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A Look at Juniper’s Stock Return Trends

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Apr. 24 2018, Updated 6:15 a.m. ET

Juniper stock has fallen ~11% in 2018

Juniper Networks (JNPR) has returned -8.3% in the last 12 months, -3.4% in the last month, and 3% in the last five days. Juniper stock rose 44% in 2016 and 2.3% in 2017. Since the start of 2018, it’s fallen almost 11%. Peers Cisco (CSCO), Ericsson (ERIC), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), and Nokia (NOK) have returned 37%, 2%, 75%, and 11%, respectively, in the last 12 months.

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Analysts’ recommendations and price targets

Of the 26 analysts tracking Juniper, four have recommended “buy,” 19 have recommended “hold,” and three have recommended “sell.” Analysts’ 12-month average price target for Juniper is $26.40, and their median estimate is $26. Juniper is trading at a discount of 2.4% to analysts’ median estimate.

Moving averages

On April 17, Juniper closed the trading day at $25.41. Based on that price, the stock is trading:

  • 5.2% below its 100-day moving average of $26.81
  • 0.1% below its 50-day moving average of $25.37
  • 3.5% above its 20-day moving average of $24.56

Juniper is trading 3% above its 52-week low of $23.61 and 21% below its 52-week high of $30.96.

Relative strength index

Juniper’s 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is -0.36. A stock’s MACD marks the difference between its short-and long-term moving averages. Juniper’s negative MACD score indicates a downward trading trend.

Juniper has a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 72, which shows that the stock is trading in overbought territory. An RSI score above 70 indicates a stock has been overbought, while an RSI score below 30 suggests a stock has been oversold.

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