Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] Is Currently -1.28 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?


Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE: JNPR] slipped around -0.36 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $27.71 at the close of the session, down -1.28%. The company report on July 26, 2022 that Juniper Networks Reports Preliminary Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results.

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Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today reported preliminary financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2022 and provided its outlook for the three months ending September 30, 2022.

Juniper Networks Inc. stock is now -22.40% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. JNPR Stock saw the intraday high of $27.99 and lowest of $26.20 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 38.14, which means current price is +5.76% above from all time high which was touched on 03/31/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 3.93M shares, JNPR reached a trading volume of 9765093 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $35.12 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Juniper Networks Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on July 20, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on July 14, 2022, representing the official price target for Juniper Networks Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $33, while Rosenblatt analysts kept a Neutral rating on JNPR stock. On July 13, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for JNPR shares from 34 to 27.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Juniper Networks Inc. is set at 0.83, with the Price to Sales ratio for JNPR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.89. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.09, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.96. Price to Free Cash Flow for JNPR in the course of the last twelve months was 27.21 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

How has JNPR stock performed recently?

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.87. With this latest performance, JNPR shares dropped by -5.01% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -12.09% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 0.25% 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 41.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 38.99, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 41.96 for Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 29.09, while it was recorded at 28.41 for the last single week of trading, and 32.15 for the last 200 days.

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]: Deeper insight into the 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 analysis for Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]

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%.

Insider trade positions for Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]

There are presently around $8,318 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 $1.05 billion in JNPR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $938.05 million 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 July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 259 institutional holders increased their position in Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE:JNPR] by around 28,174,733 shares. Additionally, 226 investors decreased positions by around 29,231,756 shares, while 67 investors held positions by with 242,787,784 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 300,194,273 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. JNPR stock had 79 new institutional investments in for a total of 12,134,156 shares, while 54 institutional investors sold positions of 2,927,398 shares during the same period.