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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)?

The company in question is, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently with a stock price of 22.95 (-1.12% today). The market cap for Juniper Networks, Inc. is 8784.52, and is in the sector Technology, and Networking & Communication Devices industry. The target price for Juniper Networks, Inc. is 26.92. Currently Juniper Networks, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 14.44, and a forward P/E of 10.77. Average volume for Juniper Networks, Inc. is 3473.58 and so far today it is 2623245.

Performance in the last year for Juniper Networks, Inc. has been -20.19%. For EPS growth, Juniper Networks, Inc. has seen a growth of 317.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.16%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.70% over the last five years and could be 12.62% for the next five years. Juniper Networks, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -8.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.99%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -3.12%.

Since the IPO date for Juniper Networks, Inc. on the 6/25/1999, Juniper Networks, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -14.83%. With Juniper Networks, Inc. trading at 22.95, the dividend yield is 1.72%, and the EPS is 1.61.

So could Juniper Networks, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 14.44. The PEG is 1.14, P/S is 1.8 and the P/B is at 1.9. The P/cash is 3.75, with P/free cash flow at 16.26.

Juniper Networks, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.2, and the quick ratio is 2.1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.46, and total debt/equity at 0.46.

In terms of margins, Juniper Networks, Inc. has a gross margin of 63.20%, an operating margin of 18.20% and a profit margin of 12.80%.Payout ratio for Juniper Networks, Inc. is 24.40%. Return on assets come to 7.10% with return on investment coming to 10.60%.

Insider ownership for Juniper Networks, Inc., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 87.80%. Outstanding shares are at 378.48. While shares float is 370.41. The float short is currently 2.44%, and short ratio is 2.61.

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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