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Analyst's Viewpoint About Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR), Morgan Stanley (MS)

Analyst's Viewpoint About Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR), Morgan Stanley (MS)

Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors now owns 7,045 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $196,000 after buying an additional 2,045 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp owned approximately 0.18% of Juniper Networks worth $19,436,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Capital Guardian Trust Co. raised its position in Juniper Networks by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 1,407,667 shares of the network equipment provider's stock valued at $39,175,000 after purchasing an additional 15,900 shares during the last quarter.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its position in Juniper Networks by 837.8% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 4,696 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $131,000 after purchasing an additional 21 shares during the last quarter. While the stock price moved along with the volume change, shares are touching $7.25 at the time of writing. Institutional investors own 90.96% of the company's stock. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. lifted its holdings in Juniper Networks by 23.9% during the third quarter. (JNPR) traded up $1.42 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $29.61. The volume of JNPR witnessed a shift from 9.06 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 5.35 million shares. The stock's last price was higher from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $49.22 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $45.8. The company has a market capitalization of $10,569.23, a PE ratio of 15.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 1.05.

(-) DSGX, (-6.5%) Q3 net income of $0.08 per share was unchanged from the same quarter past year but trails the Capital IQ consensus by $0.02 per share. It has a return on equity (ROE) of 12.70%. The business had revenue of $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion.

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The Finnish company is still digesting the acquisition of French rival Alcatel-Lucent for which it spent about $17 billion past year. Revenue climbs to $696.6 mln from $633.7 mln past year, also beating the $651 mln analyst mean. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.58 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Juniper Networks, Inc. will post 1.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.35%. A tie-up could combine Juniper's networking assets with Nokia's telecom-gear business.

Founder Pradeep Sindhu is an alumnus of Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and Sun Microsystems. CIBC Asset Management Inc lifted its stake in Juniper Networks by 0.3% in the second quarter. Citigroup dropped their price target on Juniper Networks from $28.00 to $25.00 and set a "neutral" rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. BMO Capital Markets cut their target price on Juniper Networks from $34.00 to $31.00 and set an "outperform" rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 12th.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "14,367 Shares in Juniper Networks, Inc". The mean rating score for this stock is at 1.70. BidaskClub lowered Juniper Networks from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th.


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