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Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) Is Worth A Look At Current Prices?

During the recent session, Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)’s traded shares were 1.16 million, with the beta value of the company hitting 0.95. At the last check today, the stock’s price was $30.40, reflecting an intraday gain of 2.46% or $0.73. The 52-week high for the JNPR share is $38.14, that puts it down -25.46 from that peak though still a striking 16.18% gain since the share price plummeted to a 52-week low of $25.48. The company’s market capitalization is $9.50B, and the average intraday trading volume over the past 10 days was 4.8 million shares, and the average trade volume was 4.35 million shares over the past three months.

Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) received a consensus recommendation of a Hold from analysts. That translates to a mean rating of 3.00. JNPR has a Sell rating from 2 analyst(s) out of 20 analysts who have looked at this stock. 9 analyst(s) recommend to Hold the stock while 2 suggest Overweight, and 6 recommend a Buy rating for it. 1 analyst(s) has rated the stock Underweight. Company’s earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter are expected to be $0.53.

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Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) trade information

Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) registered a 2.46% upside in the last session and has traded in the red over the past 5 sessions. The stock spiked 2.46% in intraday trading to $30.40 this Thursday, 05/12/22, hitting a weekly high. The stock’s 5-day price performance is -6.64%, and it has moved by -13.30% in 30 days. Based on these gigs, the overall price performance for the year is 12.69%. The short interest in Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 12.07 million shares and it means that shorts have 2.99 day(s) to cover.

The consensus price target of analysts on Wall Street is $36.41, which implies an increase of 16.51% to the stock’s current value. The extremes of the forecast give a target low and a target high price of $26.00 and $46.00 respectively. As a result, JNPR is trading at a discount of -51.32% off the target high and 14.47% off the low.

Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) estimates and forecasts

Statistics show that Juniper Networks Inc. has underperformed its competitors in share price, compared to the industry in which it operates. Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) shares have gone down -6.55% during the last six months, with a year-to-date growth rate less than the industry average at 12.64% against 22.20. Yet analysts are ramping up their growth forecast for the fiscal year 2022. Revenue is predicted to shrink -3.60% this quarter and then jump 3.30% in the quarter after that. In the rating firms’ projections, revenue will increase 5.80% compared to the previous financial year.

Revenue for the current quarter is expected to be $1.27 billion as predicted by 14 analyst(s). Meanwhile, a consensus of 13 analyst(s) estimates revenue growth to $1.13 billion by the end of Mar 2022. As per earnings report from last fiscal year’s results, sales for the corresponding quarters totaled $1.22 billion and $1.06 billion respectively. In this case, analysts expect current quarter sales to grow by 3.80% and then jump by 6.60% in the coming quarter.

An analysis of the company’s performance over the past 5 years shows that the company’s earnings shrunk an estimated -13.00%. While earnings are projected to return -0.90% in 2022, the next five years will return 13.86% per annum.

JNPR Dividends

Juniper Networks Inc. is due to release its next quarterly earnings between April 25 and April 29. However, it is important to remember that the dividend yield ratio is merely an indicator meant to only serve as guidance. Investors should also take the other fundamental and operational aspects into account before investing in the stock. The forward dividend ratio for Juniper Networks Inc. is 0.84, with the dividend yield indicating at 2.83 percent, continuing the trend of increasing dividends in recent years. The average dividend yield of the company for the last 5 years is 2.57%.

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)’s Major holders

Juniper Networks Inc. insiders own 1.27% of total outstanding shares while institutional holders control 95.80%, with the float percentage being 97.04%. Dodge & Cox Inc is the largest shareholder of the company, while 696 institutions own stock in it. As of Sep 29, 2021, the company held over 45.88 million shares (or 14.11% of all shares), a total value of $1.26 billion in shares.

The next largest institutional holding, with 37.07 million shares, is of Vanguard Group, Inc. (The)’s that is approximately 11.40% of outstanding shares. At the market price on Sep 29, 2021, these shares were valued at $1.02 billion.

Also, the Mutual Funds coming in first place with the largest holdings of Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) shares are Dodge & Cox Stock Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. Data provided on Sep 29, 2021 indicates that Dodge & Cox Stock Fund owns about 29.02 million shares. This amounts to just over 8.92 percent of the company’s overall shares, with a $798.5 million market value. The same data shows that the other fund manager holds slightly less at 9.19 million, or about 2.83% of the stock, which is worth about $252.84 million.

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