March 21, 2018

Analyst Buzz: Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)

17 February 2017, 05:35 | Kevin Scott

Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a "sell" rating on shares of Juniper Networks in a research note on Thursday, October 20th. The stock has a market cap of $10.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.95 and a beta of 1.23. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.8. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 35,782,914 shares of the network equipment provider's stock valued at $804,758,000 after buying an additional 2,779,852 shares in the last quarter.

Many research firms have provided their ratings on Juniper Networks, Inc. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Juniper Networks in a research note on Monday, January 30th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 10,454,124 shares of the network equipment provider's stock valued at $251,526,000 after buying an additional 720,330 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FBN Securities reiterated a sector perform rating and issued a $28.00 price objective (up previously from $25.00) on shares of Juniper Networks in a report on Saturday, October 29th. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The mean PT for this stock is at $28.43 while the max. level suggested by the brokerage firms is $36.00 and min. PT is $20.00.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is worth US$10.54 Billion and has recently risen 0.29% to US$27.96. 3,705,579 shares of the company traded hands. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $29.21 on Dec 8, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $21.18 on Jul 6, 2016.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 26th. (NYSE:JNPR) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.66/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.63/Share by the difference of $0.03. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 12.6% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 9.3 percent. In a similar way, Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE:NLSN) last announced results for quarter ended on 31 Dec 2016, disclosing EPS of $0.62. Analysts forecast that Juniper Networks will post $2.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 1.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 27th. Juniper Networks's dividend payout ratio is 25.81%. Also, CEO Rami Rahim sold 45,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, November 18th.

17 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 514751 shares traded. The company's shares were closed at $27.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

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In related news, EVP Pradeep Sindhu sold 76,900 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, February 3rd. The lowest price the stock reached on 2/15/2017 was $27.81 and compares with the $21.17 52-week low. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock price is up +27.7% over the a year ago. The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 79.6 percent. The correct version of this piece of content can be read at Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors bought a new stake in Juniper Networks during the third quarter valued at approximately $120,000.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Juniper Networks, 13.5%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 6%.

Juniper Networks Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 26, 2017. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 6,867,599 shares of the network equipment provider's stock valued at $165,234,000 after buying an additional 554,302 shares during the period. FIL Ltd boosted its stake in Juniper Networks by 10.5% in the fourth quarter.

Juniper Networks, Inc designs, develops and sells products and services for high-performance networks to enable customers to build networks for their businesses.

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