Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, networking giant Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Cisco's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Cisco facts 

Headquarters (Founded)

San Jose, Calif. (1984)

Market Cap

$87.65 Billion


Communications Equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$40.32 Billion


Chairman/CEO John Chambers

CFO Frank Calderoni

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)



Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR)

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)

CAPS Members Bullish on CSCO Also Bullish on:

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)


CAPS Members Bearish on CSCO Also Bearish on:

General Motors (NYSE:GM)


Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, fully 7,905 of the 8,331 members who have rated Cisco -- some 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include CAPS All-Star ValuePEG, who is ranked in the top 20% of our community, and PuntoBrain.

Late last month, ValuePEG pegged Cisco as a cash-rich bargain with a tantalizing tailwind in its favor: "1-year value play, Obama infrastructure, VOIP commitment/Nortel bankruptcy, huge cash reserves (currently 75% of book value?? $26-Billion = 25% more [cash] than Microsoft)."

In a pitch from three days earlier, PuntoBrain shares that sentiment and writes:

[Cisco] seems stodgy in many ways -- after all, routers and such are old hat aren't they? Yet this company has a dominant presence in its market, a unique culture -- thanks to its CEO -- and a lot of cash. Like a lot of big cap tech companies, their share price is beaten down but the company is unbowed. At current prices, a screaming buy.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Microsoft and Dell are Motley Fool Inside Value picks. Google is a recommendation of Rule Breakers. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.