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January 14, 2013
10:33 EDTCSCOCisco rises after two analysts boost rating on shares
Cisco Systems (CSCO) is advancing after two analysts upgraded the stock in notes to investors earlier today. William Blair analyst Jason Ader upgraded the shares to Outperform from Market Perform. The company has taken several positive steps, including reducing its costs, instituting a dividend, and getting out of consumer businesses at which it did not excel, Ader wrote. Moreover, looming threats to Cisco's business will not emerge as quickly as previously expected, and the company should continue to execute well, the analyst added. Cisco's stock is relatively safe and inexpensive, Ader believes. Meanwhile, Robert W. Baird analyst Jayson Noland raised the stock to Outperform from Neutral. The firm's research indicates that Cisco is executing very well, Noland wrote. Like Ader, Noland believes that the company has been boosted by its restructuring efforts, while it's unlikely to be threatened by new software networking technologies in the near future. Noland identified Cisco as his favorite large cap stock for 2013, and he increased his price target on the shares to $25 from $21. In mid-morning trading, Cisco rose 30c, or 1.46%, to $20.78.
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January 29, 2015
07:27 EDTCSCOU.S. groups ask China to re-examine new cybersecurity rules, WSJ reports
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07:04 EDTCSCOChina implementing new requirements for some tech companies, NY Times says
China is forcing companies which sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to divulge secret source code and submit to audits, according to The New York Times. It is also requiring such companies to provide the government with access to hardware and software products, the newspaper indicated. Cisco (CSCO), Qualcomm (QCOM), and Microsoft (MSFT) have raised issues about accessing the Chinese market, while Apple (AAPL) is looking to increase its business in the country, the newspaper added. Reference Link
January 23, 2015
09:02 EDTCSCOA10 Networks announces collaboration with Cisco
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January 22, 2015
11:32 EDTCSCOF5 Networks plummets after Q2 outlook trails estimates
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08:57 EDTCSCOIxia slides after Oracle unveils Virtual Compute Appliance X5
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05:53 EDTCSCOCisco price target raised to $33 from $26 at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray raised its price target for Cisco to $33 saying it is more positive on shares after its 2015 survey of chief investment officers indicated managements expect to increase their budgets on Switching, Routing, WLAN and Security. Piper believes Cisco is well positioned for increased spending and reiterates an Overweight rating on the stock. The networking giant closed yesterday down 23c to $27.84.
January 21, 2015
18:27 EDTCSCOOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: eBay (EBAY), up 2.9%... United Rentals (URI), up 1.5%. ALSO HIGHER: Minerva (NERV), up 16.1% after reporting positive Phase 1 data with MIN-202... Endo (ENDP), up 3.1% after it was announced that Endo will replace Covidien in S&P 500 as of 1/26 close... Covidien (COV) is up 1%. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: F5 Networks (FFIV), down 15.8%... Xilinx (XLNX), down 6.1%... Discover Financial Services (DFS), down 3.3%... American Express (AXP), down 2.2%. ALSO LOWER: BioMarin (BMRN), down 2.5% after filing to sell 7.25M shares of common stock... Kinder Morgan (KMI), down 1.9% after announcing that it will acquire Hiland Partners for approximately $3B and reporting fourth quarter results... Cisco (CSCO), down 1.4% after Bloomberg reported that Oracle's (ORCL) Ellison said that Oracle's new Virtual Compute Appliance is cheaper than Cisco's product.
17:00 EDTCSCOCisco down 1.4% after Oracle's Ellison says VCA cheaper than Cisco product
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16:58 EDTCSCOOracle introduces Virtual Compute Appliance, Bloomberg reports
Oracle's (ORCL) Ellison says Virtual Compute Appliance is half the price of equivalent Cisco (CSCO) hardware, added Bloomberg, citing comments from an event at Oracle headquarters.

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