Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) picked Co-founder and CEO of salesforce.com, Inc (NYSE:CRM) Marc Benioff and Chief Executive of Enduring Hydro LLC Kristina Johnson to company’s board.
The San Jose, California-based Cisco reported in a statement on Thursday that the appointments were effective Aug 1, 2012 and it brings the total number of directors to 14.
Shares of the Cisco have plunged 1% current year as Chief Executive Officer John Chambers works to overturn a slowdown in sales expansion and stem market-share losses. The extension in board follows Cisco’s March deal to acquire NDS Group Ltd for almost $5 billion, adding software used in next-generation video services as it drives into Internet-based cloud computing.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU) fell -3.45% to settle at $1.12, Ericsson (ADR) (NASDAQ:ERIC) moved down -0.75% to end at $9.25 while Polycom Inc (NASDAQ:PLCM) decreased -2.65% to finish on Thursday at $8.46.
Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) last session volume of 47.43 million shares was higher than its average volume of 40.63 million shares. The stock after opening at $15.80 hit high price of $16.11 and then closed at $15.74 by scoring -1.50%.
CSCO generated revenue of 45.57 billion in the following twelve months and earned $7.36 billion. The Company showed a positive 16.14% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 20.06%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 8.70%.
The CSCO past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1.85 and price to cash ratio remained +1.74. As far as the returns are concern, the CSCO return on equity was recorded as 14.93% and increased 10.27% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 8.34%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of +2.34% which was maintained for the month at -8.22%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -19.82% and for the year was +3.21% while the YTD performance remained at -11.92%.
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