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Stocks Cisco Systems Inc

  • Stocks ended lower Wednesday, despite a late attempt at a recovery, as disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G, fueled concerns about the economic recovery.

  • Cisco Earnings

    Cisco shares jumped 19 percent on the quarter, mostly on the heels of CEO John Chambers' comments at the conclusion of the company's third quarter report that trends were suggesting something positive, or at least stable, in global IT spending.

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    As we have head into Cisco's earnings print tonight, the implied move int he options market has ticked up a bit from ~2.5% last last week to almost 5% which is a bit rich to the avgerage over the last 8qtrs of about 4%.

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    If Cisco meets analyst expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter, it'll report a nearly 20 percent plunge in sales and a 30 percent decline in profits. And that's the good news.

  • New concerns about the strength of the recovery stopped the bulls in their tracks on Wednesday. How should you protect profits, now?

  • Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

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    Stocks were lukewarm Wednesday following a disappointing jobs report from ADP and cautious outlook from Dow component P&G. Also: a Senate vote on extending the "Cash for Clunkers" program could happen as early as today. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

  • This market is hanging in there nicely and investors should go back to the "buy the dips" strategy, said Alan Valdes, vice president of Hilliard Lyons.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a slight rise Wednesday, despite a drop in shares for Dow component Procter & Gamble and a sharp rise in planned layoffs for July.

  • NYSE Traders

    Stocks are at a pivotal point that has some traders looking for a pullback but others afraid to be caught short.

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    As we first told you last week, investors are eager to hear from Cisco on Wednesday, a firm widely considered a barometer for corporate tech spending. What must you know?

  • Both the S&P and Dow edged higher on Tuesday after better-than-expected economic data further suggested a recovery was underway...

  • Jeff Layman, of BKD Wealth Advisors, and William Lefkowitz, of V-Finance, shared their best stock and sector plays for the dog days of summer.

  • The U.S. Dollar continues its slide, with the Dollar Index falling to its lowest levels since the end of September.  Capitalizing on this dollar weakness are commodities.

  • Nothing feels worse than having to leave a party, race home as fast as you can, only to miss snippets of that cable sensation "Options Action" (known within the industry as "The O/A").

  • Investors are eager to hear from Cisco on Wednesday, a firm widely considered a barometer for corporate tech spending. What will they reveal?

  • US markets hit the highest levels of 2009 enforcing a summer rally, and turned in the best July since 1989 for the Dow, and 1997 for the S&P and Nasdaq.  Additionally, July was the best monthly performance for the Dow since October, 2002, and April, 2009 for the S&P and Nasdaq.

  • If the market can hold onto its gains this will be the best July in 20 years for the Dow and the best month since October 2002. Now, what happens next month?

  • Bulls and bears are debating what the earnings season really indicates, but Robert Doll, vice chairman and CIO of global equities at BlackRock, is siding with the bulls.