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Description:  John Chambers, chief executive officer of Cisco Systems Inc., discusses the company’s fiscal fourth-quarter profit, strategy and outlook. Profit, excluding some costs, was 40 cents a share, the San Jose, California-based company said yesterday. Analysts on average had predicted 38 cents, according to Bloomberg data. Chambers speaks with Betty Liu and Jon Erlichman on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Source: – video report

Date: 08/11/2011


Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the opinions presented in this report.
  • Do you agree with Jon Erlichman?
  • Is the stock performance justified?
  • Why is government spending so significant to Cisco?
  • Given current deficit, how is government spending likely to change?
  • What would you advise investors to do at this time?

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