCO)

ISIN: US17275R1023

PermID: 4295905952

CIK: 858877

CUSIP: 17275R102

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