Juniper Networks (JNPR) – Investment Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) recently:

  • 2/11/2018 – Juniper Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $29.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/8/2018 – Juniper Networks was downgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating.
  • 2/7/2018 – Juniper Networks is now covered by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They set a “neutral” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/2/2018 – Juniper Networks was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 1/31/2018 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at Barclays PLC from $25.00 to $23.00. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/31/2018 – Juniper Networks had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/31/2018 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $28.00 to $27.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 1/31/2018 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at Nomura from $26.00 to $25.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/31/2018 – Juniper Networks had its price target lowered by analysts at Loop Capital to $26.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/29/2018 – Juniper Networks is now covered by analysts at Loop Capital. They set a “hold” rating and a $30.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/26/2018 – Juniper Networks had its price target raised by analysts at MKM Partners to $31.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/23/2018 – Juniper Networks had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $26.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “We are adjusting our estimates lower for FQ1 and reviewing thoughts in front of the FQ4 print. We continue to be mixed to negative regarding Juniper’s competitive position but valuation is modest and investor sentiment is low. We view tax reform as a positive and Cloud exposure as a wild card for Juniper in 2018.””
  • 1/22/2018 – Juniper Networks was upgraded by analysts at CIBC from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • 1/22/2018 – Juniper Networks was upgraded by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/22/2018 – Juniper Networks was upgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating.
  • 1/17/2018 – Juniper Networks was downgraded by analysts at Barclays PLC from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating. They now have a $25.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $28.00.
  • 1/10/2018 – Juniper Networks had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $27.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/5/2018 – Juniper Networks had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/14/2017 – Juniper Networks is now covered by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They set a “hold” rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) opened at $25.44 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,538.18, a PE ratio of 31.41, a P/E/G ratio of 2.95 and a beta of 0.89. Juniper Networks, Inc. has a 12 month low of $23.87 and a 12 month high of $30.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a current ratio of 2.41 and a quick ratio of 2.70.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The network equipment provider reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.23 billion. Juniper Networks had a return on equity of 13.34% and a net margin of 6.26%. Juniper Networks’s revenue was down 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.66 EPS. analysts expect that Juniper Networks, Inc. will post 1.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.83%. This is a boost from Juniper Networks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Juniper Networks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 49.38%.

In related news, CEO Rami Rahim sold 5,400 shares of Juniper Networks stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.35, for a total value of $142,290.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 469,607 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,374,144.45. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company 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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