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There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) Volatility

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.35, or -1.28%, to $26.96. Volume reached 77,999 shares, with price reaching a high of $26.96 and a low of $26.88. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Tata Play Fiber Rides into the 400G Fastlane with Juniper Networks to Meet India’s Growing Demand for Blazing Fast Internet Speeds.


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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Communication Equipment industry segment, falling under the Technology sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $26.88 and fluctuated between $27.12 as its day high and $26.69 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Juniper Networks Inc. is $8.79B. A total of 2.96 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.54M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, JNPR has seen 5 BUY and 8 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 30,710 and the disposition of 32,486 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 48 BUYs and 71 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,158,268 shares during that period but sold 849,795.

In the most recent transaction, rahim rami sold 6,250 shares of JNPR for 28.56 per share on Sep 08. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 819,985 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 07, rahim rami sold 6,250 shares at 27.97 per share. JNPR shares that Chief Executive Officer owns now total 826,235.

Among the insiders who sold shares, rahim rami disposed of 6,250 shares on Sep 06 at a per-share price of $27.77. This resulted in the Chief Executive Officer holding 832,485 shares of JNPR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, rahim rami sold 6,250 shares at $28.03 per share on Aug 03. Company shares held by the Chief Executive Officer now total 838,735.

Dividend

The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Juniper Networks Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.84, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.13%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 22.74. JNPR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/30/2020 when it declared a $0.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/22/2020. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 09/22/2020 with an ex-dividend date of 08/31/2020. The dividend was $0.20 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for JNPR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $33.11 with high estimates of $42.00 and low estimates of $26.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, JNPR has a high of $38.14 and a low of $26.20.

As of this writing, JNPR has an earnings estimate of $0.38 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.4 per share and a lower estimate of $0.37. The company reported an EPS of $0.27 in the last quarter, which was -18.18% lower than expectations of $0.33.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 21 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for JNPR is Sell with a score of 3.43. A total of 6 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 2 rated it as Overweight while 9 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 3 thought it should be Sold.

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