What Do Analysts Recommend for Juniper?


Aug. 18 2020, Updated 6:36 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

Juniper Networks (JNPR) has generated investor returns of -15.6% in the trailing-12-month period and -0.8% in the trailing-one-month period. In comparison, it generated 25.5% in 2015 and -16% YTD (year-to-date). The company’s share price fell 1.8% in the trailing-five-day period.

In comparison, Cisco Systems (CSCO), Ericsson (ERIC), and Europe’s (EFA) Nokia (NOK), peer companies in the communications equipment subsector, generated returns of 0.6%, 18.2%, and -8.5%, respectively, in 2015.

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Moving averages

On June 10, 2016, Juniper closed the trading day at $22.95. Based on this, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 4.7% below its 100-day moving average of $24.07
  • 2% below its 50-day moving average of $23.42
  • 0.4% below its 20-day moving average of $23.03

Moving average convergence divergence and relative strength index

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between a company’s short-term and long-term moving averages. Juniper’s 14-day MACD is 0.13. This positive figure indicates an upward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 45, which shows that the stock is somewhat oversold. Generally, if the RSI is above 70, it indicates that the stock is overbought. An RSI figure below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

How do analysts view Juniper?

Of the 35 analysts covering Juniper, nine have given it a “buy” recommendation, two a “sell” recommendation, and 24 a “hold” recommendation. The analyst stock price target for the company is $26.50, with a median target estimate of $26. Juniper is trading at a discount of 13.3% to its median target.


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