How Do Analysts View Juniper Networks?



Shareholder returns and stock trends

Juniper Networks (JNPR) has generated investor returns of 6.5% in the trailing 12-month period and -3.3% in the trailing one-month period. In comparison, it generated returns of 25.5% in 2015, 4.1% in 2016, and -3.0% year-to-date. The company’s share price has fallen 3.5% on a trailing five-day basis.

In comparison, Cisco Systems (CSCO), Ericsson (ERIC), and Europe’s (EFA) Nokia (NOK), peer companies in the communications equipment subsector, generated returns of 15.2%, -36.5%, and -28.0%, respectively, in 2016.

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Moving averages

On January 17, 2017, Juniper Networks closed the trading day at $27.41. Here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 7.3% above its 100-day moving average of $25.55
  • 0.20% above its 50-day moving average of $27.35
  • 3.4% below its 20-day moving average of $28.36

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 Networks’ 14-day MACD is 0.33. This positive figure indicates a rising trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) reading is 32, which shows that the stock is oversold. Generally, if an RSI is above 70, it indicates that the stock is overbought. An RSI below 30 suggests that a stock is oversold.

How do analysts view Juniper Networks?

Of the 30 analysts covering Juniper Networks, eight have given it a “buy” recommendation, two have recommended a “sell,” and 20 have rated it a “hold.” The analyst target price for the company is $28.56, with a median target estimate of $28. The company is trading at a discount of 2.2% to its median target price.


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