The Best And Worst Tech Stocks Of 2012 (So Far)


Cisco Systems

CEO: John T. Chambers

June 29, 2012: $17.17

Dec. 31, 2011: $18.08
2012 Change: -5.0%

Cisco shares fell more than $2 on May 10 after its earnings came out and, like other companies, shares continued to fall throughout May and June. During the quarter, Cisco also revealed several major changes to its top-level executive team, including the pending departure of Ned Hooper, Cisco's chief strategist and M&A expert, and the granting of more power for Padmasree Warrior and Pankaj Patel, who currently co-lead Cisco's engineering units.