Wall Street Analyst Upgrade Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]. What else is Wall St. saying

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Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE: JNPR] closed the trading session at $32.42 on 11/24/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $32.17, while the highest price level was $32.645. The company report on November 18, 2021 that Juniper Networks Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure for Second Consecutive Year, Furthest in Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

Juniper wired and wireless access driven by Mist AI also attained record bookings the past two consecutive quarters.


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Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that the company was named a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure for the second year in a row. In this new Magic Quadrant, Juniper Networks was positioned furthest among all vendors in “Completeness of Vision,” which evaluates vendors on their ability to convincingly articulate current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs and competitive forces. In addition, Juniper received recognition for “Ability to Execute,” which assesses vendors on the quality and efficacy of processes, systems and methods to positively impact revenue, retention and reputation.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 44.02 percent and weekly performance of 0.93 percent. The stock has been moved at 21.97 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 17.93 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 10.27 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.71M shares, JNPR reached to a volume of 5284673 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about 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 $28.76 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 3.00. 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.

MKM Partners have made an estimate for Juniper Networks Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on July 28, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wolfe Research raised their target price from $26 to $34. The new note on the price target was released on July 14, 2021, representing the official price target for Juniper Networks Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $24 to $28, while Barclays kept a Overweight rating on JNPR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Juniper Networks Inc. is set at 0.65, with the Price to Sales ratio for JNPR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.28. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.40, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.07. Price to Free Cash Flow for JNPR in the course of the last twelve months was 31.50 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

JNPR stock trade performance evaluation

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.93. With this latest performance, JNPR shares gained by 17.93% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 21.97% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 45.45% 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 71.87, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 73.94, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 69.09 for Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 29.55, while it was recorded at 32.35 for the last single week of trading, and 27.43 for the last 200 days.

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]: An insightful look at the core 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 1.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Juniper Networks Inc. posted 0.43/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.43/share. 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 9.35%.

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Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $9,811 million, or 95.50% of JNPR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of JNPR stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 45,877,993, which is approximately -1.737% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 37,068,374 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.2 billion in JNPR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.01 billion in JNPR stock with ownership of nearly 2.178% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Juniper Networks Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 193 institutional holders increased their position in Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE:JNPR] by around 20,489,129 shares. Additionally, 204 investors decreased positions by around 24,560,442 shares, while 69 investors held positions by with 258,408,408 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 303,457,979 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. JNPR stock had 47 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,841,002 shares, while 48 institutional investors sold positions of 10,106,429 shares during the same period.

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