Comparing Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) and Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)

Marco Green
December 7, 2017

(NYSE:JNPR) by 141.0% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 975,310 shares of the network equipment provider's stock after selling 13,683 shares during the period. Sirios Cap Lp holds 2.34% in Juniper Networks, Inc. One of these technical indicators is the Relative Strength Index (RSI), which now stands at 39.047 for Juniper Networks Inc over the last 14 days - indicating a Sell. Their projections for the Next Quarter growth is -6.5 percent. Stifel holds 0.01% or 124,872 shares in its portfolio. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 103,103 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $2,480,000 after buying an additional 68,844 shares during the last quarter.

Among analysts who offered their Analysis on Juniper Networks, Inc.

SLM Corporation (SLM) formed multiple bottom with $10.76 target or 7.00% below today's $11.57 share price. Acadian Asset Mngmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in NRG Energy, Inc. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 5,427,091 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $151,307,000 after purchasing an additional 3,604,200 shares during the period. Institutional owners hold 92.70% stake in the company, while insiders ownership held at 0.20%. The Stock has its 52-week High of $30.96 and 52-Week Low of $23.87 and it touched its 52-week high on 05/02/17 and 52-Week Low on 10/25/17. (NYSE:JNPR) traded down $0.42 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $27.96.

HollyFrontier Corporation, (NYSE: HFC) exhibits a change of 0.14% during last trading session, while the company's shares hitting the price near $44.31 with the trading volume of 2486539 compared its three months average trading volume of 2.58M. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 2.70 and a current ratio of 2.70. The company has a market capitalization of $10,640.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.59, a PEG ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 1.10.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The network equipment provider reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.58 by ($0.03). In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

Keeping an eyeball on Gross profit Margin, Net profit Margin & Operating Margin, the Gross profit margin of 61.40%; the net profit margin of 12.40% while its Operating margin was 18.00% for Juniper Networks, Inc. The business's revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter previous year, the company earned $0.58 earnings per share. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a $0.10 dividend. Cubist Systematic Strategies holds 0% or 1,475 shares in its portfolio. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Advantus Capital Management holds 0.03% in Juniper Networks, Inc.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on JNPR shares. They may also be used to assist the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $52. The shares were acquired at an average price of $24.48 per share, for a total transaction of $48,960.00. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price objective on Juniper Networks from $34.00 to $31.00 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Juniper Networks's quarterly revenue was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

The Price to Book ratio (Current share price / Book value per share) is a good valuation measure you can use to find undervalued investment ideas. Following the purchase, the director now owns 22,543 shares of the company's stock, valued at $551,852.64. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Juniper Networks, Inc. "(JNPR) Shares Bought by Victory Capital Management Inc." was published by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. Moreover, Macquarie Grp Limited has 0% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc.

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