Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] – A safe no matter how short-term sentiments looks

Juniper Networks, Inc. [NYSE: JNPR] stock went up by 0.68% or 0.18 points up from its previous closing price of $26.29. The stock reached $26.47 …
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Juniper Networks, Inc. [NYSE: JNPR] stock went up by 0.68% or 0.18 points up from its previous closing price of $26.29. The stock reached $26.47 during the last trading session. During the course of the last 5 trading session in the week, JNPR share price went up during 2 out of 5 days, that way losing -2.22% in the period of the last 7 days.

JNPR had two major price movements with the latest trading session as the price jumped to a high of $26.57, at one point touching $26.26. The latest high is set lower that the high price recorded in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $26.57. The 52-week high currently stands at $30.80 distance from the present share price, noting recovery -6.47% after the recent low of $24.51.

Juniper Networks, Inc. [NYSE:JNPR]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Pro stock traders frequently make sure to pay attention what expert market analysts are saying about a potential stock buy. Regarding Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] right now, the most recent ratings from Wall St. analysts that we can see right now is regarding the quarter that’s slated to end in December. On average, stock market experts give JNPR an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 24.51 to 30.80. This is compared to its latest closing price of $26.29.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] is sitting at 3.04. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.00.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] generated $1 billion in sales. That’s 1.91% higher than the average estimate of $0.98 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that the company is performing better than market experts expected, boosting its appeal as a solid investment.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next scheduled financial results to be made public for this company, which are scheduled to be released on Thu 25 Jul (In 14 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] sitting at +12.56 and its Gross Margin at +59.64, this company’s Net Margin is now 12.30%. These measurements indicate that Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 8.47, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 8.80%. Its Return on Equity is 11.93, and its Return on Assets is 5.91. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates JNPR financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 44.35. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 30.72, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 22.84. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 37.09, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 25.70. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 10.05 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.69. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.75, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.26. Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.93, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 11.08 and P/E Ratio of 16.48. These metrics all suggest that Juniper Networks, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] earns $500,646 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.79 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.48. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 2.44 and its Current Ratio is 2.49. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] has 347.17M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $9.19B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 24.51 to 30.80. At its current price, it has moved down by -14.06% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 7.99% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 49.18. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. [JNPR], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.

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James Investment Research INC Decreased Celanese Corporation (CE) Position by $5.98 Million

Palisade Asset Ltd Company stated it has 0.07% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Quantum Capital Management holds 0.19% or 3,496 shares.

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q1 2019. Its down 0.16, from 1.05 in 2018Q4. It dropped, as 29 investors sold CE shares while 175 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 117.23 million shares or 6.74% less from 125.70 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Dnb Asset As reported 22,049 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue, Alaska-based fund reported 25,832 shares. Fulton Bankshares Na invested in 5,490 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Royal London Asset stated it has 52,470 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Synovus Financial Corp holds 95 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Merian Glob (Uk) Limited has invested 0.64% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Aviva Public Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.03% or 48,209 shares. Martingale Asset LP invested in 0.13% or 117,288 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md stated it has 397,993 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 43,971 are owned by Mackenzie Corporation. Palisade Asset Ltd Company stated it has 0.07% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Quantum Capital Management holds 0.19% or 3,496 shares. New Mexico-based New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.05% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Kentucky-based Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.02% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Acadian Asset Llc invested in 637 shares or 0% of the stock.

James Investment Research Inc decreased its stake in Celanese Corporation (CE) by 22.42% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. James Investment Research Inc sold 61,002 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.41% with the market. The institutional investor held 211,099 shares of the major chemicals company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $20.82M, down from 272,101 at the end of the previous reported quarter. James Investment Research Inc who had been investing in Celanese Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.66B market cap company. The stock increased 1.54% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $106.95. About 233,043 shares traded. Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) has declined 6.47% since July 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.90% the S&P500.

James Investment Research Inc, which manages about $5.64 billion and $1.53B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Short Treasury Bond Et (SHV) by 50,307 shares to 194,796 shares, valued at $21.54 million in 2019Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Health Care Select Sector Spdr (XLV) by 52,106 shares in the quarter, for a total of 107,038 shares, and has risen its stake in Capital One Financial Corp (NYSE:COF).

Analysts await Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $2.48 EPS, down 14.48 % or $0.42 from last year’s $2.9 per share. CE’s profit will be $316.80 million for 10.78 P/E if the $2.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.62 actual EPS reported by Celanese Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.34 % negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Merck, Coca-Cola and other top CEOs join NYSE’s new council to advance corporate diversity – Yahoo Finance” on June 25, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “CorMedix Receives Encouraging FDA Feedback on Neutrolin® LOCK-IT-100 Data – GlobeNewswire” published on July 09, 2019, Businesswire.com published: “Celanese Initiates Shutdown of Ocotlán, Mexico Manufacturing Facility – Business Wire” on June 28, 2019. More interesting news about Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Frank’s International: Taking The Right Steps? – Seeking Alpha” published on July 09, 2019 as well as Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On HEICO Corporation (HEI) ? – Yahoo Finance” with publication date: June 18, 2019.

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Celanese (NYSE:CE), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Celanese had 17 analyst reports since January 14, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, January 14, the company rating was downgraded by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 24 by Deutsche Bank. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $12600 target in Wednesday, April 24 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, April 9. Cowen & Co downgraded the shares of CE in report on Wednesday, February 6 to “Market Perform” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of CE in report on Wednesday, April 24 with “Outperform” rating. On Wednesday, April 24 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Neutral”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, April 24. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 9. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 20 by BMO Capital Markets.

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) Institutional Positions Chart

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Stock Update for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) After -2.22% Move

Watching some recent stock price activity for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), we have seen shares trading near the $26.47 level. Investors have …

Watching some recent stock price activity for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), we have seen shares trading near the $26.47 level. Investors have a wide range of tools at their disposal when undertaking stock research. Investors will often monitor the current stock price in relation to its 52-week high and low levels. The 52-week high is currently $30.67, and the 52-week low is presently $24.61. When the current stock price is trading close to either the 52-week high or 52-week low, investors may pay increased attention to see if there will be a breakthrough that level. Taking a look at some previous stock price activity, we can see that shares have moved -1.64% since the beginning of the year. Pulling the focus closer to the last 4 weeks, shares have seen a change of -1.64%. Over the past 5 trading days, the stock has moved -2.22%.Over the past 12 weeks, the stock has seen a change of -5.5%.

When the stock market is doing well, there may be plenty of winners in the portfolio. Figuring out when to sell a winner can be a tricky proposition. Many investors will be quick to take profits while others may want to hold out for further gains. Selling winners too early or holding on to winners too long may have a negative impact on the trading portfolio. Finding that balance between securing profits and holding out to take higher profits in the future can be very helpful for the active investor.

Investors might be paying attention to what Wall Street analysts think about shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Taking a peek at the current consensus broker rating, we can see that the ABR is 3. This average rating is provided by Zacks Research. This simplified numeric scale spans the range of one to five which translates brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 indicates a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating. In terms of the number of analysts that have the stock rated as a Buy or Strong Buy, we can see that the number is currently 4.

Shifting the focus to some earnings data, we have noted that the current quarter EPS consensus estimate for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.49. This EPS estimate consists of 9 Wall Street analysts taken into consideration by Zacks Research. For the previous reporting period, the company posted a quarterly EPS of 0.26. Sell-side analysts often provide their best researched estimates at what the company will report. These estimates hold a lot of weight on Wall Street and the investing community. Sometimes these analyst projections are spot on, and other times they are off. When a company reports actual earnings results, the surprise factor can cause a stock price to fluctuate. Investors will often pay added attention to a company that has beaten estimates by a large margin.

Looking at some analyst views on shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), we note that the consensus target price is resting at $27.18. This is the consensus target using estimates provided by the covering analysts polled. Sell-side analysts often produce target estimates for the companies that they track closely. Price target estimates can be calculated using various methods, and this may cause some analyst estimates to be drastically different than others. Many investors will track stock target prices, especially when analysts update the target price projections.

Investors may be looking closely at current stock market levels as we move towards the closing stages of the year. Investors might be reviewing current holdings to see if there are any changes that need to be made. Even when things are going good with equities, it may be wise to regularly check the portfolio to make sure that everything is still balanced properly. Being prepared for various market conditions may be a great help to the investor when the winds of change eventually blow in.

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Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) – good time to look at fundamentals

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) went up by 0.68% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $30.80 and move down …
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Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) went up by 0.68% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $30.80 and move down -16.36%, while JNPR stocks collected -2.22% of loss with the last five trading sessions.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) Worth an Investment?

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 16.42 times of increase in earnings at the present.

JNPR Market Performance

JNPR stocks went down by -2.22% for the week, with the monthly drop of -1.71% and a quarterly performance of -3.71%, while its annual performance rate touched -6.47%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.06% for JNPR stocks with the simple moving average of -3.31% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for JNPR stocks, with Citigroup repeating the rating for JNPR shares by setting it to “Sell”. The predicted price for JNPR socks in the upcoming period according to Citigroup is $24 based on the research report published on July 8, 2019.

Rosenblatt, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see JNPR stock at the price of $27, previously predicting the value of $24. The rating they have provided for JNPR stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on June 12, 2019.

BofA/Merrill gave “ Underperform” rating to JNPR stocks, setting the target price at $27 in the report published on January 30, 2019.

JNPR Stocks 0.33% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought JNPR to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Juniper Networks, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -14.06% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 1.66%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 1.54%, while the shares sank at the distance of -1.78% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by -4.68% lower at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, JNPR went down by -2.22%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -11.08% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $26.73. In addition, Juniper Networks, Inc. saw -1.64% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.

JNPR Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR), starting from STENSRUD WILLIAM, who sold 35,000 shares at the price of $26.01 back on May 10. After this action, Rushing now owns 177,883 shares of Juniper Networks, Inc., valued at $910,476 with the latest closing price.

DENUCCIO KEVIN A, the Director of Juniper Networks, Inc., sold 20,000 shares at the value of $27.80 during a trade that took place back on May 02, which means that DENUCCIO KEVIN A is holding 8,253 shares at the value of $556,012 based on the most recent closing price.

JNPR Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +12.56 for the present operating margin and +59.64 for gross margin. The net margin for Juniper Networks, Inc. stands at +12.20. Total capital return value is set at 8.47, while invested capital returns managed to touch 8.44. Equity return holds the value 12.00%, with 6.10% for asset returns.

Based on Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR), the company’s capital structure generated 44.35 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 30.72. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 22.84 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 37.09 and long-term debt to capital is 25.70.

EBITDA value lies at +106.70 M with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 2.69. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 1.75 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.26. The receivables turnover for Juniper Networks, Inc. is 5.79 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.48. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.49.

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Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Infosys Raises FY Forecast

Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded up 0.51% to 27226.21 while the NASDAQ rose 0.12% to 8,205.78. The S&P also rose, gaining …

Following the market opening Friday, the Dow traded up 0.51% to 27226.21 while the NASDAQ rose 0.12% to 8,205.78. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.11% to 3,003.19.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Industrial shares rose 1% on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), up 25%, and XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), up 6%.

In trading on Friday, health care shares fell 1%.

Top Headline

Infosys Limited (NYSE: INFY) reported upbeat June-quarter profit and raised revenue forecast for the fiscal year.

Infosys posted a profit of 38.02 billion rupees ($554.00 million), compared to 36.12 billion rupees in the year-ago period. Revenue from operations increased around 14%. Analysts were expecting a profit of 37.05 billion rupees.

Infosys raised its full-year sales growth guidance from 7.5%-9.5% to 8.5%-10%.

Equities Trading UP

Tower International, Inc. (NYSE: TOWR) shares shot up 69% to $30.81 after the company announced it will be acquired by Autokiniton Global for $31 per share in cash.

Shares of SG Blocks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGBX) got a boost, shooting up 119% to $1.4001 after the company executed an agreement to own a 50% membership interest in CPF GP, which is expected to own a 302-unit multifamily project in Sullivan County, NY.

Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN) shares were also up, gaining 25% to $16.89 after the company agreed to be acquired by Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2 billion including net debt of $686 million as of March 31.

Equities Trading DOWN

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX) shares tumbled 19% to $3.95 after the company lowered its financial outlook for the second quarter 2019 as well as the full year.

Shares of Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVLT) were down 26% to $0.43 on no company-specific news, potentially after traders took profits following a 200% stock price rise yesterday. The company was recently granted an extension to remain listed on Nasdaq.

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) was down, falling 16% to $306.92 after the company reported preliminary Q2 sales below analyst estimates.

Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded up 0.1% to $60.26, while gold traded up 0.1% to $1,407.50.

Silver traded down 0.4% Friday to $15.085, while copper fell 0.4% to $2.676.

Euro zone

European shares were higher today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 rose 0.14%, the Spanish Ibex Index rose 0.17%, while Italy’s FTSE MIB Index gained 0.26%. Meanwhile, the German DAX dropped 0.01%, and the French CAC 40 rose 0.38% while UK shares rose 0.09%.

Economics

The Producer Price Index rose 0.1% for June, versus economists’ expectations for a 0.1% increase.

The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week will be released at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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