18 Apr

A Look at Juniper’s Stock Return Trends

WRITTEN BY Aditya Raghunath

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.

A Look at Juniper’s Stock Return Trends

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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