News headlines about Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Juniper Networks earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the network equipment provider an impact score of 45.8942256027924 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Juniper Networks (NYSE JNPR) traded down 0.71% on Friday, reaching $28.14. The company had a trading volume of 4,398,662 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $10.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.84 and a beta of 1.07. Juniper Networks has a 12 month low of $22.12 and a 12 month high of $30.96. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $28.62 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.53.

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The network equipment provider reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. Juniper Networks had a return on equity of 14.13% and a net margin of 12.66%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.50 EPS. Analysts forecast that Juniper Networks will post $2.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. Juniper Networks’s payout ratio is currently 23.39%.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on JNPR shares. BidaskClub cut Juniper Networks from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Drexel Hamilton restated a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price on shares of Juniper Networks in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Juniper Networks in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Instinet restated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on shares of Juniper Networks in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Juniper Networks from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Juniper Networks currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.89.

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In other Juniper Networks news, CEO Rami Rahim sold 10,700 shares of Juniper Networks stock in a transaction on Friday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.64, for a total transaction of $327,848.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 469,607 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,388,758.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Pradeep Sindhu sold 76,900 shares of Juniper Networks stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.55, for a total value of $2,349,295.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 40,773 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,245,615.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 106,544 shares of company stock worth $3,232,192 in the last ninety days. 3.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc designs, develops and sells products and services for high-performance networks to enable customers to build networks for their businesses. The Company sells its products in over 100 countries in three geographic regions: Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific.

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