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Cisco Systems earnings preview: can it beat forecasts this time?

An all-sessions stock on the IG platform, Cisco will be the trading opportunity after the close of the US markets tonight.

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Cisco earnings preview

Analysts anticipate earnings of 97 cents per share, 10 cents higher than the same quarter last year. Revenue is forecast to reach $14.40 billion. Last year revenue came in at $12.84bln.

Since Cisco's last report three months ago, shares have lost ground.

In February, the networking giant posted better-than-expected earnings and revenue, raising its full-year guidance, but its backlog increased as component supply remained an issue.

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Investment in India

Cisco Systems is due to report after the closing bell on Wall Street tonight. This stock is an all-session stock on the IG platform. It will open at nine o'clock this morning UK time.

Last week, Cisco announced a significant investment in India hoping that its new manufacturing operation will support demand in India and also globally. Cisco aims to drive over a billion dollars in combined exports and domestic production over the next few years. The company has been present in India since 1995.

The country is the group's largest R&D centre outside of the US and of course, we've been hearing a lot more about what's happening in India with the likes of Apple moving a lot of its manufacturing there as well. So India playing a big part in Cisco Systems.

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