Cisco’s Q3 Profit, Revenue Top View (CSCO)

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Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems, Inc. ( CSCO ) late Wednesday posted fiscal third quarter earnings results that narrowly beat Wall Street's expectations.

The San Jose, CA-based company reported adjusted fiscal third quarter net income of 48 cents per share. Revenue rose 7% from last year to $11.6 billion.

On average, Wall Street analysts expected a slightly smaller profit of 47 cents per share, on slightly lower revenue of $11.58 billion.

Update: the company sees Q4 adj-EPS of 44-46 cents, which compares to the Street estimate of 49 cents.

Cisco shares closed slightly higher in Wednesday trading, but the stock was indicated lower following its after-the-bell earnings report.

The Bottom Line
Shares of Cisco Systems ( CSCO ) have a 1.70% dividend yield, based on today's closing stock price of $18.78. The stock has technical support in the $16-$17 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $20-$21 price levels.

Cisco Systems, Inc. ( CSCO ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

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