May 29, 2017

A Technical Perspective On AMETEK, Inc. (AME), Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

19 May 2017, 10:27 | Melvin Schneider

The company posted an earnings surprise of 9.5%. (JNPR) is $30.77/share according to the consensus of analysts working on the stock, with an expected EPS of $0.54/share for the current quarter. The consensus recommendation for stock is 2.70.

Zacks offers analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations.

04/03/2017 - Juniper Networks, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Instinet. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has risen 6.00% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. Juniper Networks Inc now has $11.68B valuation.

Among 12 analysts covering L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. A rating of 3 would signify a consensus Hold recommendation. (NYSE:JNPR). Moreover, Aperio Gp Lc has 0.04% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. The median target of analyst views collected by Yahoo Finance was as much as $1.24 below JNPR's recent stock price.

The stock's 50 day moving average is 28.99 and its 200 day moving average is 27.90.

Standpoint Research "Downgrades" Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) in a research note issued to investors on 5/03/17 to Reduce. After $2.07 actual EPS reported by L3 Technologies Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.97% negative EPS growth. The firm had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.20 billion. The stock has a Return on Assets of 6.5 percent, Return on Investment of 9.2 percent and a Return on Equity of 12.6 percent. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 11.21 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.64, for a total value of $327,848.00. Equities analysts expect that Juniper Networks will post $2.23 earnings per share for the current year.

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COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This story was reported by Chaffey Breeze and is the property of of Chaffey Breeze. If you are reading this article on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. and global copyright & trademark laws. The legal version of this story can be read at Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 1st will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 30th. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. SINDHU PRADEEP sold $2.17M worth of stock or 76,200 shares. Shares are trading -14.54% below their 50-day moving average, and -21.89% below their 200-day moving average. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 40,773 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,245,615.15. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

In other Juniper Networks news, CEO Rami Rahim sold 10,700 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 12th. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed 5.71% and performed 14.20% over the last six months. The company moved in the past week with shift of -3.17%.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 22nd. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Juniper Networks by 2,310.0% in the first quarter. Trexquant Invest LP has invested 0.32% in Juniper Networks, Inc. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors purchased a new stake in shares of Juniper Networks during the third quarter valued at $120,000. Finally, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Juniper Networks by 7.8% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,550,103 shares of the network equipment provider's stock valued at $70,970,000 after buying an additional 1,386,626 shares during the last quarter.

Out of the important value indicator of stocks, EPS growth rate is most important and it will depend on the stock, the industry and the interest rates.

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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