Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC Raises Position in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)

Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC raised its holdings in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPRFree Report) by 1.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 46,742 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 476 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC’s holdings in Juniper Networks were worth $1,378,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. Hartford Financial Management Inc. grew its holdings in Juniper Networks by 51.3% in the fourth quarter. Hartford Financial Management Inc. now owns 973 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $29,000 after purchasing an additional 330 shares during the last quarter. Blue Trust Inc. grew its stake in Juniper Networks by 34.4% in the 4th quarter. Blue Trust Inc. now owns 1,439 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $40,000 after acquiring an additional 368 shares during the last quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. increased its holdings in Juniper Networks by 3.5% during the 3rd quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 11,075 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $308,000 after acquiring an additional 375 shares in the last quarter. Wahed Invest LLC raised its position in Juniper Networks by 8.2% during the third quarter. Wahed Invest LLC now owns 4,968 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock worth $138,000 after acquiring an additional 377 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Profund Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Juniper Networks by 1.0% in the third quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 40,842 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock valued at $1,135,000 after purchasing an additional 410 shares in the last quarter. 91.95% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Insider Activity

In related news, CFO Kenneth Bradley Miller sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.47, for a total transaction of $517,050.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 69,435 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,393,424.45. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In related news, CFO Kenneth Bradley Miller sold 15,000 shares of Juniper Networks stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.47, for a total transaction of $517,050.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 69,435 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,393,424.45. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, SVP Robert Mobassaly sold 5,173 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.78, for a total transaction of $190,262.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 36,061 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,326,323.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 132,770 shares of company stock worth $4,852,970. 1.28% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Juniper Networks Trading Down 0.2 %

NYSE JNPR opened at $34.64 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.20, a PEG ratio of 8.71 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.74. Juniper Networks, Inc. has a one year low of $24.87 and a one year high of $38.04. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $36.03 and its 200 day moving average price is $33.77.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPRGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The network equipment provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by ($0.09). Juniper Networks had a net margin of 4.19% and a return on equity of 10.02%. The business had revenue of $1.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.23 billion. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Juniper Networks, Inc. will post 1.12 EPS for the current year.

Juniper Networks Announces Dividend

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 3rd will be given a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 3rd. Juniper Networks’s payout ratio is 127.54%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Juniper Networks in a report on Friday, April 26th. StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Juniper Networks in a research note on Sunday. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Juniper Networks from $40.00 to $41.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, Juniper Networks has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.55.

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Juniper Networks Company Profile

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Juniper Networks, Inc designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. The company offers routing products, such as ACX series universal access routers to deploy high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that function as a universal edge platform; PTX series packet transport routers; wide-area network SDN controllers; and session smart routers.

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