Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, January 24th. Analysts expect Juniper Networks to post earnings of $0.52 per share for the quarter. Juniper Networks has set its Q4 guidance at $0.49-0.55 EPS.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The network equipment provider reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by ($0.03). Juniper Networks had a return on equity of 13.81% and a net margin of 12.77%. The firm had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.26 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.58 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect Juniper Networks to post $2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Juniper Networks (NYSE JNPR) opened at $28.61 on Wednesday. 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 has a fifty-two week low of $23.87 and a fifty-two week high of $30.96. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,880.00, a PE ratio of 17.13, a PEG ratio of 2.66 and a beta of 1.10.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. Juniper Networks’s payout ratio is currently 23.95%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 target price on shares of Juniper Networks in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. BidaskClub cut Juniper Networks from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut Juniper Networks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Barclays decreased their target price on Juniper Networks from $32.00 to $28.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 target price on shares of Juniper Networks in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.96.

In related news, Director Rahul N. Merchant purchased 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $24.48 per share, for a total transaction of $48,960.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 22,543 shares in the company, valued at $551,852.64. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Rami Rahim sold 16,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.24, for a total value of $422,464.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 469,607 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,322,487.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Juniper Networks

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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