Comments on: It’s time for Cisco to cough up shareholder cash http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ballantine http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/#comment-42177 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 00:01:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11717#comment-42177 I have owned Cisco for years. It is the best company in the world. I recommend buy up all of the shares you can at these bargain prices. Cisco is in the heart of the computer technology business especially with UCS. It will only continue to grow and prosper. Nader must see this and is bewildered that Mr. Chambers and company are not feeling that loyal shareholders like himself (15,000 shares) are entitled to a sizable dividend increase commensurate with the company’s vast free cash flow and improved business conditions. If Ralph Nader is making such recommendations, Cisco ought to capitalize on accepting his very prestigious opinion. In recent months and years, Cisco has been the victim of a lot of negative publicity from Wall Street analysts; it’s now time for them to rise to the occasion – a boost in the dividend would most certainly result in an enhanced business climate and do much to keep Cisco at the forefront of the networking industry.

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By: Ballantine http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/#comment-42176 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 23:30:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11717#comment-42176 I was a “Nader’s Raider” back in my prime years! He sure did great works in getting rid of the most dangerous car in the world – the Corvair! It is not such a bad idea to have him criticizing Cisco’s reluctance to offer a dividend increase. They only offer 8-cents per share and this is not right in the face of the compelling case Mr. Nader presents. Yes, if Cisco and Chambers do expect us shareholders to be loyal, they must strive to make our investments attractive to us. I think Chambers hanging onto buybacks as the way to increase shareholder value doesn’t hold water and so will soon cause investors to sell off. This is hardly the position Cisco needs to be in. They are right now in a position of getting their operations refocused into profitable business enterprises, and to have plenty of investors to do so must necessitate their providing substantial dividends to keep their shareholders happy. I think to have someone with the knowledge, concern and experience of a businessman, entrepreneur and former political candidate express his concerns accordingly should influence both Cisco as well as investors to be more favorably inclined to offer greater dividends. Indeed, Mr. Chambers ought to re-think his current assessment of shareholder’s enthusiasm by putting some cash on the table for our continuing support as well as increasing Cisco’s market share in the IT communications equipment industry.

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By: Ballantine http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/#comment-42175 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 19:59:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11717#comment-42175 Who could go wrong investing in Cisco. You have John Chambers running the show and Ralph Nader picking up the pieces that impede Cisco’s return to the glory days. I can’t for the life of me see what Cisco has to lose in offering a larger piece of the pie to shareholders. As the baby-boomer generation retires, this largest sector of the population might invest more of its money with Cisco if it knew they could get 3 to 5% return on their investment.

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By: mrearlyadopter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/#comment-41347 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 08:11:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11717#comment-41347 Nader has always had a knack for walking into a party and dumping a big one in the punch bowl. Thinking he’s making an important point, he just ends up damaging things. GM’s Corvair was not dangerous, but Ralph’s obsession with its peculiar rear suspension killed a small, innovative car with a future and helped ensure that Detroit would only build archaic dinosaurs. Yes, that’s the effect Nader had on the American car industry. And then we all know how he got W. Bush elected in 2000… Now he’s doing his best to put dents in one of the most solid tech companies in the country, just so he can fight his crazy windmills. I’m sorry, but this is throwing the baby out with the bath water, again.

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By: Greenspan2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/#comment-41329 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 03:18:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11717#comment-41329 So Nader thinks that he can raise his head to appeal for higher dividend payments in the the hopes that no one will remember his phoney third party Presidential run that was really intended to protect his stock investments. The comment that “Ralph Nader seems to have turned into a misguided demagogue” is several years too late. That’s what he’s always been and even his early, legitimate contributions to consumer protections cannot provide cover for his hypocritical self interests. Go away Ralph. You are a joke and no one takes you seriously.

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By: epeon http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/#comment-41323 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:15:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11717#comment-41323 I have watched Cisco for years. I have never bought and I never will. Frankly, they don’t care for stockholders and it shows. There are plenty of other companies to invest in that like their stockholders. Just sell.

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/#comment-41316 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:26:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11717#comment-41316 Ralph, 18,000 Cisco shares? Things are looking up since the Corvair days, eh? You go, dude.

A couple things. First, if Paul runs as an independent, can you do the same? We’d like the two centrist losers to have an even match, you know? You stuck it to Gore after that nutso Perot stuck it to Bush and we ended up with 16 years of bad presidents after each of those. A little patriotism, eh? Nowhere else in the world would have welcomed you like the USA. Time to give back. Sell a few Cisco shares and you can self-fund.

Enough politics.

That other nut, Jobs, on whose NeXT board that nut Perot was when he made his ’92 run, just before he said “oh wow, oh wow, oh wow,” promised to spend all of Apple’s $40 billion to kill Google because they did something or other bad to him. We don’t recall all the details, but that was the gist of it. If you own any Apple, could you maybe call the Reuters guys and tell them you want to do a Part II on this issue on Apple? Our hunch is their shareholders would vote for you. Their 40,000 American employees will too. Shame the other million live in China.

We’ll trash Cisco for you soon, in any event. Always happy to hear about the unpatriotic.

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By: LenicGB http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/#comment-41306 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:48:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11717#comment-41306 Great job bringing this to light Mr. Nader!!!

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By: ScottRH http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/01/30/its-time-for-cisco-to-cough-up-shareholder-cash/#comment-41305 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:44:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11717#comment-41305 Ralph Nader needs to take a deep breath and look at the wider effects of his harassing Cisco about shareholder value and cost-cutting. One of the outcomes of his harangues was not only the re-focusing of Cisco (which was necessary) but of a large layoff because Cisco’s profits-per-employee figure was lower that other “comparable” companies and, so, shareholders were not receiving full value. Looking at the larger picture, if those employees were still at the company, they would be earning salary, putting money back into the economy, and fueling the use of networks and the need for networking equipment. Wouldn’t suffering slightly lower profits be a reasonable sacrifice for long-term product-need and stability? Ralph Nader seems to have turned into a misguided demagogue who is trying to curry favor among investors at the expense of the employees who contribute to a company’s success.

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