why Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $36.38


Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE: JNPR] closed the trading session at $29.58 on 06/09/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $29.57, while the highest price level was $30.25. The company report on June 8, 2022 that XL Axiata Partners with Juniper Networks to Accelerate the Rollout of 5G Services to Support Indonesia’s Digital Economy.

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Bolstered by Juniper’s MX Series Universal Routing Platforms and SRv6 implementation, the upgraded network will serve as the backbone for all existing and new 5G services launched by XL Axiata.

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced today that XL Axiata, one of the leading mobile telecommunications companies in Indonesia, will implement Juniper’s Segment Routing over IPv6 (SRv6) and MX Series Universal Routing Platforms to enhance its existing network infrastructure. With upgrades from Juniper, XL Axiata will have a stronger networking foundation to support the growing demand for 5G services and Indonesia’s burgeoning digital economy.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -17.17 percent and weekly performance of -5.10 percent. The stock has been moved at -8.79 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -4.86 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -11.04 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.43M shares, JNPR reached to a volume of 3067439 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 $36.38 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 2.60. 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.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Juniper Networks Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 12, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Loop Capital raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on February 14, 2022, representing the official price target for Juniper Networks Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $46, while KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts kept a Overweight rating on JNPR stock. On January 11, 2022, analysts increased their price target for JNPR shares from 22 to 40.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Juniper Networks Inc. is set at 0.87, 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 2.23, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.00. Price to Free Cash Flow for JNPR in the course of the last twelve months was 28.76 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

JNPR stock trade performance evaluation

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.10. With this latest performance, JNPR shares dropped by -4.86% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -8.79% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 2.25% 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 39.57, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.68 for Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 32.65, while it was recorded at 30.44 for the last single week of trading, and 32.14 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 +9.28 and a Gross Margin at +58.70. Juniper Networks Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.34.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 5.70, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.77.

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.

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

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 13.86%.

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $9,084 million, or 95.60% of JNPR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of JNPR stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 43,056,326, which is approximately -3.101% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 37,812,549 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.14 billion in JNPR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.02 billion in JNPR stock with ownership of nearly -1.193% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Juniper Networks Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 253 institutional holders increased their position in Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE:JNPR] by around 28,620,185 shares. Additionally, 225 investors decreased positions by around 30,112,081 shares, while 75 investors held positions by with 241,550,584 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 300,282,850 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. JNPR stock had 74 new institutional investments in for a total of 11,878,061 shares, while 49 institutional investors sold positions of 2,995,131 shares during the same period.