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How Wall Street Analysts View Juniper Networks

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Dec. 4 2020, Updated 10:43 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

Juniper Networks (JNPR) has generated investor returns of 25.1% in the trailing 12-month period and 5.9% in the trailing one-month period. In comparison, the company generated returns of 25.5% in 2015, 4.1% in 2016, and 4.2% year-to-date. The company’s stock price has risen 6.2% on a trailing five-day basis.

Among Juniper Networks’ peers in the communications equipment subsector, Cisco Systems (CSCO), Ericsson (ERIC), and Europe’s (EFA) Nokia (NOK) generated returns of 15.2%, -36.0%, and -28.0%, respectively, in 2016.

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Moving averages

On April 26, 2017, Juniper Networks (JNPR) closed the trading day at $29.46. Here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 5.4% above its 100-day moving average of $27.94
  • 5.1% above its 50-day moving average of $28.03
  • 5.7% above its 20-day moving average of $27.87

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 0.02. This positive figure indicates a rising trading trend.

The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) reading is 75, which shows that the stock is overbought. Generally, if an RSI is above 70, it indicates that the stock is overbought. An RSI figure below 30 suggests that a stock is oversold.

How do analysts view Juniper Networks?

Of the 29 analysts covering Juniper Networks (JNPR), nine gave it a “buy” recommendation, two recommended a “sell,” and 18 gave it a “hold” recommendation. Analysts’ target price for the company is $30.50, and the median target estimate is $31.00. Juniper Networks is trading at a discount of 5.2% to its median target price.

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