Cisco Stock: 11 Reasons To Question The Bull Case


  • In August, I published one of the few bear articles written on Cisco stock during the past 18 months.
  • I was curious why investors have been so bullish on Cisco even though the stock has performed poorly and the business has performed mediocre over this time.
  • In this article, I examine and respond to 11 general reasons bulls have given for rating CSCO stock buy over the past 3 months, and why I don’t find them compelling.
  • I also share a brief revaluation of the Cisco stock, and slightly move my rating for the stock from “Sell” to “Neutral”.

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About 3 months ago, on August 22nd, I published my first Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) article titled “3 Reasons I Continue To Avoid Cisco Stock“. In that article, I rated Cisco stock a “Sell” for three reasons: The 3-year revenue trend

Cisco Systems Stock return price
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CSCO stock return price
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Cisco Stock EPS history

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Cisco's dividend growth rate

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