Blackrock Advisors Lowers stake in Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Cisco Systems (CSCO) : Blackrock Advisors reduced its stake in Cisco Systems by 5.81% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 25,436,122 shares of Cisco Systems which is valued at $785,213,086 after selling 1,567,869 shares in Cisco Systems , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016.Cisco Systems makes up approximately 0.82% of Blackrock Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Edmond De Rothschild (europe) reduced its stake in CSCO by selling 17,030 shares or 22.62% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 58,255 shares of CSCO which is valued at $1,798,332. Cisco Systems makes up approx 0.87% of Edmond De Rothschild (europe)’s portfolio.Rathbone Brothers Plc boosted its stake in CSCO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 589 additional shares and now holds a total of 35,119 shares of Cisco Systems which is valued at $1,078,856. Cisco Systems makes up approx 0.06% of Rathbone Brothers Plc’s portfolio.Parsec Financial Management boosted its stake in CSCO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,183 additional shares and now holds a total of 653,349 shares of Cisco Systems which is valued at $19,946,745. Cisco Systems makes up approx 1.85% of Parsec Financial Management’s portfolio.Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in CSCO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,065 additional shares and now holds a total of 16,669 shares of Cisco Systems which is valued at $512,738. Cisco Systems makes up approx 0.14% of Financial Architects Inc’s portfolio.Swedbank boosted its stake in CSCO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 151,782 additional shares and now holds a total of 8,100,791 shares of Cisco Systems which is valued at $248,775,292. Cisco Systems makes up approx 2.01% of Swedbank’s portfolio.

Cisco Systems opened for trading at $30.37 and hit $30.65 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $30.52, with a gain of 0.13% or 0.04 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,51,31,345 shares. Company has a market cap of $153,507 M.

On the company’s financial health, Cisco Systems reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Aug 17, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.60. The company had revenue of $12638.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $12571.21 million. The company’s revenue was down -1.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.59 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Cisco Systems. Company shares were Reiterated by Jefferies on Aug 17, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 35 from a previous price target of $30.75 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 28, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 35 from a previous price target of $33 .Cisco Systems was Downgraded by Goldman to ” Neutral” on Jun 15, 2016.

Cisco System Inc. (Cisco) designs and sells lines of products provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world building the Internet. The Company is engaged in designing manufacturing and selling Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry and provides services associated with these products and their use. The Company operates its business through three segments: The Americas; Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific Japan and China (APJC). It groups its products and technologies into the various categories such as Switching Next-Generation Network (NGN) Routing Collaboration Service Provider Video Data Center Wireless Security and Other Products. In addition to its product offerings it provides a range of service offerings including technical support services and advanced services.

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