We Analyzed the Future Direction of Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR), Here is What We Found

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) went down by -1.03% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $26.49. The company’s stock price has collected -9.03% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/17/20 that Juniper Networks Announces Date of Third Quarter 2020 Preliminary Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast

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Is It Worth Investing in Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE :JNPR) Right Now?

Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 20.66 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for JNPR is at 0.95. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 23 who provided ratings for Juniper Networks Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 14 rated it as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $25.10, which is $3.89 above the current price. JNPR currently public float of 327.63M and currently shorts hold a 5.55% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of JNPR was 3.18M shares.

JNPR’s Market Performance

JNPR stocks went down by -9.03% for the week, with a monthly drop of -11.24% and a quarterly performance of -4.94%, while its annual performance rate touched -14.61%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.75% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.47% for Juniper Networks Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -9.51% for JNPR stocks with a simple moving average of -8.78% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of JNPR

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for JNPR stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for JNPR by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for JNPR in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $24 based on the research report published on September 23rd of the current year 2020.

Goldman gave a rating of “Buy” to JNPR, setting the target price at $28 in the report published on April 29th of the current year.

JNPR Trading at -12.27% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought JNPR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -20.12% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.47%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.75%, as shares sank -12.24% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -8.79% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, JNPR fell by -9.03%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -11.54% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $23.24. In addition, Juniper Networks Inc. saw -14.09% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at JNPR starting from rahim rami, who sale 1,600 shares at the price of $25.06 back on Aug 13. After this action, rahim rami now owns 735,039 shares of Juniper Networks Inc., valued at $40,101 using the latest closing price.

rahim rami, the Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks Inc., sale 5,500 shares at $25.47 during a trade that took place back on Aug 12, which means that rahim rami is holding 736,639 shares at $140,109 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for JNPR

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +11.11 for the present operating margin
  • +59.74 for the gross margin

The net margin for Juniper Networks Inc. stands at +7.76. The total capital return value is set at 7.34, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.28. Equity return is now at value 7.70, with 4.00 for asset returns.

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Based on Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR), the company’s capital structure generated 40.87 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 29.01. Total debt to assets is 21.32, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 39.95. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 28.36.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 147.30M with total debt to EBITDA at 2.36. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.90, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.22. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.44 and the total asset turnover is 0.49. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.08.

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