Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) Shares Bought by Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its position in shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) by 243.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the …

Juniper Networks logoJanney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its position in shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) by 243.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 29,757 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 21,084 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC’s holdings in Juniper Networks were worth $792,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of JNPR. NEXT Financial Group Inc acquired a new stake in Juniper Networks in the 2nd quarter valued at about $27,000. Bremer Bank National Association bought a new position in shares of Juniper Networks in the 1st quarter valued at about $39,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co bought a new position in shares of Juniper Networks in the 2nd quarter valued at about $51,000. Rational Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Juniper Networks by 1,800.8% in the 1st quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 2,262 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $60,000 after purchasing an additional 2,143 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tortoise Index Solutions LLC bought a new position in shares of Juniper Networks in the 1st quarter valued at about $64,000. 90.89% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Juniper Networks news, Director Rahul N. Merchant sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.06, for a total value of $67,650.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 37,370 shares in the company, valued at $1,011,232.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director William Stensrud sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.00, for a total value of $240,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 28,500 shares of company stock worth $737,990 over the last 90 days. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Citigroup downgraded shares of Juniper Networks from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $28.00 to $24.00 in a report on Monday, July 8th. Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of Juniper Networks in a report on Wednesday. They set an “inline” rating and a $26.00 target price on the stock. Barclays started coverage on shares of Juniper Networks in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock. Raymond James set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Juniper Networks and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 6th. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities raised shares of Juniper Networks from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $24.00 to $27.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 12th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Juniper Networks presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.40.

NYSE JNPR traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $24.27. The company had a trading volume of 2,538,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,863,778. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.47 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.85, a PEG ratio of 3.14 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a quick ratio of 2.13 and a current ratio of 2.13. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $24.58 and a 200 day simple moving average of $26.17. Juniper Networks, Inc. has a 52 week low of $22.42 and a 52 week high of $30.80.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 25th. The network equipment provider reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.10 billion. Juniper Networks had a net margin of 11.05% and a return on equity of 10.00%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.48 earnings per share. On average, research analysts forecast that Juniper Networks, Inc. will post 1.25 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 25th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 4th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 3rd. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.13%. Juniper Networks’s dividend payout ratio is presently 55.88%.

Juniper Networks Profile

Juniper Networks, Inc designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. The company offers various routing products, such as ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that functions as a universal edge platform; PTX series packet transport routers; cloud customer premises equipment; and NorthStar controllers.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR)

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Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) Valuation Takes Center Stage as VC1 Reaches 56

Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) currently has a Value Composite score of 56. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use …

Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) currently has a Value Composite score of 56. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) is 63.

Even with the stock market still riding high, investors may be looking for some bargain stocks to add to the portfolio. Although nobody can say for certain if stocks will continue to climb the ladder, investors may be preparing for the temporary dips in order to get into some positions at more reasonable prices. Always being prepared can help make the tough decisions a bit easier to stomach when the time comes. Coming at the stock market from multiple angles may help investors spot some future winners.



Ever wonder how investors predict positive share price momentum? The Cross SMA 50/200, also known as the “Golden Cross” is the fifty day moving average divided by the two hundred day moving average. The SMA 50/200 for Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) is currently 1.00816. If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average – indicating a positive share price momentum. If the Golden Cross is less than 1, then the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average, indicating that the price might drop.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) is -0.011787. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is calculated by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company’s ROIC over the course of five years. The ROIC Quality of Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) is 5.856383. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) is 0.101483.

Individual investors may tend to become more bullish at market tops and more bearish at the bottoms. This goes against the buy low sell high mantra that is widely preached in the investing community. The two emotions that come into play here are greed and fear. Investors tend to get greedy when they see stocks flying to new highs. It can be very tempting to get in on a name that has been running hot for a time. On the other side of the coin, investors often get fearful when the market is tanking. The fear of losing becomes prevalent when this occurs, and investors may be tempted to sell like the rest. Although this goes against logic, many investors will still end up buying high and selling low.

In taking a look at some other notable technicals, Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR)’s ROIC is -0.011787. The ROIC 5 year average is 0.101483 and the ROIC Quality ratio is 5.856383. ROIC is a profitability ratio that measures the return that an investment generates for those providing capital. ROIC helps show how efficient a firm is at turning capital into profits.

Shareholder Yield

We also note that Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) has a Shareholder Yield of -0.022875 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of 0.03968. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares.

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Even though the stock market can seem erratic and unpredictable, investors may be able to take some steps to help combat the chaos. One thing that investors have the ability to do is create an overall plan and stick to it. This may be one of the single most important factors in achieving success in the stock market. Of course, if something doesn’t seem to be working over an extended period of time, then maybe some action may need to be taken and the plan should be adjusted. Scrapping a plan too early may bring about a lot of unnecessary worry and confusion. Staying disciplined and keeping the proper perspective might help the investor better position themselves on the front lines.

Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) has a current MF Rank of 11823. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

We can now take aquick look at some historical stock price index data. Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.01817. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period.

A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.22429, the 24 month is 1.07283, and the 36 month is 0.81808. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.94841, the 3 month is 1.05510, and the 1 month is currently 1.02773.

QI Value

Shifting gears, we can see that Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) has a Q.i. Value of 59.00000. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be.

Gross Margin score

Investors often have to calculate risk/reward scenarios when navigating the equity market. Keeping track of alternatives and gauging the likelihood of certain outcomes can help with designing a legitimate strategy. When all the research and planning has been completed, there may come a time when the investor has to make a decision and get ready to take some action. There will obviously be some trades that work out great and others that don’t. Accepting the fact that this is part of the process can help keep the investor focused on the next trade instead of lamenting the past.

Stock market investors may be taking some time to review portfolio allocation. Rebalancing the portfolio may be necessary for some but not for others. Rebalancing the portfolio may help provide a strategy for when the market becomes highly volatile. This process may also help keep the investor buying low and selling high. Investors may also be looking at some different stocks to explore in the next few months. This may include reviewing some foreign markets or some new sectors that were previously not included in the stock portfolio. Completing all the necessary research is typically a good way to start building a more comprehensive pool of diversified stocks.

FCF Yield

The FCF Yield 5yr Average is calculated by taking the five year average free cash flow of a company, and dividing it by the current enterprise value. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. The average FCF of a company is determined by looking at the cash generated by operations of the company. The Free Cash Flow Yield 5 Year Average of Finisar Corporation (NasdaqGS:FNSR) is 0.002939.

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Man Group plc (LSE:EMG): How is this stock valued?

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has a Value Composite score of 41. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the …

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has a Value Composite score of 41. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 30.

Investors may be taking a closer look at holdings and trying to decide which way the stock market will lean in the second half of the year. Maybe there are some surprising winners, and the decision needs to be made to either sell for a profit or hold on for further potential gains. Maybe there are some losers that are being held onto with the hope of a rebound. Sometimes investors may get too emotionally attached to certain stocks. Keeping unbiased focus on the market may help provide the portfolio with an added boost. Nobody knows for sure what will transpire over the next few quarters. As earnings reports flow in, investors will be monitoring which companies provide the biggest surprises.

In taking a look at some other notable technicals, Man Group plc (LSE:EMG)’s ROIC is 0.126365. The ROIC 5 year average is 0.356736 and the ROIC Quality ratio is 3.771036. ROIC is a profitability ratio that measures the return that an investment generates for those providing capital. ROIC helps show how efficient a firm is at turning capital into profits.

We also note that Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.102890 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of -0.02724. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.

Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has a current MF Rank of 6884. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.21295. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.97982, the 24 month is 1.10808, and the 36 month is 1.64329. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.14179, the 3 month is 1.17508, and the 1 month is currently 1.02637.

Some dedicated market watchers will preach the old adage, nothing ventured nothing gained. Some may adhere to the slow and steady mindset. The correct play for one investor may not be the same for another. Some may choose to be fully invested while others may keep some cash on the sidelines. Active stock market investors may have to find that perfect balance between being too risky or playing it too safe. If the market keeps charging higher in the second half of the year, investors may have to decide whether to take profits, or let it ride.

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The C-Score is a system developed by James Montier that helps determine whether a company is involved in falsifying their financial statements. The C-Score is calculated by a variety of items, including a growing difference in net income verse cash flow, increasing days outstanding, growing days sales of inventory, increasing assets to sales, declines in depreciation, and high total asset growth. The C-Score of Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) is 2.00000. The score ranges on a scale of -1 to 6. If the score is -1, then there is not enough information to determine the C-Score. If the number is at zero (0) then there is no evidence of fraudulent book cooking, whereas a number of 6 indicates a high likelihood of fraudulent activity. The C-Score assists investors in assessing the likelihood of a company cheating in the books.

Volatility

Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of Man Group plc (LSE:EMG), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 32.214200. The 6 month volatility is 25.386800, and the 3 month is spotted at 25.796300. Following volatility data can help measure how much the stock price has fluctuated over the specified time period. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.

Piotroski F-Score

At the time of writing, Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has a Piotroski F-Score of 4. The F-Score may help discover companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the company financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

Investors may be searching high and low in the market to find some bargain stocks to add to the portfolio. Finding those great stocks at cheap prices may take a lot of research and dedication. Many investors will opt to compare stocks in the same industry. This may be a good way to help determine which ones are poised to stand out above the rest. As we move into the second half of the year, all eyes will be watching the major economic reports. If the data continues to impress, the stock market may continue to cruise along without many hiccups. Careful investors will no doubt be combing through specific company data to make sure the fundamentals are in line as well. Following company fundamentals and stock technicals may help create a wider frame of reference to work with.

P/B

Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has a Price to Book ratio of 1.967002. This ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the book value per share. Investors may use Price to Book to display how the market portrays the value of a stock. Checking in on some other ratios, the company has a Price to Cash Flow ratio of 25.031693, and a current Price to Earnings ratio of 10.740242. The P/E ratio is one of the most common ratios used for figuring out whether a company is overvalued or undervalued.

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Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Sell

Man Group plc grew its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 250.5% in the second quarter. Man Group plc now owns 2,910,357 shares of the …

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. logoBidaskClub upgraded shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Friday, August 23rd, BidAskClub reports.

Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Citigroup reduced their price objective on Bed Bath & Beyond from $18.00 to $13.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 11th. Robert W. Baird reduced their price objective on Bed Bath & Beyond from $18.00 to $13.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 11th. ValuEngine downgraded Bed Bath & Beyond from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 1st. Raymond James reduced their price objective on Bed Bath & Beyond from $20.00 to $17.00 and set a strong-buy rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 12th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Bed Bath & Beyond from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a research report on Monday, July 22nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $15.55.

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond stock traded down $0.12 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $10.52. 4,501,294 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,948,939. The business has a 50-day moving average of $9.05 and a 200-day moving average of $13.00. Bed Bath & Beyond has a 1 year low of $7.31 and a 1 year high of $19.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.13, a P/E/G ratio of 5.77 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a current ratio of 1.52, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58.

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 10th. The retailer reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.04. Bed Bath & Beyond had a positive return on equity of 9.49% and a negative net margin of 4.66%. The firm had revenue of $2.57 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.58 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.32 earnings per share. Bed Bath & Beyond’s quarterly revenue was down 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Bed Bath & Beyond will post 1.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 13th will be issued a $0.17 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 12th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.46%. Bed Bath & Beyond’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 33.17%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Invesco Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 505.0% in the second quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 3,712,146 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $43,135,000 after buying an additional 3,098,546 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 20.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 15,982,481 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $185,717,000 after buying an additional 2,684,312 shares in the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. grew its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 961.2% in the first quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 2,600,532 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $44,183,000 after buying an additional 2,355,487 shares in the last quarter. Man Group plc grew its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 250.5% in the second quarter. Man Group plc now owns 2,910,357 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $33,819,000 after buying an additional 2,079,908 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. grew its stake in shares of Bed Bath & Beyond by 86.7% in the second quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 3,251,093 shares of the retailer’s stock valued at $37,778,000 after buying an additional 1,509,692 shares in the last quarter.

About Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. It sells a range of domestics merchandise, including bed linens and related items, bath items, and kitchen textiles; and home furnishings, such as kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables, and various juvenile products.

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Analyst Recommendations for Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY)

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Value Composite Update on Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently has a Value Composite score of 38. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to …

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently has a Value Composite score of 38. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 31.

Even with the stock market still riding high, investors may be looking for some bargain stocks to add to the portfolio. Although nobody can say for certain if stocks will continue to climb the ladder, investors may be preparing for the temporary dips in order to get into some positions at more reasonable prices. Always being prepared can help make the tough decisions a bit easier to stomach when the time comes. Coming at the stock market from multiple angles may help investors spot some future winners.



Ever wonder how investors predict positive share price momentum? The Cross SMA 50/200, also known as the “Golden Cross” is the fifty day moving average divided by the two hundred day moving average. The SMA 50/200 for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is currently 0.94061. If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average – indicating a positive share price momentum. If the Golden Cross is less than 1, then the 50 day moving average is below the 200 day moving average, indicating that the price might drop.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.158153. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is calculated by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company’s ROIC over the course of five years. The ROIC Quality of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 5.339438. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.194219.

Individual investors may tend to become more bullish at market tops and more bearish at the bottoms. This goes against the buy low sell high mantra that is widely preached in the investing community. The two emotions that come into play here are greed and fear. Investors tend to get greedy when they see stocks flying to new highs. It can be very tempting to get in on a name that has been running hot for a time. On the other side of the coin, investors often get fearful when the market is tanking. The fear of losing becomes prevalent when this occurs, and investors may be tempted to sell like the rest. Although this goes against logic, many investors will still end up buying high and selling low.

In taking a look at some other notable technicals, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)’s ROIC is 0.158153. The ROIC 5 year average is 0.194219 and the ROIC Quality ratio is 5.339438. ROIC is a profitability ratio that measures the return that an investment generates for those providing capital. ROIC helps show how efficient a firm is at turning capital into profits.

Shareholder Yield

We also note that Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.044921 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of 0.04486. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares.

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Even though the stock market can seem erratic and unpredictable, investors may be able to take some steps to help combat the chaos. One thing that investors have the ability to do is create an overall plan and stick to it. This may be one of the single most important factors in achieving success in the stock market. Of course, if something doesn’t seem to be working over an extended period of time, then maybe some action may need to be taken and the plan should be adjusted. Scrapping a plan too early may bring about a lot of unnecessary worry and confusion. Staying disciplined and keeping the proper perspective might help the investor better position themselves on the front lines.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has a current MF Rank of 5746. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

We can now take aquick look at some historical stock price index data. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.88913. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period.

A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.89774, the 24 month is 0.93106, and the 36 month is 1.15004. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.89312, the 3 month is 0.91817, and the 1 month is currently 1.00991.

QI Value

Shifting gears, we can see that Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has a Q.i. Value of 35.00000. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be.

Gross Margin score

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FCF Yield

The FCF Yield 5yr Average is calculated by taking the five year average free cash flow of a company, and dividing it by the current enterprise value. Enterprise Value is calculated by taking the market capitalization plus debt, minority interest and preferred shares, minus total cash and cash equivalents. The average FCF of a company is determined by looking at the cash generated by operations of the company. The Free Cash Flow Yield 5 Year Average of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.076288.

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