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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR

Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Networking & Communication Devices in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR  has a market cap of 10184.97. Since its IPO date on the 6/25/1999, Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR performance year to date is -1.36%. Today Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR has gained 1.16%, with a current price of 27.09.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.40%. Return of assets are at 6.70%, with return on investment at 10.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.45. While Total debt/equity is 0.45. With a profit margin of 12.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 62.70%, and operating margin of 17.90%. Juniper Networks, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.3, while the quick ratio is 2.2.

For the last year Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR has seen a EPS growth of 317.10%. A performance for the year of -9.64%. The 52-week high is -9.85%, and the 52-week low is 28.94%. The average volume for Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR is 1178612.

With a target price of 27.75, can Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Juniper Networks, Inc., JNPR. Juniper Networks, Inc. has a P/E of 17.3 and a forward P/E of 12.02. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.31. Juniper Networks, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.07 and 2.14 respectively. For P/cash, Juniper Networks, Inc. has a value of 4.39, while it is 19.65 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 27.09, Juniper Networks, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.49%. We see a return on equity of 12.90%.

Looking more long-term Juniper Networks, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.74% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 317.10% for this year and for the last five years a 6.70% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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