Cisco Showing Signs of Age?

Can Cisco sizzle? asks CNN/Money writer Paul La Monica.

Cisco is also starting to look more and more like a mature company. Growth in its core businesses of selling routers and switches is slowing and competition is increasing. There is no longer a palpable sense of excitement surrounding Cisco. The stock is perilously close to its 52-week low.

Given how big the company it has become, and how hard the telecom/networking market has become, it would be tough to expect a sizzling quarter from Cisco, when it reports results in a couple of hours. But don’t expect a disappointing results either.