Blackrock Group Ltd buys $1,690,585,702 stake in Cisco Systems (CSCO)

Cisco Systems (CSCO) : Blackrock Group Ltd scooped up 349,182 additional shares in Cisco Systems during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 54,764,681 shares of Cisco Systems which is valued at $1,690,585,702.Cisco Systems makes up approximately 0.85% of Blackrock Group Ltd’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cambridge Trust Co boosted its stake in CSCO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 109,291 additional shares and now holds a total of 257,836 shares of Cisco Systems which is valued at $8,003,229. Cisco Systems makes up approx 0.59% of Cambridge Trust Co’s portfolio.Accident Compensation Corp boosted its stake in CSCO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 15,400 additional shares and now holds a total of 206,100 shares of Cisco Systems which is valued at $6,397,344. Cisco Systems makes up approx 1.69% of Accident Compensation Corp’s portfolio.True Private Wealth Advisors reduced its stake in CSCO by selling 2,055 shares or 9.66% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 19,229 shares of CSCO which is valued at $590,715. Cisco Systems makes up approx 0.19% of True Private Wealth Advisors’s portfolio.Leavell Investment Management reduced its stake in CSCO by selling 558 shares or 0.76% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 72,748 shares of CSCO which is valued at $2,228,271. Cisco Systems makes up approx 0.32% of Leavell Investment Management’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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