Stock In Spotlight: Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)

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Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) closed its last session at $26.17. The stock traded within a range of $25.96 and $26.35. The company operates in the Technology sector with a market capitalization of 9.65 Million. Trading volume for Juniper Networks, Inc. was 6.83 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has an average volume of 5.6 Million.

Company Profile

Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company’s purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks’ portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world’s most demanding networks. Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo, NetScreen, NetScreen Technologies, the NetScreen logo, NetScreen-Global Pro, ScreenOS, and GigaScreen are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Analyst Views

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 5 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) touched its 1-Year High price of $30.96 on 05/02/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $23.87 on 10/25/17.

EPS & Financials

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.53/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.52/Share by a difference of $0.01. This showed a surprise of 1.9% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 24 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.26/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.29/share and a low EPS of $0.2/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.05 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.07 Billion and 1.02 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM volatility. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.14 Million. According to today’s trading volume Juniper Networks, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.2 Percent and Institutional ownership of 93.2 Percent. The return on assets stands at 3%, Return on Equity currently is 5.7% and the Return on Investment value is 9.2%.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) gross margin percentage stands at 61.1% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 8.2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 5.7 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.8% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.26 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -6.34 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -8.18 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 8.2%. The return on invested capital is at 9.2%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 9.07.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -6.34%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -8.18% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.