NASDAQ:CSCO   Cisco Systems, Inc
Company Profile:

Cisco Systems, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of Internet Protocol based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: the Americas, EMEA, and APJC. Its product comprises of the following categories: Switches, Routers, Wireless, Network Management Interfaces and Modules, Optical Networking, Access Points, Outdoor and Industrial Access Points, Next-Generation Firewalls, Advanced Malware Protection, VPN Security Clients, Email, and Web Security. The company was founded by Sandra Lerner and Leonard Bosack on December 10, 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA. The listed name for CSCO is Cisco Systems, Inc. Common Stock (DE).

Financials (Comparison vs Microsoft )
Competitors: Zoom, Microsoft , Amazon Web Services

There are 7 things I compare when researching stocks. I make sure I find at least 2 strong competitors for the best analysis I can give! I only post 1 comparison for the sake of time.

1. Return on Investment Capital
2. Price to Book Ratio
3. Price to Earnings Ratio
4. Net Margin%
5. Return on Total Assets
6. Return on Equity
7. Earnings per Share

Company: Cisco
2020 22.84%
2021 21.33%
Company: Microsoft
2020 23.56%
2021 26.05%

2. P/B Ratio
Company: Cisco
2020 5.18
2021 4.30
Company: Microsoft
2020 13.02
2021 14.02

3. P/E Ratio
Company: Cisco
2020 17.20
2021 15.76
Company: Microsoft
2020 35.31
2021 36.04

4. Net Margin %
Company: Cisco
2020 22.75%
2021 18.22%
Company: Microsoft
2020 30.96%
2021 35.90%

5. Return on Total Assets
Company: Cisco
2020 11.64%
2021 11.16%
Company: Microsoft
2020 15.06%
2021 17.48%

6. ROE
Company: Cisco
2020 31.37%
2021 28.83%
Company: Microsoft
2020 35.31%
2021 42.70%

7. Diluted EPS (Recent Two Quarters)
Company: Cisco
Q4 0.62
Q1 0.51
Company: Microsoft
Q1 1.82
Q2 2.03

Fundamental Analysis

To keep things simple, I like this stock for a PUT due to their market competitors. They are in competition with some other big dogs in the industry who have better financials than Cisco in my opinion. After looking at their financials the main thing I noticed in comparison with Zoom and Microsoft was the NET MARGIN%. Cisco ranged from 22.75% to 18.22% while Microsoft (15.06 %to 17.48%). These were yearly comparisons and it tells me that Cisco isn't profiting as much as they could be compared to other market leaders.

Technical Analysis

Stochastic RSI: White line is above the green line which means price is overbought while also being in a resistance zone .

Fibonnaci: Ranged from the potential "Current Resistance Zone" to the "New Support Zone". I'm looking for a retracement of the previous low being $43.72. I'm expecting a retracement of anywhere between 30% and lower.

MacD Squatter: White line is still above the zero line but momentum is losing on smaller time frames.

Current Price:$ After Hours $49.50
Strike Price: $45.37 and lower if lucky.
Stop Loss: $55.11

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