Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) went down by -0.23% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $26.49. The company’s stock price has collected -0.27% of loss in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 12/11/20 that Juniper Networks Inc. stock falls Friday, underperforms market
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 18.72 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for JNPR is at 0.89. 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 $24.33, which is $2.56 above the current price. JNPR currently public float of 325.61M and currently shorts hold a 6.50% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of JNPR was 3.37M shares.
JNPR’s Market Performance
JNPR stocks went down by -0.27% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.91% and a quarterly performance of -5.19%, while its annual performance rate touched -9.98%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.20% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.02% for Juniper Networks Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.04% for JNPR stocks with a simple moving average of -2.79% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of JNPR
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for JNPR stocks, with JP Morgan repeating the rating for JNPR by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for JNPR in the upcoming period, according to JP Morgan is $25 based on the research report published on December 11th of the current year 2020.
Barclays, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see JNPR reach a price target of $25. The rating they have provided for JNPR stocks is “Equal Weight” according to the report published on October 26th, 2020.
UBS gave a rating of “Neutral” to JNPR, setting the target price at $24 in the report published on September 23rd of the current year.
JNPR Trading at 1.10% 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 -17.25% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.02%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.20%, as shares surge +2.81% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +2.67% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, JNPR fell by -0.27%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +3.30% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $21.94. In addition, Juniper Networks Inc. saw -11.00% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at JNPR starting from STENSRUD WILLIAM, who sale 10,000 shares at the price of $22.06 back on Nov 25. After this action, STENSRUD WILLIAM now owns 152,107 shares of Juniper Networks Inc., valued at $220,600 using the latest closing price.
rahim rami, the Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks Inc., sale 1,600 shares at $25.06 during a trade that took place back on Aug 13, which means that rahim rami is holding 735,039 shares at $40,101 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 8.80, with 4.50 for asset returns.
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.
When we switch over and look at the enterrpise 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.