John Chambers

9 CEOs Who Need to Be Fired

Last year, 24/7 Wall St. put together a list of CEOs who need to retire, basing its judgment on quarterly earnings, stock price, and innovation. Now, with most large public companies having reported their second quarter results, 24/7 is back with a list of nine CEOs who are performing so poorly that they ought to be removed immediately. Read on to find out who, and why.

A Big Opportunity in a Beaten-Down Cisco

Despite the pounding Cisco took after it lowered its guidance on Nov. 10, 32 Wall Street analysts still rate the stock a buy. Says one: "The key basic values in Cisco as a dominant player in technology are so compelling, that you can surely expect to be amply rewarded."

Why It Looks Like a Slow-Growth Market Ahead

Earnings season gave a lift to stocks, but now the market is focused again on the global economy and U.S. macroeconomic issues. FBN Securities' Cort Gwon says that even in a market like this one that's stuck in a trading range, investors can find ways to profit.

The Tech Sector May Be Getting Its Mojo Back

Cisco's positive earnings reflected a broader good news story among technology companies, which seem to be enjoying a recovery. During the second quarter, the networking gear maker's revenue climbed to $9.8 billion -- up 8% from the year-ago quarter. But will the tech rebound last?

Cisco Expected to Report Improved Sales

Cisco is expected to report positive sales growth Wednesday, buoyed by growing confidence in its core customer base of businesses and governments. The networking-gear maker's performance typically serves as a bellwether of spending on costly information technology infrastructure.