Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) Share are up 6.11% over the last three months: What’s Next?

Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Scott G. Kriens Chairman of the Board with 147,301 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Kenneth B Miller Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, with 70,333 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 59,375 shares of JNPR is Bikash Koley Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR), Dodge & Cox is the top holder with 49.23 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is The Vanguard Group, Inc. with 39.42 million shares. In the third-place spot with 18.99 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $24.50 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 3353420. Compare that to its average daily volume of 3.54M. Given the fact that this stock has 337.51M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $8.27B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 0.99. Its Price to Sales ratio is 1.87, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 3.68, and its Price to Book ratio is 1.81.

JNPR stock has achieved a 5-day range of $24.14 to $25.81, with a total performance of -4.45% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $24.14 to $26.44, generating a +0.04% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +8.22%, trading in the range of $22.87 to $26.44.

In the past 5 days, shares of JNPR have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 5 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 12 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.48. This is a 0.02 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.46, amounting to an earnings surprise of 4.30%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.4, making for an earnings surprise of 0.00%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.26, generating a 23.80% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $566.9 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $306.2 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $861.1 million for the year, compared to $1.26 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$147.4 million, compared to -$151.2 million, and Free Cash flow was $713.7 million compared to the prior year’s $1.11 billion.

Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 6/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 1.21, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.53, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.4 and a Debt to EBITDA of 2.54. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 5.34, its Piotroski F-Score is 6, its Altman Z-Score is 1.7 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.5.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 8/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 11.34, a Net Margin of 8.35, a ROE of 7.83, and a ROC of 51.61.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for JNPR, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 7.54 and its Price to Median PS Value is 0.85. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for JNPR is now 0.92, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 2.78. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 27.91.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for JNPR is sitting at 2.18, while its Current Ratio is 2.24 and its PEG Ratio is 0.84. This stock’s PB Ratio is 1.8, its PS Ratio is 1.94, its Forward PE Ratio is 12.97, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 23.1. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 27.22, its Price to Owner Earnings is 37.18, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 16.29 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 13.28.