Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) – A Tale Of A Growing But Stealthy Competitive Moat

Miller Kenneth Bradley, EVP CFO, subtracted 7,000 shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) from its portfolio at the rate of $27.02 per share valuing $189,106 on Aug 01. The insider left behind 77,333 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) was $24.12. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $24.30, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $24.47. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $23.99 and a 2nd Support Level at $23.85. Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) stock has lost -$0.99, or -3.94%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$2.90, or -10.73%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$1.06, or -4.21%. This year-to-date, Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) shares have lost -$2.79, or -10.37%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) stock, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .”

With 345,816 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $8,271,919K. Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) generates $4,648 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $566,900 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -13.05%, a 3-Year Total Return of 3.61%, and a 5-year Total Return of 4.01%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.190 per share on 05/31/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 3.18%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.76.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Jun-19, Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) reported earnings of $0.40 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.40 per share, representing a 0 difference and 0.86% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Mar-19, the reported earnings of $0.26 represented a 0.05 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.21 per share, which was a 22.53% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.34 per share. This estimate came from a total of 7 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.39 and the low estimate was $0.31. In the year-ago quarter, Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) generated per-share earnings of $0.41. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -17.07% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 1 purchases (572 shares in total) and 5 sale (28,801 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 21 insider buys amounting to 294,176 shares and 21 insider sales amounting to 227,223 shares. In the past full year, 41 insider purchases were made (involving 650,464 shares) and 52 insider sell-offs equivalent to 591,582 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR) has a Current Ratio of 2.49, a Quick Ratio of 2.44 and a Cash Ratio of 1.94. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 44.35, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 30.72, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 22.84. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 37.09 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 25.70.