Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] Stock trading around $26.11 per share: What’s Next?

Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE: JNPR] loss -2.14% on the last trading session, reaching $26.11 price per share at the time. The company report on September 29, 2022 that Japan’s National Institute of Informatics Deepens Partnership with Juniper Networks to Power its 400G SINET6 Academic Information Network.


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Juniper’s experience-first solutions lay the foundation for a secure, high-performance 400G network that connects 70 sites across Japan.

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced that they have been selected by the National Institute of Informatics (NII), the inter-university research institute in-charge of Japan’s nationwide academic information infrastructure, to upgrade its SINET6 academic information network to meet the diverse and complex needs of research and education institutions across the country and globally. With a secure, experience-first network powered by Juniper, SINET6 has achieved 400G connectivity, support for additional points of presence (POPs), added redundancy and enhanced security in its domestic network.

Juniper Networks Inc. represents 321.00 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $8.41 billion with the latest information. JNPR stock price has been found in the range of $25.86 to $26.46.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.56M shares, JNPR reached a trading volume of 2665828 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $32.94 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 2.80. 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 0.75, with the Price to Sales ratio for JNPR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.71. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.97, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.16.

Trading performance analysis for JNPR stock

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.84. With this latest performance, JNPR shares dropped by -9.72% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -30.52% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -7.93% 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 35.95, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 33.63, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.35 for Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 28.19, while it was recorded at 26.23 for the last single week of trading, and 31.56 for the last 200 days.

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

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 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.60.

Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

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 14.49%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Juniper Networks Inc. [JNPR]

There are presently around $7,796 million, or 94.90% of JNPR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of JNPR stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 40,734,258, which is approximately -5.393% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 38,486,626 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.0 billion in JNPR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $871.95 million in JNPR stock with ownership of nearly -1.35% 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 274 institutional holders increased their position in Juniper Networks Inc. [NYSE:JNPR] by around 24,167,535 shares. Additionally, 248 investors decreased positions by around 24,539,560 shares, while 58 investors held positions by with 249,883,831 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 298,590,926 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. JNPR stock had 81 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,508,515 shares, while 77 institutional investors sold positions of 4,204,345 shares during the same period.

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