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What Do Analysts Recommend for Juniper?

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

Juniper Networks (JNPR) has generated investor returns of -11.8% in the trailing 12-month period and 0.2% in the trailing one-month period. In comparison, it generated 25.5% in 2015 and -16.5% year-to-date. The company’s share price rose 5.2% in the trailing five-day period.

In comparison, Cisco Systems (CSCO), Ericsson (ERIC), and Europe’s (EFA) Nokia (NOK), which are 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 July 14, 2016, Juniper closed the trading day at $23.06. Based on this, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 3.2% below its 100-day moving average of $23.81
  • 1% above its 50-day moving average of $22.82
  • 2% above its 20-day moving average of $22.61

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 -0.22. This negative figure indicates a downward trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is 55, which shows that the stock is somewhat overbought. 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 31 analysts covering Juniper, six have given it a “buy” recommendation, and 25 have given it a “hold” recommendation. The analyst stock price target for the company is $25.81, with a median target estimate of $25. Juniper is trading at a discount of 11.9% to its median target.

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