Machina Capital S.A.S. lifted its stake in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) by 139.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 52,694 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 30,686 shares during the period. Machina Capital S.A.S.’s holdings in Juniper Networks were worth $1,403,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. NEXT Financial Group Inc bought a new position in Juniper Networks in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $27,000. Bremer Bank National Association bought a new position in Juniper Networks in the 1st quarter worth approximately $39,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co bought a new position in Juniper Networks in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $51,000. Rational Advisors LLC increased its position in Juniper Networks by 1,800.8% in the 1st quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 2,262 shares of the network equipment provider’s stock worth $60,000 after buying an additional 2,143 shares during the period. Finally, Tortoise Index Solutions LLC bought a new position in Juniper Networks in the 1st quarter worth approximately $64,000. 90.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NYSE:JNPR traded down $0.01 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $26.84. 58,177 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,946,767. Juniper Networks, Inc. has a 1-year low of $24.51 and a 1-year high of $30.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.02 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $26.85. The company has a quick ratio of 2.89, a current ratio of 2.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 25th. The network equipment provider reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by ($0.06). Juniper Networks had a return on equity of 10.00% and a net margin of 11.05%. The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.10 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.48 EPS. Juniper Networks’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts forecast that Juniper Networks, Inc. will post 1.42 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 25th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 4th will be paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 3rd. Juniper Networks’s dividend payout ratio is 55.88%.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. TheStreet downgraded Trinity Industries from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. Rosenblatt Securities raised Juniper Networks from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $24.00 to $27.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 12th. Citigroup set a $12.00 price target on Avaya and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Wix.Com from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 8th. Finally, Raymond James set a $240.00 price target on Stryker and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.93.

In related news, CFO Kenneth Bradley Miller sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.86, for a total value of $195,020.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 84,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,349,517.38. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director William Stensrud sold 35,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.01, for a total value of $910,350.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 5,531 shares in the company, valued at approximately $143,861.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 71,641 shares of company stock worth $1,929,004. 1.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Juniper Networks Company Profile

Juniper Networks, Inc designs, develops, and sells network products and services worldwide. The company offers various routing products, such as ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that functions as a universal edge platform; PTX series packet transport routers; cloud customer premises equipment; and NorthStar controllers.

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