What To Expect From Cisco's Earnings Outlook

Is it possible that comments from Cisco's John Chambers after the bell on Tuesday will trump the comments from the Fed?

Cisco is set to report earnings, and some analysts expect that the outlook could actually make or break the struggling technology sector.

Jon Najarian joined the Fast Money Five to provide a preview.

He sees the options action for Cisco as "moderately bullish" and believes that the street is betting on longer term upside for shares.

Guy Adami cautioned that if CEO John Chambers says something wrong in the outlook, the stock will trade back.

Jeff Macke followed that by saying "There's no way they are going to be optimistic, they are going to come out and say things are slow again".

Jon Najarian thinks Cisco may be cheap at the current levels, but his trade would be as a covered writer, aggressively, to take advantage of the volatility to sell into, anticipating a sideways direction for the stock going forward.

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