22 Mar

How Juniper Is Trading versus Analyst Price Targets

WRITTEN BY Aditya Raghunath

Juniper’s stock returns

Juniper Networks (JNPR) has returned -10.0% in the trailing-12-month period, -3.0% in the past month, and -4.0% in the trailing-five-day period. Juniper Networks stock rose 44.0% in 2016 and rose ~2.3% in 2017. JNPR stock has declined 11.0% since the start of 2018.

In comparison, peers FireEye (FEYE), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), and Fortinet (FTNT) have generated returns of 51.0%, 43.0%, 29.0%, and 45.0%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.

How Juniper Is Trading versus Analyst Price Targets

Analysts’ recommendations and price targets

Of the 26 analysts tracking Juniper Networks stock, four recommended a “buy,” 19 recommended a “hold,” and three recommended a “sell.” The analysts’ 12-month average price target for Juniper Networks is $26.43, with a median target estimate of $26.00.

Juniper Networks is trading at a discount of just 2.3% to the analysts’ median estimate, despite a decline in its stock return in the last 12 months.

Moving averages

On March 13, 2018, Juniper Networks closed the trading day at $25.42. Based on that price, the stock’s moving averages are as follows:

  • 5.7% below its 100-day moving average of $26.95
  • 4.8% below its 50-day moving average of $26.70
  • 2.0% below its 20-day moving average of $25.95

Juniper Networks is now trading 6.5% above its 52-week low of $23.87 and 18.0% below its 52-week high of $30.96.

RSI and MACD

Juniper Networks’ 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is -0.19. A stock’s MACD marks the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. Juniper Networks’ negative MACD indicates a downward trading pattern.

Juniper Networks has a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 47, which shows that the stock is trading close to oversold territory. An RSI above 70 indicates that a stock has been overbought, while an RSI below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.

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