Are Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) Shares a Sell Now? Instinet Has Downgraded Stock

October 13, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

 Are Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) Shares a Sell Now? Instinet Has Downgraded Stock

Investors sentiment increased to 2.27 in 2017 Q2. Its up 1.11, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It is positive, 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.

Manufacturers Life Insur Com The holds 456,805 shares. Westpac Corporation has 22,320 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Apg Asset Management Nv owns 3.16M shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager L P reported 0.48% stake. Moreover, Sei Investments Com has 0.01% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 121,820 shares. Citadel Ltd Llc owns 0.03% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 1.13 million shares. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). 27 were reported by Oakworth Capital Incorporated. Barclays Pcl has 408,541 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 10,750 were reported by Hillsdale Inv. Glenmede Trust Na owns 6,654 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. The California-based First Quadrant L P Ca has invested 0.32% in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh owns 86,513 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Intll Group Inc Inc reported 139,429 shares. Hsbc Hldg Plc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR).

Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $39.79 million activity. STENSRUD WILLIAM also sold $303,863 worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) shares. On Friday, April 28 JOHNSON MERCEDES sold $754,968 worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) or 25,000 shares. SINDHU PRADEEP sold $2.35 million worth of stock. 4,597 shares valued at $137,910 were sold by Molinaro Vincent on Friday, April 28. 25,000 shares valued at $752,413 were sold by CALDERONI ROBERT on Friday, April 28. SPIDELL TERRANCE F sold 10,600 shares worth $312,382. Shares for $327,796 were sold by rahim rami.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) Receives a Downgrade

In a note revealed on 12 October, Instinet announced that they will be downgrading shares of Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) from a “Buy” to a “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.27 in 2017 Q2. Its up 1.11, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It is positive, 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.

Manufacturers Life Insur Com The holds 456,805 shares. Westpac Corporation has 22,320 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Apg Asset Management Nv owns 3.16M shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager L P reported 0.48% stake. Moreover, Sei Investments Com has 0.01% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 121,820 shares. Citadel Ltd Llc owns 0.03% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) for 1.13 million shares. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). 27 were reported by Oakworth Capital Incorporated. Barclays Pcl has 408,541 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. 10,750 were reported by Hillsdale Inv. Glenmede Trust Na owns 6,654 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. The California-based First Quadrant L P Ca has invested 0.32% in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR). Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh owns 86,513 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Intll Group Inc Inc reported 139,429 shares. Hsbc Hldg Plc invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR).

Since April 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 selling transactions for $39.79 million activity. STENSRUD WILLIAM also sold $303,863 worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) shares. On Friday, April 28 JOHNSON MERCEDES sold $754,968 worth of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) or 25,000 shares. SINDHU PRADEEP sold $2.35 million worth of stock. 4,597 shares valued at $137,910 were sold by Molinaro Vincent on Friday, April 28. 25,000 shares valued at $752,413 were sold by CALDERONI ROBERT on Friday, April 28. SPIDELL TERRANCE F sold 10,600 shares worth $312,382. Shares for $327,796 were sold by rahim rami.

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 19.64% above currents $25.81 stock price. Juniper Networks Inc. had 69 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 22 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, January 5 by Bernstein. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, October 12. UBS maintained Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) rating on Friday, October 23. UBS has “Buy” rating and $33 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) on Tuesday, August 1 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 11 by Needham. UBS maintained Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) rating on Wednesday, July 26. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $30 target. Needham maintained Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) on Thursday, October 12 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, April 12 by Robert W. Baird.

The stock increased 1.37% or $0.35 on October 13, reaching $25.81. About 6.02M shares traded or 34.68% 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 expect Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) to report $0.48 EPS on October, 24.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 2.13 % from last quarter’s $0.47 EPS. JNPR’s profit would be $182.63M giving it 13.44 P/E if the $0.48 EPS is correct. After having $0.49 EPS previously, Juniper Networks, Inc.’s analysts see -2.04 % 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 15.34 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: Marketwatch.com which released: “Juniper Networks shares fall after profit, revenue warning” on October 11, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “3 Stocks to Watch on Thursday: Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc (HAWK), J.Jill …” published on October 12, 2017, Nasdaq.com published: “Juniper Lowers Q3 Earnings & Revenue Estimates, Shares Fall” on October 12, 2017. More interesting news about Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) were released by: Marketwired.com and their article: “Finjan Files a Complaint Against Juniper Networks for Patent Infringement in …” published on October 02, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Relative Strength Alert For Juniper Networks” with publication date: October 12, 2017.

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