New York: Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) Stock Has Just Had Its Neutral Rating Reiterated by UBS. Shares now Have a $28 Target

October 13, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

 New York: Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) Stock Has Just Had Its Neutral Rating Reiterated by UBS. Shares now Have a $28 Target

Investors sentiment increased to 2.27 in 2017 Q2. Its up 1.11, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 20 investors sold Juniper Networks, Inc. shares while 100 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 182 raised stakes. 336.77 million shares or 0.08% less from 337.05 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

19,654 are owned by First Republic Management Incorporated. Smithfield Trust accumulated 6,510 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Hillsdale Inv Management stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Creative Planning stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 102,505 shares. Commonwealth Bankshares Of owns 0.02% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 66,911 shares. Captrust Fincl Advsr reported 0% in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Manufacturers Life Insur Co The invested in 456,805 shares. Oakbrook has 0.06% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Caxton Assoc L P stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Jabre Partners owns 557,000 shares. The United Kingdom-based Bp Pcl has invested 0.05% in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Tudor Inv Et Al invested in 81,291 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Principal Fin Gp owns 0.02% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 693,239 shares. Korea Investment Corp owns 215,379 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio.

Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $39.79 million activity. $137,910 worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) shares were sold by Molinaro Vincent. The insider STENSRUD WILLIAM sold $303,863. On Thursday, May 25 SPIDELL TERRANCE F sold $312,382 worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) or 10,600 shares. On Thursday, May 4 SINDHU PRADEEP sold $2.34 million worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) or 76,200 shares. CALDERONI ROBERT had sold 25,000 shares worth $752,413. The insider KRIENS SCOTT sold 1.00 million shares worth $30.09M. 25,000 Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) shares with value of $754,968 were sold by JOHNSON MERCEDES.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) Rating Reaffirmed

In an analyst note issued to clients and investors on Thursday, 12 October, The Neutral rating of Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) shares was reconfirmed by UBS, who now has a $28 TP on the stock. UBS’s TP means a possible upside of 8.61 % from the last close price of the company.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.27 in 2017 Q2. Its up 1.11, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 20 investors sold Juniper Networks, Inc. shares while 100 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 182 raised stakes. 336.77 million shares or 0.08% less from 337.05 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

19,654 are owned by First Republic Management Incorporated. Smithfield Trust accumulated 6,510 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Hillsdale Inv Management stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Creative Planning stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 102,505 shares. Commonwealth Bankshares Of owns 0.02% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 66,911 shares. Captrust Fincl Advsr reported 0% in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Manufacturers Life Insur Co The invested in 456,805 shares. Oakbrook has 0.06% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Caxton Assoc L P stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Jabre Partners owns 557,000 shares. The United Kingdom-based Bp Pcl has invested 0.05% in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Tudor Inv Et Al invested in 81,291 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Principal Fin Gp owns 0.02% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 693,239 shares. Korea Investment Corp owns 215,379 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio.

Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 selling transactions for $39.79 million activity. $137,910 worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) shares were sold by Molinaro Vincent. The insider STENSRUD WILLIAM sold $303,863. On Thursday, May 25 SPIDELL TERRANCE F sold $312,382 worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) or 10,600 shares. On Thursday, May 4 SINDHU PRADEEP sold $2.34 million worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) or 76,200 shares. CALDERONI ROBERT had sold 25,000 shares worth $752,413. The insider KRIENS SCOTT sold 1.00 million shares worth $30.09M. 25,000 Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) shares with value of $754,968 were sold by JOHNSON MERCEDES.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) Ratings Coverage

Among 29 analysts covering Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Juniper Networks Inc. has $3800 highest and $22 lowest target. $30.88’s average target is 19.78% above currents $25.78 stock price. Juniper Networks Inc. had 69 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Neutral” on Tuesday, April 12. UBS maintained Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Goldman Sachs. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of JNPR in report on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Nomura. Berenberg initiated the shares of JNPR in report on Tuesday, April 4 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, November 1 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) earned “Hold” rating by Needham on Thursday, October 12. The company was maintained on Friday, July 24 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus.

About 7.98 million shares traded or 78.52% up from the average. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has risen 32.01% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.31% the S&P500.

Analysts await Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) to report earnings on October, 24. They expect $0.48 EPS, up 2.13 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.47 per share. JNPR’s profit will be $182.84 million for 13.43 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual EPS reported by Juniper Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.04 % negative EPS growth.

Juniper Networks, Inc. designs, develops and sells services and products for high-performance networks to enable clients to build networks for their businesses. The company has market cap of $9.82 billion. The Firm sells its products in over 100 countries in three geographic regions: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific. It has a 15.35 P/E ratio. The Firm sells its high-performance network products and service offerings across routing, switching and security.

More notable recent Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) news were published by: Marketwired.com which released: “Finjan Files a Complaint Against Juniper Networks for Patent Infringement in …” on October 02, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Juniper Lowers Q3 Earnings & Revenue Estimates, Shares Fall” published on October 12, 2017, Marketwatch.com published: “Juniper Networks shares fall after profit, revenue warning” on October 11, 2017. More interesting news about Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Relative Strength Alert For Juniper Networks” published on October 12, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “3 Stocks to Watch on Thursday: Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (HAWK), J.Jill …” with publication date: October 12, 2017.

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