Wolfe Research lifts Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE: JNPR] price surged by 1.92 percent to reach at $0.51. The company report on July 14, 2021 that CMC Networks® Selects Juniper Networks to Provide AI-Driven SD-WAN Solution to Support its Customers Internationally.

First for Africa, AI-Managed Service Delivers Unparalleled Performance, Reliability and Scale While Lowering Costs Even in the Most Remote Communities.

Juniper Networks, (NYSE: JNPR) a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that CMC Networks, a global service provider offering market-leading networking solutions, is the first Juniper partner to offer a managed AI-driven SD-WAN solution in Africa. A dynamic and self-optimizing network will deliver a superior experience to CMC’s customers, allowing them to easily modify their services, add new locations and spin up and down network speeds. Time-to-market is significantly reduced, enabling CMC to provision services faster.

A sum of 2774438 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 3.73M shares. Juniper Networks Inc. shares reached a high of $27.34 and dropped to a low of $26.60 until finishing in the latest session at $27.12.

The one-year JNPR stock forecast points to a potential downside of -4.07. The average equity rating for JNPR stock is currently 3.10, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for JNPR shares is $26.06 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on JNPR stock is a recommendation set at 3.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wolfe Research have made an estimate for Juniper Networks Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on July 14, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Barclays raised their target price from $24 to $28. The new note on the price target was released on January 14, 2021, representing the official price target for Juniper Networks Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $25, while JP Morgan analysts kept a Neutral rating on JNPR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Juniper Networks Inc. is set at 0.56, with the Price to Sales ratio for JNPR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.00. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.85. Price to Free Cash Flow for JNPR in the course of the last twelve months was 57.37 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

JNPR Stock Performance Analysis:

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.20. With this latest performance, JNPR shares gained by 0.71% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 10.65% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 13.33% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for JNPR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.71, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 44.68, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.64 for Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 27.27, while it was recorded at 27.49 for the last single week of trading, and 24.55 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Juniper Networks Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] shares currently have an operating margin of +10.03 and a Gross Margin at +58.73. Juniper Networks Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.80.

Return on Total Capital for JNPR is now 6.66, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.01. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 5.63, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.83. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 51.50. Additionally, JNPR Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 33.99, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.95. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 41.14, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 27.16.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] managed to generate an average of $25,910 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.82 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.49.Juniper Networks Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

JNPR Stock EPS

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for JNPR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Juniper Networks Inc. go to 7.79%.

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $8,214 million, or 96.60% of JNPR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of JNPR stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 47,391,847, which is approximately -0.17% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 36,975,950 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.0 billion in JNPR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $840.94 million in JNPR stock with ownership of nearly 5.14% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Juniper Networks Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 215 institutional holders increased their position in Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE:JNPR] by around 25,879,778 shares. Additionally, 209 investors decreased positions by around 27,743,527 shares, while 59 investors held positions by with 249,257,836 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 302,881,141 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. JNPR stock had 54 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,819,115 shares, while 51 institutional investors sold positions of 2,007,956 shares during the same period.

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