Cisco Systems - Market Review

Posted on 12/03/2012 by Evelyn Greenberg

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A record number of Cisco Systems call contracts were traded during the busy trading session. There were 3.9 call contracts traded for each put contract yielding a 0.26 put/call ratio where 25,856 put and 100,234 call contracts exchanged hands.

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A significant increase in the trading volume of a stock's option often is a precursor of movement by the underlying stock. In such instances, put/call Ratio can be used as an investor sentiment indicator, where a high ratio implies that the overall investor sentiment is bearish and a low put/call ratio implies that the sentiment is bullish.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry and provides services associated with these products and their use.

Cisco's current share price assumes inflationary growth and 8 points of margin deterioration over time. With nearly $5 per share in net cash and more than $1.60 per share in normalized free cash flow, downside risk is limited at current levels. Additionaly, The long-term demand outlook for carrier routers remains solid as voice, video, and data networks converge toward IP. As Internet traffic grows (by 50% or more per year, according to most estimates), demand for Cisco's networking gear will grow.

Cisco Systems opened at $19.00 and the stock price rose $0.12 (+0.64%) to $19.03 in the last trading session. CSCO is trading between the range of $18.95 - $19.16. To date, the stock has lost -0.05% within the last quarter.

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