Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 12/14/2017 – Juniper Networks is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They set a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 12/7/2017 – Juniper Networks was given a new $31.00 price target on by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc.. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 11/30/2017 – Juniper Networks had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/30/2017 – Juniper Networks was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 11/14/2017 – Juniper Networks is now covered by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They set a “market perform” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/27/2017 – Juniper Networks had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen Inc. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Juniper Networks had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at William Blair.
  • 10/25/2017 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $28.00 to $25.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from $32.00 to $28.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at Bank of America Corp from $30.00 to $28.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at Nomura from $27.00 to $26.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at UBS AG from $28.00 to $26.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $31.00 to $29.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/25/2017 – Juniper Networks had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $28.00. They wrote, “We aren’t bullish on overall fundamentals looking out into C18 but we expect the company will cost reduce to support EPS if revenue continues to disappoint. FQ3 results. Revenue/non-GAAP EPS of $1,258 million/$0.55 was in line with the company‚Äôs October 12 pre-announcement.””
  • 10/18/2017 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at Bank of America Corp from $31.00 to $30.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 10/17/2017 – Juniper Networks was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 10/16/2017 – Juniper Networks was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Juniper lowered third-quarter 2017 revenue and earnings estimates citing weak sales in the cloud computing segment. The company is facing significant pricing pressure amid intensifying competition in the network equipment market. Moreover, as stated by management, Juniper’s expansion into low-margin Asia-Pacific market negatively impacted customer mix. Further, growing proportion of low-margin switch business in the product mix as compared with high-margin router business is a headwind for gross margin expansion. Additionally, higher DRAM memory prices are expected to hurt gross margin in the rest of 2017. Notably, the stock has underperformed the industry it belongs to. Nevertheless, frequent product launches, cost reduction initiatives and improving execution are encouraging. Moreover, estimates have been going down ahead of the Q3 earnings release. “

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) opened at $28.80 on Friday. Juniper Networks, Inc. has a 1 year low of $23.87 and a 1 year high of $30.96. The company has a market cap of $11,070.00, a P/E ratio of 15.89, a P/E/G ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a current ratio of 2.70, a quick ratio of 2.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The network equipment provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion. Juniper Networks had a return on equity of 13.81% and a net margin of 12.77%. The business’s revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.58 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Juniper Networks, Inc. will post 1.7 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. Juniper Networks’s dividend payout ratio is 23.95%.

In related news, CEO Rami Rahim sold 5,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.35, for a total transaction of $142,290.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 469,607 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,374,144.45. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Rahul N. Merchant bought 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of $24.48 per share, with a total value of $48,960.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 22,543 shares in the company, valued at $551,852.64. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

Juniper Networks, Inc designs, develops and sells products and services for high-performance networks to enable customers to build networks for their businesses. The Company sells its products in over 100 countries in three geographic regions: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.

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