Best (And Worst) Tech Vendor Stocks Of 2011


22. Cisco Systems

Dec. 30, 2011: $18.08

Dec. 31, 2010: $20.23
Change: -10.6%

Cisco was a much leaner company at the end of 2011, having shed more than 13,000 employees and restructured and streamlined its sales and engineering units. Shareholders weren't impressed early in the year but shares gained more than $3 in the fourth quarter to almost eliminate its earlier fall.