2006: Tech winners and losers
A look at this years best and worst performing tech stocks in the S&P 500.
By Grace Wong, CNNMoney.com staff writer
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Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems (CSCO)
2006 price change: +59.2%

Cisco was definitely a growth stock again this year. Shares have rallied since August on solid earnings and upbeat forecasts from the tech bellwether. Growth has been driven by businesses upgrading their networks Cisco dominates the market for routers and switches, the equipment that helps direct traffic on the Internet as well as the companys push into other areas like home networking.

2007 outlook: Analysts are forecasting earnings to rise at a rate of 15 percent for the next few years not a bad growth rate for a mature company. Whether Cisco is able to keep up that pace will in part depend on how its foray into home networking plays out. It bought cable set-top box maker Scientific-Atlanta this year. And analysts expect Cisco to benefit as more consumers shift to Internet video and phone services.
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