Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Learn everything you need to know about Cisco Systems and find links to beginner-friendly guides that show you the best way to invest in it.
Updated: Mar 29, 2023

About Cisco Systems

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What is Cisco Systems?

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Cisco is a technology company that sells a range of hardware and software to power the internet. A lot of its telecommunications and networking equipment is linked to the cloud, and it designs the infrastructure to connect people and businesses around the world.

Cisco is a global company that operates all over the world. It was formed in 1984 and became a public company in 1990. It was one of the darlings of the first dot-com boom in the 1990s.

How does Cisco Systems make money?

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It makes money from selling hardware and software to build out its customers’ online networks and data centres. That includes basic infrastructure like routers and wireless systems, alongside subscription software.

In addition, it has a couple more business segments, which are currently smaller and generate less revenue. There’s segment based around developing technologies of the future, such as 5G, silicon, and optical networks, alongside ‘Collaboration’ software for hybrid work, which works on a subscription model.

What is Cisco Systems’s best selling product?

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It makes the majority of its revenue from its Secure, Agile Networks, which is the segment that includes all its core networking business, such as switching, routing, computing, and wireless products. North America is its largest market.

Who are the key executives at Cisco Systems?

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Charles Robbins is the chairman and CEO of Cisco. Here are some other senior figures in the leadership team.

  • Charles H. Robbins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • R. Scott Herren, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Maria Martinez, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Jeff Sharritts, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer and Partner Officer
  • Deborah L. Stahlkopf, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Where can I buy shares in Cisco Systems?

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You can buy Cisco Systems stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.

Are there any other ways to invest in Cisco Systems?

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The simplest way to invest in Cisco Systems is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.

Cisco Systems is part of the NASDAQ index, so you can invest in an ETF that tracks that index, or choose a tech ETF that lets you own a basket of related stocks from the same industry.

More about the CSCO price

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What is the Cisco Systems stock price today?

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The CSCO stock price today is currently $50.39, as of March 29 2023. The price of Cisco Systems is down 9.48% over the last year. You can use the live Cisco Systems stock chart to track the NASDAQ:CSCO price in real time above, or compare the Cisco Systems value today to its past performance using the Cisco Systems financials tab at the top of this page.

What is the 52-week low for Cisco Systems stock?

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The 52-week low for Cisco Systems stock is $38.60. CSCO stock is currently 28.32% above the 52-week low.

What is the 52-week high for Cisco Systems stock?

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The 52-week high for Cisco Systems stock is $56.94 CSCO stock is currently 9.81% below the 52-week high.

What is the stock forecast for Cisco Systems?

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The average Cisco Systems stock forecast has a price target of $56.00 by the end of 2023. Cisco Systems’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the amount of competition in the industry all influence these forecasts.

It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock.

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